The Office of Procurement Services Department (OPS) 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. OPS
maintains the register of professional and personal services consultants who
are interested in working with the City of Dallas. Additionally, OPS, in
coordination with the Office of Business Diversity, maintains a register of Dallas
M/WBE companies in efforts to facilitate M/WBE participation in the procurement
process. Finally, OPS also administers the sale and auctioning of City surplus
property, impounded vehicles, City fleet, and unclaimed confiscated goods
through public auctions.
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 no less than the “living
wage” rate. The current living wage rate is $11.15.
Policies, Rules & Ordinances
To be considered for award, a business entity must be registered to do business in the state of Texas with the Texas Secretary of State.
DALLAS CITY CHARTER, CHAPTER XXII, SEC. 11, FINANCIAL INTEREST OF EMPLOYEE OR OFFICER PROHIBITED (a) No officer or employee shall have any financial interest, direct or indirect, in any contract with the city, or be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in the sale to the city of any land, materials, supplies or services, except on behalf of the city as an officer or employee. http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll?f=id$id=0-0-0-50715$t=document-frame.htm$3.0$p
City of Dallas
Code of Ethics
All consultants, contractors or persons doing business with the
City are expected and required to follow the applicable sections of the City’s
Code of Ethics. The Ethics Code addresses donations; gifts to City
officials and employees; impermissible interests in City contracts; and
restrictions on lobbying by bidders on City contracts. Violations of the
City’s Ethics Code may result in sanctions such as disqualification from
contracting or voiding of prior actions.
For more information click link http://dallascityhall.com/departments/businessdevelopmentprocurement/Pages/Code-of-Ethics.aspx.
Bidders should direct any questions to the buyer assigned to the
Procurement Opportunities (Goods & Services)http://dallascityhall.com/departments/procurement/Pages/Procurement-Opportunities.aspx
Construction Opportunities http://dallascityhall.com/departments/procurement/Pages/construction_notices.aspx