Effective March 1, 2020, the City of Cocoa’s Purchasing Division will utilize online bid solicitation platform, Vendor Link, for all City of Cocoa public bid solicitations. All interested businesses wanting to submit bids for publicly advertised City of Cocoa projects can register online by visiting the Purchasing Division’s website at www.CocoaFL.org/Purchasing at no cost.
This new, user-friendly online platform makes it easy for businesses to register and receive electronic notification of available bid solicitations. It also gives the City the ability to easily store and manage contracts and allows the various City departments to work together in a more cohesive manner.
“Vendor Link provides a full scale solution that will afford the City a broader, more collaborative and thorough online bidding platform that will reach more businesses for a more competitive bidding process,” says Heath Hancher, City of Cocoa Purchasing Manager.
The current platform, DemandStar, will no longer be utilized to advertise available public bids for the City of Cocoa. Any businesses that were receiving notification through DemandStar will need to register with the new platform, Vendor Link to continue to receive notifications.
The City of Cocoa Purchasing Division encourages local and small businesses, minority, women, veteran, service-disabled veteran and economically disadvantaged owned businesses to participate in the public bidding process.