Submission information for firms requesting certification

The selection of professional services for architecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, or registered surveying and mapping is pursuant to the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA). Firms desiring to be considered for selection to provide professional services must be certified as eligible to provide such services.

Requirements for submission

Firms requesting certification must follow these submission requirements and submit the following:

1 - Consistency In firm name

The "firm name on all required documents must be the same," as this is the name in which the firm will be certified. If using a fictitious name, provide authorization documentation from the State of Florida.

2 - Standard Form 330 (SF 330) Part II

General Qualifications indicates the firm's experience. A SF 330 (Part II) indicating that it was either prepared and/or signed prior to December 1 of the previous calendar year will not be considered current for certification purposes. Firms anticipating having services performed from offices outside of Hillsborough County shall also include an additional SF 330 (Part II) for each of the offices to indicate that office's experience in providing services.

3 - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and certification

Form Substitute W9

4 - Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) registration

Submit evidence of registration with DBPR to practice its profession in State of Florida. The current DBPR license is the preferred form of documentation. Licenses may be submitted for certification in any, or all of the following disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Surveying and Mapping

The area(s) of certification will be determined by the license(s) submitted.

5 - Corporate certificate of status

If the firm is a corporation, it must provide proof that is properly chartered with the Florida Department of State. A current Corporate Certificate of Status from the Florida Department of State is the preferred form of documentation. This certificate must show the firm in active status through, at least, December 31 of the current year.


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What's next?

After we receive the required documentation, we will review the information and determine whether the firm, or the individual, is qualified to be certified as eligible to provide services to the County. Each firm shall be notified, in writing, of the final determination to either certify or deny certification.

Contact us

For more information contact at (813) 272-5790.

Last Modified: 1/24/2024, 1:20:35 PM

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