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P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas
78283-3966

Phone: (210) 207-7260
FAX: (210) 207-7270


Procurement

Procurement Division
The Procurement Division provides support services in the form of strategic and material management procurements to all City Departments. The division is responsible for the procurement of goods and services necessary for the delivery of municipal services. The Procurement Division is comprised of three (3) teams, each headed by a Purchasing & Contracts Administrator (PA). Each team is responsible for handling assigned commodity and service categories. Exceptions include solicitations for contracts involving a public work, such as construction, and architecture and engineering, which shall be coordinated through the Capital Improvement Management Services (CIMS) Department, Contract Services Division.

Annual Contracts
The Procurement staff purchases goods and services on a daily basis, however, a major focus throughout the year is the management of over 1,000 annual contracts. These contracts are established to provide an efficient method for the City to purchase goods and non-professional services that are needed on a continual basis.

Bid Notifications
Public notices of formal solicitations are available from the following sources:

FORMAL
(IFBs, BVBs, CSPs)
ANNUALS
(IFBs, BVBs, CSPs)
DISCRETIONARY
(RFPs, RFQs, BVBs, CSPs)
Commercial Recorder * Commercial Recorder * San Antonio Express-News *
(or other newspaper publication)
SA Observer *
(if necessary, rotating)
SA Observer *
(rotating)
Commercial Recorder *
(if appropriate)
La Prensa *
(if necessary, rotating)
La Prensa *
(rotating)
Onvia DemandStar
(if appropriate)
Express-News *
(if appropriate)
Express-News *
(if appropriate)
TVSA
(Channel 21)
TVSA
(Channel 21)
TVSA
(Channel 21)
Trade Publications
(if appropriate)
Onvia DemandStar Onvia DemandStar City’s Website
City’s Website City’s Website Office of the City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk Office of the City Clerk
* Publication in this newspaper is dependent upon current contract status with the City.


CAUTION: It is the responsibility of the vendor to monitor the City’s web page for bidding and contracting opportunities. For more information, see the "How to Do Business with the City" document.

Bid Document Downloads
The Procurement Division makes available a complete list of formal bidding and contracting opportunities on the City’s website. All documents are available as downloadable format, free of charge. Many of the files are over 500k in size. To avoid problems, you may download the file to your computer without viewing it online (simply right click your mouse over the document name, select "Save Link As"). Addendums will be added to this page as they become available.

In addition, the City utilizes the services of DemandStar by Onvia for notification and distribution of bid packages. if automatic notification of City bids is desired, Vendors may contact Onvia DemandStar at (800) 711-1712.

Customer Service Survey
In order to better serve the public, the Procurement Division requests your input on how we may improve our customer service. Please complete and submit the Customer Service Survey.

Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program
To make it easy and convenient to assist entrepreneurs and existing businesses to conduct business with various branches of the government, the City’s International and Economic Development Department provides a full range of business services. Vendors are encouraged to contact the Small Business Division for more information. They are located at 100 W. Houston Street, Suite 1900 or by phone at (210) 207-3900. The Small Business Liaison Office is housed in the Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center at 1901 S. Alamo may offer valuable assistance to entrepreneurs and existing businesses.

South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)
For assistance with certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) can be contacted by phone at (210)227-4722.