About Us

Purchasing Services is a diverse, customer-oriented team, which serves as the central control of procurement activities for materials, equipment, supplies and services, contributing to the efficient and cost-effective operation of the City of Waco.

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. Disparity Study Results

Purchasing is responsible for contracting, stores/warehouse and investment recovery functions. The Department consists of three operational groups: Administration, Contracting and Stores/Warehouse.

  • Administration sets policy and procedures that ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
  • The Contracting group contracts for goods and services and serves as the City’s central vendor contact for competitive bidding and contract administration.
  • The Stores/ Warehouse group provides a readily available supply of required items for immediate pickup by city departments.


Historically Underutilized Business Policy

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, are consistently included and encouraged to participate in our bidding process.

Current HUB List

  • Click Business Category/Vendor Location
  • Select "McLennan" for the County Location

Vendors interested in becoming HUB certified can apply online.
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:

Alternate Notification Methods

Open Bid Opportunities

Electronic Bidding Information

The City of Waco has partnered with the Bonfire eProcurement Platform and is now accepting electronic bids and proposal submissions. This is a free service to vendors and will allow users to search for current business opportunities and projects with the City of Waco. To register with Bonfire, click "Log-in/Register" in the upper right-hand corner at City of Waco (bonfirehub.com)

Agent Contact Information

Vendor Interest Application