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Business Opportunities and Results

Important Note: The protocol posted on this website shall control all proceedings associated with this Selection Cycle.

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Scheduled Dates and Times

September Selection Cycle

Business opportunities for the September Selection Cycle will be posted on September 15, 2018.

Absolute Application Deadline

Close of Business on September 30, 2018.

All applications for any or all of the posted business opportunities must be received in the Business Enterprise headquarters in Tallahassee by close of business at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the deadline date without exception.  A post mark is not considered as the receipt date. You will be notified by email once your application is received.

Selection Cycle Testing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Selection Cycle Interviews

October 29-30, 2018 in Tampa.

Download the Business Opportunity Application Form.

May Selection Cycle Results

Region 1

  • Facility 470 – Snack Bar, Fort Knox Annex, Tallahassee – No Applicants.

Region 2

  • Facility 446 – Rest Area, I-75 Southbound, Lake City – awarded to Troy Arthur.

Region 3

  • Facility 466 – Snack Bar, Station Processing, Kennedy Space Center – awarded to Kash Ahmed
  • Facility 603 – Non-Hwy Vending Route, Ocala – awarded to Tom Loveday.

Region 6

  • Facility 519 – U.S. Post Office, Miami – awarded to Maria Reynolds.

Additional Information

Selection Cycle Exam

The test for the current selection cycle will take place in the District Office designated by the applicant on his or her application according to the Scheduled Date and Time listed at the top of this page.  Persons arriving after the start of the test will be turned away and disqualified from further consideration. The test shall conclude no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Applicants will be notified by email and follow-up phone call regarding testing date, time, and location. Contact the designated District Office for directions if needed. Study guides are available to help you Prepare for the Vendor Selection Test.

Selection Cycle Interview

The Selection Panel will meet at a location yet to be determined according to the Scheduled Date and Time listed at the top of this page. Interviews for qualified applicants may begin on the first scheduled interview day or at appointed times on the following days. It is expected that the Panels business will conclude no later than 5:00 PM on the last scheduled interview date, if not sooner, depending upon the number of applicants qualifying for an interview.

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Florida Bureau of Business Enterprise

Providing Tools and Support for Legally Blind Vendors in the Food Service Industry