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How can I find out about bid opportunities?
Sealed bids or request for proposals (those $50,000 or more) are advertised in major local newspapers under the legal notices section. Current bid/proposal solicitations are posted on www.publicpurchase.com. Be sure to read the bid and proposal packets thoroughly for deadlines and delivery timeframe information.

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

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1. How can I contact the Procurement department?
2. How can I get on a vendors/bidders list?
3. How can I find out about bid opportunities?
4. What are the bidding thresholds?
5. What is a sealed bid or proposal?
6. Where do I turn in a sealed bid/proposal?
7. Can I attend a bid opening?
8. How can I obtain results of a bid award?