Contact the Purchasing Office


Please Refrain from Cold Calls

The Purchasing Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota strives to offer the highest level of service to all our suppliers and customers. For this reason we ask that you refrain from making cold sales calls to our office. Please call 941-752-5356 to set up an appointment to meet with us and share your information about your company's products and services. Thank you for your cooperation!


Tax Exemption Certificate

State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota Sales Tax Exemption Certificate 11/30/19 – 11/30/24

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The purchasing authority of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota has been delegated to the Department of Business Services. The College welcomes representatives to contact us during normal business hours. Appointments are required prior to your visit.


Thank you for your interest in becoming a supplier to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. 

The SCF Purchasing department is responsible for sourcing all other products and services. Please call to request an appointment to speak with the Coordinator. The Purchasing Coordinator will speak with you to determine if there is an immediate need for your company’s services; or to direct you to the department that may have need of them. This is necessary because the College sources many of its products and services through State of Florida contracts and public solicitations.     

If, after your meeting with either Facilities Planning and Maintenance or Purchasing, it is determined that the College has need for your products or services you will be asked to submit the appropriate forms to have your company placed in the supplier database. Please do not COLD CALL on either Facilities Planning and Maintenance or Purchasing without first requesting an appointment. 

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota actively seeks out minority businesses and enterprises. Please be sure to include information regarding your company’s minority owned status when submitting your information. Minority owned enterprises seeking certification through the Office of Supplier Diversity can obtain information here.

Bidder Lists

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not maintain bidder lists because it routinely solicits bids and proposals for services from the public as required by Florida Statutes. Please visit the Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Invitations to Negotiate page for currently open solicitations. Your company does not have to be a registered supplier with the College to participate in the competitive solicitations. Should your company win an award based upon the solicitation, you will be asked to complete the forms necessary to become a registered supplier to the College.

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