Purchasing Rules & Policies
Purchasing Services strives to procure, in an ethical manner, quality goods and services at competitive prices while creating a favorable climate for business opportunities within the guidelines of the law.
The City of Waco is committed to assuring that all businesses are given prompt, courteous, and equal opportunity to provide goods and services to the City. Historically Underutilized Businesses residing in McLennan County, as certified by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission (formerly the General Services Commission), are consistently included and encouraged to participate in our bidding process.
For the current HUB list, click here, then enter the word “McLennan” under County and press the 'Submit Search' button.
Vendors interested in becoming HUB certified can go to this website for forms and information can visit here. For assistance in completing the forms, vendors may call the McLennan Community College Small Business Development Center at 1-800-349-7232 or in Waco (254) 254-299-8141 (http://www.mccsbdc.com/).
Cooperative Purchasing Agreements
The City of Waco relies on its cooperative partners to pool our purchasing power to increase the value of our citizen’s tax dollars and improve the efficiency of the services provided. Here are our current partners:
- State of Texas, Building & Procurement Commission Purchasing Cooperative Program
- Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments Cooperative Purchasing Program; HGAC Online Purchasing
- Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative-Buy Board
- Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network
- U.S. Communities-Government Purchasing Alliance
Purchasing Staff Contact Information
Kelly Holecek, Director of General Services, (254) 750-8433
Sherry Martin, Senior Administrative Assistant, (254) 750-8060
Bryan Gray, Purchasing Manager, (254) 750-6640
Kasey Gamblin, Purchasing Agent, (254) 750-8405
Jody Copp, Purchasing Agent, (254) 750-8062
Victor Venegas, Purchasing Agent, (254) 750-8098