Procurement Thresholds

Procurements Less Than $3,000


Departments have the authority to procure goods and services based on a single quote.

Procurements Over $3,000 & Less Than $50,000


Written quotes and compliance with State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) laws are required, unless the procurement is otherwise exempted as defined in Chapter 252 of the Texas Local Government Code. For procurements that fall within this dollar threshold, the end users have the option to either obtain quotes on their own, or request that Purchasing solicit quotes through Ionwave as “Quick Quotes”. The Purchasing Office has the sole authority to issue a purchase order on behalf of the Town for the procurement of goods or services within this dollar threshold. If a written contract is required, Town Council approval is required for amounts in excess of $15,000.

Procurements in Excess of $50,000


Unless otherwise exempted from competitive bid laws as defined in Chapter 252 of the Texas Local Government Code, the Town will conduct a formal procurement process in order to obtain goods or services in excess of $50,000. Formal procurement processes are solicited through Ionwave. The Purchasing Office has the sole authority to issue a purchase order on behalf of the Town for the procurement of goods or services in excess of $50,000. Town Council approval is required for all procurements in excess of $50,000.