Procurement Services

Procurement Services

The Office of  Procurement Services (OPS) is nationally accredited by NIGP, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, as a Quality Public Procurement Department.  OPS is responsible for purchasing the City's goods and services.  OPS is committed to strategic and innovative purchasing that maximizes taxpayer spending power. Additionally, OPS sells City surplus property, including impounded vehicles, City fleet, and unclaimed confiscated goods.

We are open! The Office of Procurement Services is still operating, but to better serve our community during this time, will be performing systems online and remotely. For any questions please email We look forward to serving you.

New Supplier Information

Register to become a PPE Supplier

We appreciate your willingness to help support the response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit all offers of products or services through Bonfire Please do not reach out to staff directly.

Business Registration

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.

Small Business Center

The Small Business Center (SBC) provides dedicated resources designed to assist small emerging firms to increase opportunities by navigating through Dallas’ business and economic ecosystems. By working with existing and new partnerships within the ecosystem, the SBC will facilitate strategic business guidance, serve as a resource arm, and bring together the City’s business diversity, workforce development, and entrepreneurship support-related activities to champion the growth and development needs of small businesses in Dallas. The SBC convenes and leverages existing external efforts underway to address challenges impacting workforce readiness, capacity building of minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses, business startups and retention strategies, and residents’ re-entry services. Link to Small Business Center Page

     M/WBE BID Policy Goals 

 Construction                                                 32.00%

 Architectural & Engineering                34.00%

 Professional Services                              38.00%

Other Services                                                     N/A

 Goods                                                                32.00%

Procurement Portal

The City of Dallas utilizes Bonfire as its electronic procurement platform. For a listing of current procurement opportunities, to register as a Supplier, or to submit bids electronically, please visit Bonfire. If you have questions regarding the bidding process with Bonfire, please visit our FAQs section.

 Supplier Information 

Click here to update supplier payment information.

Bid Openings

Bid openings will be publicly read and available online. Due to COVID-19 precautions, bid openings will not be open for in-person viewing at City Hall at this time. You may view bid openings live by going to  Click on “watch city meetings online”, and it will be played live on DCN 95 Live. You may choose either audio, or video player, if you have video capability.

Previous Bid Openings

For previous bid openings please click here

Openings are held on Friday at 2pm at the Express Business Center located at Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla L2ES

Electronic Invoice Submissions

City of Dallas is centralizing its invoice intake process. Invoices may be:

City of Dallas
City Controller’s Office
1500 Marilla Street, Room L2F South
Dallas, TX 75201

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It is imperative that all invoices reference the correct PO#’s/DO#’s, and the financial information as this will expedite processing time.

Electronic Construction Bid/Proposal Submission

The Office of Procurement services is working towards electronic construction bid/proposal submission citywide.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to accept paper copies of bids or proposals. Please submit all bids or proposals as pdfs in Bonfire at:

For any questions please email Thank you for your understanding.

Procurement Services & Resources

Procurement Quarterly

In an effort to increase transparency and equity, the City of Dallas has created a quarterly report of upcoming solicitations.  It is the City's intention that the Procurement Quarterly will provide advance notice of bidding opportunities, increasing vendor submissions, encouraging M/WBE participation, providing ample time for planning and preparing competitive bids and proposals and increasing accountability.

Procurement Quarterly:

  • Provides a 3-month forecast for all upcoming solicitations of goods, services, and construction over $50,000.
  • Includes solicitations from all City of Dallas departments
  • Provides information on the contract type, description, term, estimated value and sub-contracting opportunities.

 For open solicitations go to Bonfire to register as a Supplier and submit bids and proposals.

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Quarter 1 (October 2021 - December 2021) 

Procurement Quarterly Forecast of FY22 Q1.pdf

Quarter 2 (January 2022 - March 2022) 

How to Request a Debrief 

The OPS provides debriefs as a service to provide suppliers with valuable insight and a developmental opportunity to learn the factors that hindered the successful awarding of the solicitation. If you would like to request a debrief, simply email the buyer listed in the solicitation or email Timothy Graham, Assistant Director at

Local Preference 

The City’s Local Preference Program values the participation of companies who have their principal place of business in the City of Dallas and who hire City of Dallas residents. For more information please see the Affidavit, and the list of Frequently Asked Questions below:

Living Wage

On November 10, 2015 the Dallas City Council passed Resolution 15-2141 which requires suppliers awarded general service contracts valued greater than $50,000 to pay their employees rendering services on the contract not less than the “living wage” rate. The current living wage rate is $15.21

Living Wage Form FY22.pdf

FY22 -Living Wage Requirements Poster.pdf

Living Wage Requirements Poster - Spanish.pdf

Code of Ethics

All consultants, contractors, or persons doing business with the City are required to follow Chapter 12A of the Dallas City Code the City's Code of Ethics