Doing Business with USF

Getting Started

The University of South Florida employs a decentralized purchasing model.  In most instances, individual departments determine their specific needs and communicate with suppliers to engage them in a wide variety of commodities and services.  Suppliers can view USF Tampa departments listed by their Administrative Units, as well as, visit the USF Sarasota-Manatee and USF St. Petersburg websites to contact departments to market their commodities and services.  Suppliers should make an appointment with a specific USF employee before arriving on any campus for an in-person meeting.

Procurement Services supports the departmental sourcing efforts described above and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and policies.  In addition, Procurement Services leads public solicitation events to acquire certain commodities and services which are widely used by USF or meet a certain spend threshold currently designated by the Florida Board of Governors regulations. Please visit USF's Public Solicitation Portal to view current events open for bid.

Please contact to receive an invitation to register as a supplier interested in doing business with USF and provide additional information about your business.