No, all vendors are required to go through the procurement processes.
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The City does not maintain its own “vendor list”, vendors interested in doing business with the City should register with Bonfire register here..
Vendors can register for free to view, download and submit bids electronically.
Hard copies can be obtained by downloading from BidNet Direct or the City’s Bid Document Portal.
The City does not assist vendors in the preparation of bid submissions.
The City is required by law to reject all bids that do not meet the deadlines and return them to the sender.
It is recommended that vendors register with BidNet to ensure you have access to the most up to date information. Many times before bids are due an addendum or change in the specifications is released. It is the vendor’s responsibility to check postings for the most up to date information. It is not advised to count on notifications or alerts since they tend to end up in junk mail or blocked depending on your firewall settings.
If so, how do I start? Yes, anyone can bid that meets the minimum vendor specifications. Simply download the bid specifications, which include the vendor forms, print them out, fill them out and return them in the method in which the solicitation requires.
It is the responsibility of the vendor to follow the instructions closely that are posted with the bid solicitation.
Does the City accept electronic Bid Submissions? The City uses BidNet Direct to receive bid submissions electronically. Not all submissions are electronic. You must submit your bid based on the requirements of the posting.
If the City has requested and you have submitted a responsive bid and are being considered for the award the City will check your references.
Please visit the Texas Ethics Commission Frequently Asked Questions Webpage for more information.
The City is required to follow the bidding or proposal procedures outlined in Texas Local Government Code Chapter 252 when it plans to make an expenditure of more than $50,000 in city funds. All contracts over $50,000 are taken to the City Commission for consideration.
It depends on the value and the nature of the work. The requirements will be stated in all bid postings. Contractors performing work on City property or public rights-of-way for the City of Brownsville shall provide the City with a certificate of insurance or a copy of their insurance policy(s) evidencing the coverages and coverage provisions identified by the City. All insurance companies and coverage must be authorized by the Texas Department of Insurance to transact business in the State of Texas and must be acceptable to the City of Brownsville.
Regular Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. Agenda and Minutes can be found here.
The City’s Internal Services Department handles all City Auctions. They can be reach at 956-546-HELP. Click Here for their webpage.
The City does not administer this program. The Texas Comptroller’s Office manages the requirements to obtain HUB status and that information can be found here.
The City receives many requests for product demonstrations. We ask that you register with BidNet Direct for future opportunities related to the services you provide.
Legal Notices in the Brownsville Herald, City Website, and BidNet Direct.
The specifications that are posted on this website are provided in the latest version of the Acrobat file format as released by Adobe. If Acrobat doesn’t load when you download the file and open it then you probably don’t have the Acrobat Reader software installed. No bid specification will be provided in any other format online. To download or for technical support visit the Adobe download website.
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