ANNOUNCING: Seminole State College Now Partnering with Procurement Search

Businesses of all sizes can experience the benefits of Procurement Search, now partnering with Seminole State College

Sanford, Fl., August 10, 2018 – Procurement Search, the first procurement and contracting search platform to provide vendors a one-stop resource, today announced a partnership with Seminole State College of Sanford, Fl., to provide vendors instant access to their solicitations via the Procurement Search platform ( The new offering supports Seminole State College’s efforts to improve their engagement with the local vendor community.

Procurement Search is committed to democratizing government contracting. The disparity between the business community and the demographic of awarded contracts is something we can address,” said Steve Havelka, founder and CEO of Procurement Search. “By partnering with Seminole State College, we are helping them work with a wider, more competitive vendor community, and we are bringing their solicitation opportunities to businesses that would otherwise miss out on the chance to work with this vibrant organization.”

For most companies, prospecting for government contracts is not their priority. In most cases they have tried, and become overwhelmed at the myriad solicitation platforms in their local region, and left contracting opportunities on the table to those few firms that can navigate the systems. Government agencies are then left to work with those firms with familiarity with their systems–which aren’t necessarily the firms that can provide competitive bids and best value on their contracting needs.

Seminole State College’s partnership with Procurement Search will help them align with the business community, through robust, simple, and effective solicitation outreach, across all sectors, provided by Procurement Search. Bridging the technological divide between buyers and their local business community begins today.

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About Procurement Search

Procurement Search brings simple, powerful government contract discovery to businesses of all sizes. Featuring a robust search technology platform and modern, mobile-friendly user interface, Procurement Search removes technological barriers to access and opens up contracting to more businesses, especially those from historically underutilized communities. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @SearchProcuremt.


ANNOUNCING: Sound Transit Becomes Customer of Procurement Search

Cloud-based platform streamlines discovery of solicitations and contracting opportunities for vendors and small businesses, boosts competitive bidding and maximizes taxpayer dollar spend

SEATTLE, Wash. – June 14, 2018 – Procurement Search, the leading procurement and solicitation search engine, today announced that Sound Transit, the public transit agency serving the Seattle metropolitan area, has gone live, listing for the first time their solicitations on the Procurement Search platform ( Sound Transit has selected Procurement Search to help support their contractor and vendor outreach and to improve the competitiveness of their bids and the value they bring to taxpayers.

The implementation by Sound Transit demonstrates Procurement Search’s ability to provide robust, simple, and effective solutions for vendor outreach across a variety of sectors, including construction, architecture and engineering, professional services, and goods. With this implementation, Procurement Search and Sound Transit are poised to open up contracting opportunities to a much wider and more diverse vendor pool, improving use of taxpayer dollars and increasing contracting among firms that better reflect the demographics of the Seattle-area business community.

By partnering with Procurement Search, Sound Transit is sending a message to the Seattle-area small business community that they are ready to work with new firms, that they are open for business,” said Steve Havelka, Chief Executive Officer at Procurement Search.

Featuring a robust search technology platform and modern, mobile-friendly user interface, Procurement Search removes technological barriers to access and opens up contracting to more businesses, especially those from historically underutilized communities. Procurement Search is active in several metropolitan areas across the Pacific Northwest and in the Mid-Atlantic region, with plans for nationwide expansion actively underway.

Testimonial: TriMet

Monika Johnson, TriMet

“We have been working with Procurement Search for over a year and find the services beneficial to small businesses in our transit region.  Contractor outreach is an important part of the work we do, to ensure we work with DBEs and state-certified firms around the region.  Procurement Search is an important conduit to our work.”

Monika Johnson,
Business Equity Representative

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TriMet: A Procurement Search Member Agency

Testimonial: Port of Portland

Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips, Port of Portland. (Provided photo)

“I am happy to say that Procurement Search saved us time on our outreach, and has expanded our outreach activities, giving us the results we were seeking.”

– Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips,
Small Business Development Program Manager,
Port of Portland

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Port of Portland: A Procurement Search Member Agency

Testimonial: City of Portland

Tiffani Penson, City of Portland

“Procurement Search helps us reach exactly the audience we need to get the results we want. It’s quick to set up, easy to use, and we’re getting way more bang for our marketing buck.

We would wholeheartedly recommend ProcurementSearch to any agency that wants to get more competitive bids from local firms.”

– Tiffani Penson,
Minority Program Evaluator,
City of Portland

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City of Portland: A Procurement Search Member Agency

Check it out! We’ve been featured in the Portland Business Journal

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Jared Wiener’s column for the Portland Development Commission in the Portland Business Journal

Things are heating up for! The founder of PDXProcurementSearch, Steve Havelka, was interviewed by Jared Wiener of the Portland Development Commission, and featured in the Portland Business Journal on October 21st, 2015.

We are so grateful to Jared Wiener for this opportunity to get the word out to small businesses on how PDXProcurementSearch can help them find the most government contracting opportunities targeted to their business, in the shortest amount of time.

As PDXProcurementSearch grows, we’re learning new ways to talk about how it can help both Oregon small businesses and Oregon government agencies. and also benefit government agencies by making less outreach and marketing work for their procurement teams.

Now, instead of just one agency marketing its own opportunities, each agency that points to the site helps all of the other agencies as well.



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Read the whole article at the Portland Business Journal here.

Thank you so much to Portland Development Commission for highlighting PDX Procurement!



Testimonial: Oregon Metro

Gabriele Schuster, Oregon Metro

“We found that is a much more technological advanced tool for Metro to get contracting opportunities to businesses and it is very easy for business owners to use.

This resulted in part in Metro’s increase of the contract award utilization rate to minority, woman owned and emerging small businesses.”

– Gabriele Schuster,
Procurement Manager,

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Oregon Metro: A Procurement Search Member Agency