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Become A City Supplier

Register to become a city supplier to do business with the city. When you register, your company is added to our Supplier Database. The Supplier Database is used to process payments as well as identify potential suppliers who may be invited to participate in the city's sourcing/bid selection process.

Existing Users:


New Users: 

Learn more about how to register your business.

Complete the following form(s) to register as a city supplier and gain access the online iSupplier Portal.

Additional information

ePayables/Credit Card Payments Program

The city of St. Petersburg is pleased to announce payments via credit cards. This process will benefit vendors and the city by reducing paper, providing faster payment turn around time and reducing trips to the bank. This program is a win-win for vendors and the city.

How does the program work?

The city will issue a unique credit card number to each vendor. (There is no physical card issued.) Vendors will maintain the credit card number on file. The card has a zero balance until payments have been authorized by the city.

After goods are delivered or services rendered vendors submit invoices to the bill to department in accordance with the current process. When payments are authorized, an email notification is sent to an email address provided by the vendor. The email notification includes the invoice number, invoice date, and amount of payment. Once the vendor receives the email the credit card has been authorized to be charged for the amount listed in the email. When the vendor charges the full amount authorized in the email the card will return to a zero balance until the next payment is authorized.

Is there a cost to participate in the program?

The city does not charge vendors to participate in the program; however, there may be a charge by the company that processes your credit card transactions.
Note: Transaction fees are negotiable.

What are the benefits of receiving payments by credit card?

Vendors that accept credit card payment are not subject to the city payment terms of net 30 days. This will allow vendors to:

  • Receive their payments faster to use for day to day operations or investments.
  • Quickly reduce outstanding accounts receivable balances.
  • Reduce the cost of paper processing and employees' time spent on preparing and making deposits.

Accepting credit card payments provides a cost savings for the City. These savings are returned to the tax payers of the city.

Product Evaluation Requests

The Procurement & Supply Management Department encourages suppliers to submit new and innovative products for evaluation to support the City's diverse operations. Products with satisfactory ratings in the process are added to the City's Qualified Products List (QPL) for consideration in the bidding process. The City is especially interested in expanding its offering of green products that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment.
To have your product considered for QPL approval, please FULLY complete this PRODUCT EVALUATION REQUEST FORM (PERF).

Email the completed form to the address indicated on the form. Samples may be also shipped as indicated on the form.
  1. The Procurement Department will examine the product information and City requirements. After reviewing this information, the end user department or commodity evaluation team members will field test and individually provide "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" ratings to Procurement.
  2. The Procurement Department will request additional information if needed, and compile all ratings from individual evaluations. Products with overall satisfactory ratings will be added to the City's QPL for that commodity's classification. QPL listed items will then be considered in the bidding process.
  3. Regardless of result, company representatives submitting forms will be notified in writing of evaluation results.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 119.071 Social Security Numbers collected from registrants are used for identification, verification and tax reporting purposes.

Under Florida law (Florida Senate Bill SB 80) e-mail addresses submitted to the city are public records.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 112.313 City employees are prohibited from selling goods or services to the City and are therefore ineligible for supplier registration.


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P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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