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Purchasing

The Department of Business Development and Procurement Services (BDPS) administers the City's centralized purchasing system and maintains a register of Dallas Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) companies in efforts to facilitate M/WBE participation in the procurement process. BDPS also administers the sale and auctioning of City surplus property, impounded vehicles, City fleet, and unclaimed confiscated goods through public auctions.

The procurement function of 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. The Business Development and Procurement Services office is also responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the City of Dallas' Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise programs through outreach and assistance, contract compliance, and audit verification.

Instructions for creating accounts to subscribe to solicitations and download solicitation documents are provided in Vendor Self Service

City of Dallas Procurement Information Forms:

No Gift Policy

City of Dallas employees are not allowed to accept gifts from vendors. This includes paying for meals. If you customarily send a token of appreciation to your customers, the City asks that you please not send any item to City employees or offices. Your assistance is appreciated.

Business Development & Procurement Services Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE)

Business Development & Procurement Services maintains an M/WBE list that is used primarily by prime contractors looking for certified M/WBEs in order to fulfill Business Inclusion and Development (BID) Plan obligations. Once a business is certified, it is automatically placed on the list.

Becoming a certified M/WBE in no way guarantees that a firm will receive a contract or subcontracting opportunity, but it is a good way of getting a firms name in the hands of the people that may need their services.

To obtain a list of certified M/WBEs, contact the ResourceLink Team at (214) 670-3326. The list is available in alphabetical order or divided into the following five categories:

  1. Construction
  2. Architectural & Engineering
  3. Professional Services
  4. Other Services
  5. Goods

ResourceLink

The ResourceLink Team, a division of BDPS, is a group of Business Development and Procurement Services specialists who connect businesses with the resources and information needed to do business with the City of Dallas. The ResourceLink Team provides outreach from the Business Development and Procurement Services department to help vendors access the City of Dallas´ $600 million of purchases solicited per year. A primary responsibility of the ResourceLink Team is to increase and encourage the participation of the business community to sell their goods and services to the City of Dallas. The ResourceLink Team also helps link vendors to the City of Dallas´ Vendor Self Service, to register as a vendor and submit bids. Please call (214) 670-3326 to contact a ResourceLink Team Member.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the City of Dallas to involve Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to the greatest extent feasible on the City´s construction, procurement and professional services contracts. It is the policy of the City of Dallas to encourage the growth and development of M/WBEs that can successfully compete for contracting opportunities. The City and its contractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of contracts. In consideration of this policy, the City of Dallas has adopted the Business Inclusion and Development (BID) Plan for all City of Dallas contracts.