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

May Selection Cycle

Business opportunities for the May Selection Cycle are posted below.

Absolute Application Deadline

All applications for any or all of the posted business opportunities must be received in the Business Enterprise headquarters in Tallahassee by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on May 31, 2024 without exception. You will be notified by email once your application is received.

Selection Cycle Testing

June 12, 2024

Selection Panel Meeting

July 14, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Selection Cycle Interviews

July 15th and 16th, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
415 S. Armenia Avenue, Tampa

Application Form

Download the Business Opportunity Application Form (PDF).

May Selection Cycle Opportunities

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Additional Information

Selection Cycle Exam

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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 concludes at 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 or a virtual format 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 Panel's 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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