H-GAC Procurement Program

H-GAC is committed to ensuring consistency in its procurement practices, transparency in the process, and the fair and equitable treatment of those who participate in procurements with H-GAC.

Our mission is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services in an open, fair, transparent, and economically competitive environment. The H-GAC Procurement Program strives to foster collaborative business relationships between our contractors and H-GAC.

Open Procurement Solicitations

Due to COVID-19, H-GAC is alternatively accepting electronic proposals in lieu of hardcopies via Secure ShareFile location. Please reference any posted Letter of Clarification under the specific Solicitation for submission instructions.

 

 

 

Procurement Forecast

H-GAC procures a wide variety of goods and services and we are committed to increasing participation in our procurement program. The H-GAC Procurement Forecast assists entities in doing business with H-GAC. Our goal is to assist firms by publishing this forecast to provide procurement opportunities as early in the acquisition process as possible.

All procurement opportunities greater than $50k will be advertised according to state law and the solicitation package will be available on this website for download. Procurements less than $50k are sent out by H-GAC procurement staff for quotes/bids at the time of need.

If you are interested in becoming part of the solicitation list for any procurement, please submit your information to purchasing@h-gac.com.

Fiscal Year 2019 Contracts and Procurement Summary

  • Spending on procurement and contracting activities expressed as a total: $22,634.371.70
  • Spending on procurement and contracting activities expressed per capita*: $1.68
  • Total number of publicly posted/advertised bidding and contracting opportunities: 28
  • Total number of Purchase Orders issued: 1020
  • Total number of closed bids / solicitations or awarded contracts: 56
  • Total dollar amount of bids received - Invitations for Bids/Quotes (Informal): $11,868,390.40
  • Total dollar amount of received for request for proposals (Formal): $10,768,981.70

* Per capita data is based 2017 US Census population estimate of 7,064,712 for the 13 county H-GAC region.

Fiscal Year 2019 Procurement Data Visualizations

All Categories Breakdown

 

 

Procurement Expenditures

 

 

Award Value to DBE Firms

 

 

Awarded Project Breakdown

 

Procurement Statutes

Councils of Governments (COGs) are political subdivisions of the State of Texas. A COG may purchase goods or a service only if the COG complies with the same provisions for purchasing goods or a service that are equivalent to the provisions, including Chapter 252, Local Government Code and Chapter 2254, Texas Government Code, applying to a local government. COGs must also comply with certain federal requirements when procurement involves the expenditure of federal funds.

Statutes-State: Texas Constitution and Statutes

  • State of Texas Local Government Code Chapter 252: Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities

  • State of Texas Local Government Code Chapter 271: Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities, Counties, and Certain Other Local Governments

  • State of Texas Government Code Chapter 791: Interlocal Cooperation Contracts

  • State of Texas Government Code Chapter 2254: Professional and Consulting Services

Statutes-Federal: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Title 2-Grants and Agreements-Chapter II-Office of Management and Budget Guidance- Part 200-Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Additional Requirements

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires vendors and consultants contracting or seeking to contract with H-GAC to file a conflict of interest questionnaire (CIQ) if they have an employment or other business relationship with an H-GAC officer or an officer’s close family member. H-GAC officers include its Board of Directors and Executive Director.

The CIQ must be completed and filed with a bid/proposal response if an employment or business relationship defined in the law exists.

Certificate of Interested Parties Form – Form 1295

Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 1295, which added section 2252.908 of the Government Code. The law states that a governmental entity or state agency may not enter certain contracts with a business entity unless the business entity submits a disclosure of interested parties to the governmental entity or state agency at the time the business entity submits the signed contract to the governmental entity or state agency.