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Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE)

The City of Austin launched an interim Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) program on October 1, 2017. The pilot program provides preference points to SDVBEs who are certified as a Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) with the State of Texas when submitting a response to Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitations.The interim program as established will allow SDVBEs to receive three percent (3%) preference points on RFP solicitations. In order to receive consideration for the program, a SDVBE must be a prime contractor or consultant, be certified as a HUB by the State of Texas, and be a registered vendor with the City. Please contact vendor registration at vendorreg@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-2018 to register.

View the SDVBE Program Announcement

City of Austin Living Wage

View Notice of Amended Rule Adoption for Living Wage

The current Living Wage is $14.00 per hour for contracts executed during the City's 2018 Fiscal Year, which is effective from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

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Commodities/Goods Purchases
Purchase Order commodity line level detail for City of Austin Commodities/Goods purchases dating back to October 1st, 2009. Each line includes the NIGP Commodity Code/COA Inventory Code, commodity description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, total amount, referenced Master Agreement if applicable,the contract name, purchase order, award date, and vendor information.
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New NIGP Commodity Codes
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New NIGP Commodity Codes
A daily updated list of New NIGP Commodity Codes and their description will be displayed when added in the past 4 weeks. A vendor can quickly see the new codes available and register for those new codes in Vendor Connection. The new codes will roll off of the list of new commodities after 30 days. Please update your Vendor registration with the New Commodity Codes if they apply to your business.
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No Contact List
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No Contact List
The No Contact List is now a consolidated list, listing solicitations issued by the Purchasing Office, Contract Management Department, and all other delegated authorities. This replaces two separate No Contact Lists; one from Central Purchasing Department and one from Contract Management Department.
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Local Presence

In response to the passing of House Bill 1869 of the 82nd legislative session that amended Local Government Code 271.905, the City of Austin is changing section 12 "Evaluation Factors" of its Standard Solicitation Instructions effective 3/1/2012 as follows: If the City receives a competitive sealed bid from a bidder whose principal place of business is in the Austin Corporate City Limits and whose bid is within three percent of the lowest bid price received from a bidder who is not a resident of the Austin Corporate City Limits, the City may enter into a contract with the local vendor.A firm (Offeror or Subcontractor) is considered to have a Local Business Presence if the firm is headquartered in the Austin Corporate City Limits, or has a branch office located in the Austin Corporate City Limits in operation for the last five (5) years. The City defines headquarters as the administrative center where most of the important functions and full responsibility for managing and coordinating the business activities of the firm are located. The City defines branch office as a smaller, remotely located office that is separate from a firm's headquarters that offers the services requested and required under this solicitation.