Procurements & Contracts

The Procurement & Contracts Department is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services required by Lutheran Services Florida and all its programs. We are dedicated to implementing policies and procedures that incorporate the Organization’s Vision, Mission and Administrative Imperatives by establishing operating procedures with which to locate and ensure adequate and continuing sources of supply, consistent with legal, budgetary, and delivery requirements of programs.

It is our mission to:

  • Ethically acquire goods and services on a timely and economical basis;
  • Assure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and Organization regulations during the procurement process;
  • Provide assistance, consultation, and advice regarding all procurement needs of the Organization.

Meet the Staff

Active Solicitations

Below, you will find a list of current public solicitations from Lutheran Services Florida (LSF). If there are no active solicitations available at this moment, please check this page frequently for the latest updates. To prepare for future opportunities, submit your details through the appropriate interest forms linked below:

  • Child Care Provider Expression of Interest Form: This form is designed for licensed child care providers interested in partnering with LSF to deliver Head Start services in your community. Click below to learn more and submit your information to be added to our solicitation list.
  • Vendor Expression of Interest Form: For licensed and insured vendors who provide goods and services outside of Head Start childcare services.

By registering your interest, you ensure that you are promptly notified of any relevant upcoming solicitations that match your profile.

In Person Informational Meeting: Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at 6:00 PM EST.
Checklist Items Due: Friday, May 3rd, 2024, by 5:00 PM EST.
Estimate Time for Site Visits for Quality Assurance Inspection: Beginning Week June 3rd
Virtual Public Bid Scoring: Tuesday, June 25th, 2024, at 12:30 PM EST.
Estimated Award Date: Week of July 10th, 2024

In Person Informational Meeting: Monday, May 6th 2024, by 5:00 PM EST.

Checklist Items Due: Tuesday, June 4th 2024, by 5:00 PM EST.
Estimate Time for Site Visits for Quality Assurance Inspection: Beginning Week June 18th.
Virtual Public Bid Scoring: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, at 12:30 PM EST.
Estimated Award Date: Week of July 22nd, 2024.

Mandatory Pre Bid Walkthrough: Thursday, June 12th, 2024, beginning promptly at 9:00 AM- RSVP link in RFP attachment

Questions Due: Friday June 21st, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST
Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 12th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST
Estimated Award Date: Week of August 1st, 2024.

RFP Issued: Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Questions Due: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST
Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 14th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST
Estimated Award Date: Week of July 21st, 2024.

Doing Business with LSF

At LSF (Lutheran Services Florida), we highly value partnerships with local businesses and small enterprises that are committed to community service and resonate with our organizational mission. We aim to forge collaborations that profoundly impact the communities we serve.

Why Partner with LSF?

Partnering with LSF provides businesses the chance to engage with an extensive network of services and contribute to significant projects that improve lives across Florida. We seek partners who are passionate about effecting positive change and can deliver innovative solutions in healthcare, education, community support, and more.

How to Become a Vendor

Interested in becoming a vendor with LSF? Begin by completing our Non-Childcare Vendor Expression of Interest Form. This form collects vital information about your business and the services or products you offer. Our Procurement Department thoroughly reviews each submission. If your services meet the needs within the specific areas and counties we operate, we will reach out to discuss potential collaboration opportunities.

  • Vendor Evaluation: Prospective vendors are evaluated based on their ability to meet LSF’s needs, adherence to LSF terms and conditions, compliance with local and federal regulations, including the Davis Bacon Act, and alignment with our mission and values.
  • Compliance and Licensing: It is crucial that your business is not debarred and maintains the necessary licenses and insurance to operate in Florida.

Continuous Engagement

Existing vendors partnered with LSF are not required to resubmit the Expression of Interest Form, but we encourage you to regularly update your information. We value long-term relationships and are committed to maintaining a network of dependable, mission-aligned partners.

Thank you for considering a partnership with Lutheran Services Florida. Together, we can achieve more and have a lasting impact on our communities. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you to fulfill our mission and enhance the quality of life for those we serve.

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Become a childcare partner.

Every child deserves the best start she or he can have, no matter their circumstances. That’s why Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) has, for more than 30 years, provided the highest quality early childhood education to children who otherwise might have been left behind. When children receive the quality early childhood education they deserve, not only do children fare better, but communities do, too.

Contracts

The Contracts Office is responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing all of the Organization’s contracts and agreements. The Contracts team works with the Office of General Counsel and other organization’s departments to ensure contracts are written and negotiated in the best interest of the organization.

Contract Review

Any contractual agreement binding the organization, regardless of dollar amount, must be reviewed and approved by the Contracts department prior to execution by the organization’s personnel. Any amendment or revision to an existing contractual agreement must also be reviewed and approved in writing by the Contract Department.

In addition, while a contract may appear not to bind the organization to financial obligations (e.g., no cost agreements), there may be other obligations or liabilities present in the agreement (e.g., indemnification, insurance obligations, or uncapped liability). All agreements that bind the organization must be reviewed by the Contract Department.

Signature Authority

The Contracts Office facilitates the signing of all contracts. Organization policy states that only authorized individuals may sign contracts on behalf of the Organization. Any other Organization employee, including program staff, employees, directors, etc., are not authorized to sign contracts on behalf of the Organization.

Questions?

Department Contact Information
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday thru Friday
Location: 3627 A W Waters Ave. Tampa FL, 33614
contracts@lsfnet.org