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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Enter the Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! 

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October 2020 UPdate.

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Upcoming Seasonal Events. 

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Park Cities recycling event - Saturday, November 7.  

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November 3 General Election Voter Information.

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Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m. - Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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Wednesday, October 28 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, October 29 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library

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Friday, October 30 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.

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Wednesday, November 4 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, November 5 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library

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Tuesday, November 3 at 5 p.m. - City Council Meeting

Mission Statement and Purpose

The Purchasing Department strives to ensure that responsible vendors have fair & competitive access to business with the City, purchases are compliant with state regulations and the City gets the best possible value when spending taxpayer dollars.

The City’s Purchasing Division oversees procurement of the supplies, materials, and equipment needed to deliver service to the City’s residents. Purchasing is also responsible for procuring construction services and professional services according to the guidelines set forth in the Texas Local Government Code.


Contact Us

Elizabeth Anderson, CPSM
Purchasing Manager
City of University Park
4420 Worcola Street
Dallas, TX 75206
Email Elizabeth

Join Our Vendor List

The City uses Periscope S2G (formerly BidSync) to post all formal bids and some informal requests for quotes. Join our vendor list for free by registering here.


The Purchasing Department’s full policies and procedures are available here. These policies are adapted from Administrative Order PRS-10, “Ethics Policy” which was approved by the City Manager in 2013. Please refer to page 18 for our Purchasing Ethics policy.”

Achievement of excellence in procurement 2018 winner
Purchasing Division Receives Award

The City of University Park Purchasing Division earned the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2019.

This award was established in 1995 by the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) to recognize the achievement of organizational excellence in public procurement.  The award is achieved by those organizations that demonstrate excellence in procurement by obtaining a high score on rating of standardized criteria.

The program is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes of the procurement function.

The City of University Park is one of only 67 cities in the U.S. and Canada to receive the 2019 award.  The City has received the award for 19 consecutive years.