How to Do Business with Okaloosa Gas District
If you sell a commodity or service, you may find a market with Okaloosa Gas District. The Purchasing Division contracts for nearly $30 million in goods, services and construction each year. Since the principal objective of the Purchasing Division is the acquisition of quality goods and services at the lowest cost, we are constantly seeking new sources of supply.
The information provided on this page is intended to provide general overview of the requirements for doing business with the District and link to additional pages with more information. More specific information related to responding to our solicitations is provided through BidNet’s Florida Purchasing Group, click here to view:https://www.bidnetdirect.com/florida. This website provides vendors access to solicitations from the District and other local governments within our service territory and the State of Florida. Registration is free through the e-procurement website. It is the vendor’s responsibility to check these e-procurement portals often for changes and to ensure addendums are considered in your bids or proposals. If you have questions which are not answered by the information provided within the solicitations on the websites, please call the Purchasing Division at (850)729-4890 for further assistance.
A guide for vendors is also offered. Download – How to Do Business with Okaloosa Gas
All commodities, services, or construction projects estimated to cost more than $25,000.00 will be subject to the formal process of Requests for Quote, sealed bids through the Invitation to Bid process, or Requests for Proposals. For engineering or architectural services a Request for Qualifications process will be followed as defined by the State of Florida’s Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act. Procurements for items costing less than $25,000.00 in value are handled through telephone or informal written quotes. Upon contract award the District expects vendors to provide a vendor registration form, a W-9 and certificates of insurance. The vendor registration form and W-9 may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Okaloosa Gas District, Purchasing Division, P.O. Box 548, Valparaiso, FL 32580. Insurance certificates can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to the same P.O. Box as above marked to the attention of Risk Management.
Code of Ethics
As purchasing professionals, the Purchasing Division adheres to the ethical principles adopted by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). Click here: NIGP Code of Ethics.
Vendors Must Comply with All State and Local Business Requirements
All vendors providing a service to Okaloosa Gas District must have a current Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License Tax) from the County in which services are rendered within our service territory. All corporations and partnerships must have the authority to transact business in the State of Florida and be in good standing with the Florida Secretary of State.
Requests for Okaloosa Gas District to Complete a Credit Application
Okaloosa Gas District does not complete credit applications. The financial strength of the District is evidenced by its AA+ investment rating from Standard & Poor’s Corporation and Fitch IBCA, Inc. and its Aa2 rating from Moody’s Investor Services. As an Independent Special District of Florida, the District complies with generally accepted accounting principles as well as the statutory financial reporting requirements of the state. The financial reports which disclose this compliance and provide financial information to support the financial stability of the District may be requested from the Accounting & Finance Department.
Notice of Public Records
Per Chapter 2012-21, Laws of Florida, as related to FS 119, the contact information for the Okaloosa Gas District Public Records Custodian is as follows:
Custodian: Jackie Matichuk
Physical address: Okaloosa Gas District
364 Valparaiso Pkwy
Valparaiso FL 32580
Mailing address: Okaloosa Gas District
PO Box 548
Valparaiso FL 32580-0548
Contact us at: (850) 729-4700 or E-mail