Demand Star
(800) 711-1712

The City of Marathon has instituted the Demand Star system to provide current information to potential customers, consultants, and other types of vendors, as well as the general public.  This system will allow you to receive the information quickly, at your convenience, whenever and wherever you choose, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  All you need is a fax machine or computer with fax capability.  Although the City of Marathon office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, the Demand Star system is never closed.

 Demand Star is an automated vendor list categorized by specific commodity or service offered.  Businesses who have subscribed to the vendor list are notified by fax or email whenever a formal sealed bid has been issued for the commodity or service offered by the business.  To have your firm placed on the automated vendor list, contact for details and subscription fees.  The application asks for general information about your firm and to list the commodities and services the firm wishes to sell.  You may also contact Demand Star at 800-711-1712.

 To view the City of Marathon’s bid solicitations click here

Notice of Sole Source Purchase:
The City of Marathon intends to ask the City Council to waive the city’s purchasing policies and procedures and authorize a sole source agreement for annual operations and maintenance services with Water Resources Technologies, Inc. For the area 7 low pressure wastewater collection system and related lift station services in an amount not to exceed $60,200.00 at the September 22nd City Council meeting.
Posted 9/14/15

c) Commodities or contractual services available only from a single source may be excepted from the competitive-solicitation requirements. If an agency believes that commodities or contractual services are available only from a single source, the agency shall electronically post a description of the commodities or contractual services sought for at least 7 business days. The description must include a request that prospective vendors provide information regarding their ability to supply the commodities or contractual services described. If it is determined in writing by the agency, after reviewing any information received from prospective vendors that the commodities or contractual services are available only from a single source, the agency shall provide notice of its intended decision to enter a single-source purchase contract in the manner specified in s. 120.57(3).
(d) Prescriptive assistive devices for the purpose of medical, developmental, or vocational rehabilitation of clients are excepted from competitive-solicitation requirements and shall be procured pursuant to an established fee schedule or by any other method that ensures the best price for the state, taking into consideration the needs of the client. Prescriptive assistive devices include, but are not limited to, prosthetics, orthotics, and wheelchairs. For purchases made pursuant to this paragraph, state agencies shall annually file with the department a description of the purchases and methods of procurement.
(e) The following contractual services and commodities are not subject to the competitive-solicitation requirements of this section:
1. Artistic services. As used in this subsection, the term “artistic services” does not include advertising or typesetting. As used in this subparagraph, the term “advertising” means the making of a representation in any form in connection with a trade, business, craft, or profession in order to promote the supply of commodities or services by the person promoting the commodities or contractual services.
2. Academic program reviews if the fee for such services does not exceed $50,000.
3. Lectures by individuals.
4. Legal services, including attorney, paralegal, expert witness, appraisal, or mediator services.
5. Health services involving examination, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, medical consultation, or administration. The term also includes, but is not limited to, substance abuse and mental health services involving examination, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or medical consultation if such services are offered to eligible individuals participating in a specific program that qualifies multiple providers and uses a standard payment methodology. Reimbursement of administrative costs for providers of services purchased in this manner are also exempt. For purposes of this subparagraph, the term “providers” means health professionals and health facilities, or organizations that deliver or arrange for the delivery of health services.
6. Services provided to persons with mental or physical disabilities by not-for-profit corporations that have obtained exemptions under s. 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code or when such services are governed by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-122. However, in acquiring such services, the agency shall consider the ability of the vendor, past performance, willingness to meet time requirements, and price.
7. Medicaid services delivered to an eligible Medicaid recipient unless the agency is directed otherwise in law.
8. Family placement services.
9. Prevention services related to mental health, including drug abuse prevention programs, child abuse prevention programs, and shelters for runaways, operated by not-for-profit corporations. However, in acquiring such services, the agency shall consider the ability of the vendor, past performance, willingness to meet time requirements, and price.
10. Training and education services provided to injured employees pursuant to s. 440.491(6).
11. Contracts entered into pursuant to s. 337.11.
12. Services or commodities provided by governmental entities.
13. Statewide public service announcement programs provided by a Florida statewide nonprofit corporation under s. 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code which have a guaranteed documented match of at least $3 to $1.