Procurement Division

NIGP Accreditation Seal

The mission of the Procurement Division is to provide and ensure a high quality of service to city departments and the taxpayers of South Miami. This is accomplished by awarding contracts to highly qualified vendors who meet bid and proposal specifications and a thorough background investigation. The Procurement Division promises to obtain the best quality of goods and services by maximizing its purchasing power through integrity, equality, efficiency and effectiveness.

The Procurement Division of the City of South Miami's function is to maximize the investment of our citizens by utilizing city values and the best business practices, to provide goods and services to city departments, to insure integrity, and to maintain the highest ethical standards following the Florida Statutes, City Charter, Code of Ordinance and Purchasing Policies.

Procurement Division's strategic vision is to be recognized as a world class procurement organization and consistently seeks ways to better serve the City and its citizens.

Commitment, Transparency, Inclusion, Fairness, Teamwork, Communication, and Integrity.

The Procurement Division has attained its re-certification of NIGP, The Institute for Public Procurement's Outstanding Agency Accreditation Award, effective July, 2022 through July, 2025.  

This award formally recognizes excellence in public procurement by establishing a body of standards that should be in place for a solid operation.  The division responded to the rigorous challenge of a detailed application that required substantial documentation and a demonstration of best practices. 

The Procurement Division initially achieved accreditation in 2012 and must re-certify every three years.  While NIGP membership represents over 3,000 government agencies throughout the United States and Canada, only 160 governments have attained this distinction.