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For bids less than $50,000.00, City of Desoto staff obtains written or telephone quotes by contacting at least three vendors. In accordance with Texas Government Code 791.001, City has the option of purchasing products that are on State of Texas or cooperative purchasing contracts. publicpurchase.com
Purchase prices of between $1,001.00 - $3,000.00: At least three (3) competitive written bids required; use of purchase order is optional.
Purchase prices of between $3,001 - $49,999.00: At least three (3) competitive written bids required; use of purchase order is required.
Purchase prices over $50,000: Sealed bidding or request for proposal process requiring Council approval and advertising in newspapers. This provision does not apply to professional services and other services exempted by law from competitive solicitation.
Some exceptions may apply to the above bidding thresholds.
Sealed bids or proposals are identified by marking the outside envelope “Sealed Bid” or “Proposal”. It is up to the vendor to ensure that bids/proposals are turned in on time. City of Desoto assumes no responsibility for delays caused by a courier, U.S. Post Office or any other form of delivery. No allowances are made for late bids.