The Business Development and Procurement Services Department (BDPS) is responsible for developing bid specifications jointly with City departments, obtaining bids through advertising and direct solicitation, establishing and monitoring price agreement contracts, and issuing purchase orders. BDPS maintains the register of professional and personal services consultants who are interested in working with the City of Dallas. Additionally, BDPS, in coordination with the Business Inclusion and Development division, maintains a register of Dallas M/WBE companies in efforts to facilitate M/WBE participation in the procurement process. Finally, BDPS also administers the sale and auctioning of City surplus property, impounded vehicles, City fleet, and unclaimed confiscated goods through public auctions.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the Dallas City Council passing of Resolution 15-2141 Wage Floor Rate Requirement, Business Development and Procurement Services has announced the following changes.
On November 10, 2015 the Dallas City Council passed Resolution 15-2141 which requires prime contractors, awarded general service contracts valued greater than $50,000, and first-tier subcontractors on the contract to pay their employees rendering services on the contract a wage floor of not less than $10.37 per hour.
We thank you for your cooperation. Should you need any additional information regarding Resolution 15-2141 Wage Floor Requirement, please contact Business Development and Procurement Services at 214-670-3326.
Policies, Rules & Ordinances
To be considered for award, a business entity must be registered to do business in the state of Texas with the Texas Secretary of State. Proposers shall also comply with Dallas City Code Section 12A-15.8
Lobbying by bidders and proposers on city contracts. (dallas City code sec. 12a-15.8, subsection g) - a person responding to a request for bids or request for proposals on a city contract shall not lobby a city council member either directly or indirectly (through a representative, employee, or agent) from the time the advertisement or public notification of the request for bids or request for proposals is made until the time the contract is awarded by the city council. this subsection does not prohibit a bidder or proposer from speaking at the city council meeting where the award of the contract is considered. (ord. 27748) http://citysecretary2.dallascityhall.com/pdf/ORD27748_LobbyistProvisions.pdf
DALLAS CITY CHARTER, CHAPTER XXII, SEC. 11, FINANCIAL INTEREST OF EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER PROHIBITED (a) No officer or employee shall have any financial interest, direct or indirect, in any contract with the city, or be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in the sale to the city of any land, materials, supplies or services, except on behalf of the city as an officer or employee. http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll?f=id$id=0-0-0-50715$t=document-frame.htm$3.0$p