Purchasing

The City of University Park’s Purchasing Division is responsible for buying the supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for delivering municipal services, as well as for contracting minor construction and professional or personal services.

Many of these supplies and services are purchased through annual contracts. Purchasing establishes and maintains annual contracts (e.g., fuel, asphalt, turf maintenance), while other items (office supplies, vehicles, and heavy equipment) are available through cooperative purchasing organizations. Purchasing initiates membership in these organizations and facilitates use of their contracts.

Purchases totaling $50,000 or more are handled via competitive sealed bids or proposals. These bids are advertised in the Park Cities News and are usually posted on the City’s website and at www.bidsync.com. Major construction projects are handled through the City’s Engineering Division.

The Purchasing Division also administers the City’s procurement card program by establishing new accounts, training cardholders, and reviewing monthly card transactions and credit limits. The City’s procurements cards are used to facilitate small-dollar (under $500) purchases.

The Purchasing Division has earned the National Purchasing Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award annually since 2001. The award recognizes innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes through a set of standardized criteria.

View the City's brochure "How to Do Business with the City of University Park."

Learn about the City bid process with the City Bids FAQs.

Learn more about open City Bids and RFPs.

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For more information contact:
Elizabeth Anderson
Purchasing Agent
City of University Park
4420 Worcola Street
Dallas, TX 75206
214-987-5480
eanderson@uptexas.org