Media Release

2011 Local Preference Survey

Monday, July 18, 2011 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - During recent Board of County Commission meetings, there has been increased interest in supporting  local and independently-owned businesses and supporting the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Advisory Council's "Buy Local" campaign.  The Alachua County Purchasing Division is conducting a survey of local vendors and citizens.  The survey will assist in the current conversation including whether there is a need for a local vendor price preference within the County's bidding process.

The results of the survey will be given to the Commission to aid in their decision making process. A summarized report will be posted the County website once the survey process has been completed.

Click here to take the survey. The survey ends Friday, August 12, 2011, and it should take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

For more information, contact Larry Sapp, Alachua County Purchasing Manager at 352-374-5202 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).