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Small Business Procurement Program (SBPP)

Local small businesses support the City of Gainesville's overall economic development and the City is committed to their success, growth and development. To help these businesses be more successful, the City has adopted the Small Business Procurement Program (SBPP). The program provides significant opportunities for qualified local small businesses to participate on a nondiscriminatory basis in all aspects of the City's contracting and procurement programs as well as providing other needed business services.                               

What SBPP offers local small business?

  • Bid documents available at no cost or at a discounted price
  • Maximum opportunity to participate in City contracts as prime contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers.
  • Listing in City's Qualified Local Small Business Directory
  • Technical assistance in preparing bids
  • Other resources and services to promote business growth

Who are the ideal candidates?

  • Be located within the corporate limits of the City of Gainesville
  • Pay required Occupational License taxes
  • Have less than 100 employees
  • Have a net worth of less than $3 million and an average net income of less than $2 million (after federal income taxes, excluding carry-over losses). For sole proprietors, the $3 million net worth includes personal and business investments.

How to get your business qualified?

  • Your Business's principal location with full-time employees must be located within the Corporate limits of the City of Gainesville and have a valid Occupational License. Occupational License information: (352) 334-5024
  • Your business must meet the size requirements: Fewer than 100 employees and have a net worth less then $3 million and an average net income of less than $2 million.
  • Complete the application and return to the SBPP Office. Application Form
  • On the form, you will need to identify commodity/services codes for goods and/or services your business provides. Find Commodity/Services Codes
  • If you would like to have the City of Gainesville utilize direct deposits for goods and services purchased from your company, complete the Electronic Funds Transfer form and return to the SBPP Office. Electronic Funds Transfer Form
  • For instructions on how to complete a W9: W9 with Instructions

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