Mission Statement

The mission of the Purchasing Division is to obtain the necessary goods and services, for all city departments, in a cost effective, efficient, and timely manner, ensuring that all procurement activities are conducted in compliance with all federal and state laws, local ordinances, and approved policies and procedures.


The Purchasing office is responsible for:
  • purchasing city equipment and supplies
  • bidding services and goods required for city projects
  • maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and internal control procedures
  • conduct business with the highest level of customer service ethical standards, fairness, and transparency
  • welcoming qualified responsible, diverse and " green" vendors.

The City of DeSoto is utilizing www.publicpurchase.com for solicitation announcements and information. By registering with Public Purchase, your firm is guaranteed to receive all City of DeSoto bids/proposals announcement and addenda (for only the commodities for which you have registered with Public Purchase.)


Surplus items, vehicles, equipment, confiscated items, and abandoned vehicles shall be sold at auction utilizing a licensed third party auctioneer. Registration and bidding is conducted on the auctioneer's website. For information regarding current auction notices, or upcoming auctions, please click to be redirected to Surplus.

Vendor Registration

 In order to be added to the Vendors list, go to https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/register/vendor/register to register under City of Desoto and select NIGP codes relevant to your business. You will be automatically added to our vendors’ list and you will be notified when a request is issued for your selected services/goods.

Bid Opportunities and Tabulation

The City of DeSoto, Tx Purchasing Division is proud to announce our partnership with Public Purchase, a web based e-Procurement service. In order to begin, or continue to, receive bid notifications as a current vendor you must register with this new system. This process will only take a few minutes. The two-step registration process/instructions, please click here for the ELECTRONIC BIDDING SYSTEM.

Visit the following websites for Cooperative Purchasing information: