Purchasing

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How to Do Business with the City of Galveston

The City of Galveston Purchasing Division is responsible for securing the best quality products and services through the most cost-effective means in accordance with all City policies and State and Federal Laws. The City of Galveston encourages all Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) vendors to participate in all invitations to bid. Including all Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), women, and minority businesses.

To register as a vendor with the City please send any informational packets about what service or product your company is offering as well as your most current W-9 to purchasing@galvestontx.gov.

Focus

The purchasing staff extends bid opportunities, the goal of which is to obtain the "best value" for the City. This may not always mean the lowest price. We consider such things as reputation, product quality, customer service, totality of proposal, compliance with local, state and federal laws, cost, delivery and other criteria as required.

Bid Notification and Documents

Vendors can check our City website for a list of current solicitations

Advertisements/Notification

Solicitation notifications are included in the Galveston Daily News as required by Local Government Code (LGC) 252 and are available on our website. Please sign up for notifications to receive a text message or email when new solicitations have been added or modified.

Solicitation Types: City of Galveston follows State of Texas LGC 252 and the City's Purchasing Policy below:

Purchases up to $1,000                   No quotes required

Purchases $1,000 to $15,000          Require three (3) informal written quotes

Purchases $15,000 to $50,000        Require an informal sealed bid or proposal

Purchases $50,000 and above        Require a formal sealed bid or proposal per LGC 252

Business Hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. We encourage you to make an appointment to ensure staff is available to answer your questions.

  1. Purchasing

    Physical Address
    823 Rosenberg
    Room 306
    Galveston, TX 77553

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 779
    Galveston, TX 77553

    Phone: 409-797-3579


  2. Susan Serrano, CTPM, CTCM

    Purchasing Supervisor
    Phone: 409-797-3575

  3. Ja'Nice Lockett, CTPM

    Buyer
    Phone: 409-797-3574

  4. Melissa Thompson, CTCD

    Purchasing Specialist
    Phone: 409-797-3579