How To Do Business
Denton County Purchasing Department
401 West Hickory
Denton, TX 76201-9026
(940) 349-3131 (Fax)
Revised April 2007
The Purchasing Department is a member of the administrative team of Denton County. The Director of Purchasing is employed by the Denton County Commissioners Court and protects the interest of the Denton County taxpayers. The County Director of Purchasing is responsible for assuring fair and equitable treatment to all suppliers without regard to political pressure.
The Director of Purchasing of Denton County is charged with the responsibility of purchasing all supplies, materials, and equipment required or used, and contracts for all repairs to property used by the county and supervises all purchases made on competitive bid.
The Director of Purchasing maintains surplus inventory and disposes of all excess, obsolete or unserviceable equipment through bid sales or auctions as provided by law.
Beth Fleming, CPSM, C.P.M., CPPO
Director of Purchasing
Denton County Purchasing
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
- To provide the best service possible to all county departments in a fair and equitable manner.
- To ensure an atmosphere of equality to all suppliers without regard to undue influence or political pressures.
- To protect the interests of the Denton County tax payers in all expenditures.
Denton County advertises all Invitations to Bid and Request for Proposals in the Denton Record-Chronicle typically on Sunday of each week. The total value of each bid is estimated at $50,000 or more.
The Denton County Purchasing Department is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. and is located at 401 W. Hickory, Suite 324, Denton, Texas 76201.
Bids are opened in an open forum at 401 W. Hickory, Suite 324, Denton, Texas, at 2 p.m. on Monday of each week unless otherwise stated in bid specifications. Suppliers are welcome (but not required) to attend Bid Openings.
Contracts resulting from bid solicitations are awarded by Commissioners Court during the regularly scheduled Tuesday meetings. The agenda for these meetings are posted at the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
In December 2015 the Denton County Purchasing Department will change the online procurement system to eBid DentonCounty, powered by ionWave Technologies.
The web-based system will provide:
- Electronic Supplier Registration and Management
- Automatic Notification of Bid Opportunities
- Download of Solicitation Documents
- Ability to Complete and Submit Bids Online
- Review Bid Tabulation and Awarded Bid Information
Suppliers pay no fees for utilizing eBid DentonCounty. To view and download entire Bid/RFP documents you must be a registered supplier. Please click the eBid DentonCounty. portal below to complete Supplier Registration. Please note that if you are currently registered with BidSync you will need to register with eBid DentonCounty to continue to receive notification of bid opportunities.
The Excellence in Procurement Award encourages the development of excellence in public procurement.
NPI represents purchasing officials employed by national, state and local governments, educational institutions and tax-supported and public entities throughout the country. It is associated with the National Association of Purchasing Management, Inc.
The Denton County Purchasing Department is one of only six entities that have won this award every year since its inception in 1996.