Procurement Services connects client departments and the business community increasing the efficiency of the procurement process using strategic and innovative ideas and creating further opportunities to partner with the City.
Procurement Services Staff is committed to exemplary customer service, professionalism, impartiality, transparency and achieving best value for the City within the parameters of the law. The City strives to promote and maintain high ethical values and procurement practices that are in accordance with Federal Laws, State Statutes and City Ordinances.
Procurement Services staff is available to assist you with any questions that you may have about the policy, process or procedures and we look forward to working with you. You may reach at (239) 321-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Fort Myers utilizes a four-tiered threshold approval process.
Level 1: Department may procure with any responsible supplier via p-card or requisition process.
- Goods, equipment and non-professional services between $0.00 and $10,000
- Professional Services (excluding CCNA* related) between $0.00 and $50,000
Level 2: Department must provide a minimum of two (2) quotes from responsible suppliers using the requisition process
- Goods, equipment and non-professional services between $10,000 and $50,000
- Professional Services (excluding CCNA* related) between $50,000 and $100,000
Level 3: Procurement staff will obtain quotes
- Goods, equipment and non-professional services between $50,000 and $100,000
Level 4: Formal Competitive Solicitation Process and City Council Approval
- All goods and services in excess of $100,000
*CCNA (Consultant’s Competitive Negotiations Act) – Governs the processes required for procurement of professional design services for public sector projects. The City is required to follow Florida Statute 287.055 for the acquisition of professional architectural, engineering, landscape architectural and survey and mapping services.
The City of Fort Myers utilizes NIGP The Institute for Public Procurement commodity codes to identify goods and services. The City’s E-Services Code Lookup Tool will show the commodity code(s) for goods or services.
Employment Eligibility Verification System (E-Verify) Requirements
An E-Verify MOU must be on file with Procurement Services before any work is performed.
Suppliers are required to enroll in the E-Verify program and provide the city with a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding before the PO is issued and any work has begun. Suppliers thereafter must verify employment eligibility of their employees assigned to the contract at the time of enrollment in E-Verify.
If the Supplier is already enrolled in E-Verify they must use E-Verify within to verify employment eligibility of their employees assigned to the contract and initiate verification of all new hires of the contractor and of all employees newly assigned to the contract prior to their date of hire or date of assignment to the contract.
Subcontractor requirement: Suppliers shall require all subcontracted Suppliers to follow the requirement to E-Verify to subcontractors. MOU’s will be provided to the City upon request.
It shall be the Supplier's responsibility to familiarize themselves with all rules and regulations governing this program.
For additional information regarding the Employment Eligibility Verification System CE-Verify) program visit the following website: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
Contractors shall be required to provide the City of Fort Myers Procurement Services a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding and an executed affidavit asserting they shall comply with the E-Verify Program for each service/project. The affidavit is attached to the solicitation documents.