Purchasing Department

The principal purpose of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Purchasing Department is the acquisition of quality goods and services, we are constantly in the process of seeking new sources of supply. SRQ welcomes your participation in these efforts. It is easy to do business with the Authority Purchasing Department. All purchases are made through a comprehensive system of specifications and competitive bidding, which assures that contracts are awarded to the best qualified suppliers that comply with specifications, terms and conditions and have the capacity to deliver. Please note some capital projects may fall under the Engineering and Environmental Department and are bid independently. The Purchasing Department handles surplus sales on line. If you have questions concerning contracting with the Authority, either for supplying goods or services or on bidding on surplus items, please feel free to contact us. Our Hours: 7:00 a.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

Purchasing Contact

Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority
Purchasing Department
1154 Air Cargo Ave, Suite L
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Phone: 941-359-2770 ext. 4246
Member: National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

  • NIGP Sarasota Bay Chapter

  • Florida Association Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO)

  • Airport Purchasing Group (APG)

Vendor Information


Please note some capital projects may fall under the Engineering and Environmental Department (941-359-2770 Ext. 4270) and are bid independently. The Purchasing Department received the 2012 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI) This prestigious award brings credibility and recognition to the Purchasing Department as a member of an elite group of purchasing organizations that represent the highest standards of quality and efficiency in government. This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence based on criteria designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership. The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority is one of four airports nationwide to receive this honor; the other airports are Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports and San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.