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Welcome to Vendor Connection!

Vendor Connection provides a public clearinghouse to view detailed information about current business opportunities with the City of Austin. This site allows vendors to create Subscriber accounts to subscribe to solicitations and download solicitation documents. Vendors may also register to be notified of any new business opportunities based on commodity codes that they select.

New Vendors

Anyone may create an account to subscribe to solicitations. Companies may also register to be notified about future business opportunities with the City based on commodity codes that they select. Registering requires providing additional information such as Legal Name and Tax ID.


Existing Vendors

Vendors that already have accounts with Vendor Self Service (VSS) are converted to Vendor Connection. However, they still need to activate their account by resetting the password. Not sure if you already have a registered account, search here.


Important Updates and Information

COA Anti-Lobbying Ordinance LINK TYPE
Anti-Lobbying Ordinance 20111110-052, December 2011. PDF
Proposed Revisions to the Anti-Lobbying Ordinance V2 - January 2018 LINK TYPE
Contact For Proposed Anti-Lobbying Ordinance Changes
Thank you for all the feedback received on these proposed changes which is now included below. We will continue to accept and consider input, however anything received after the February 7th deadline may not be included in the presentation to the Audit and Finance Committee due to time constraints. Please send any questions or additional comments to
Audit & Finance Committee Presentation PDF
Feedback Received PDF
Draft Ordinance V2 PDF
Feedback Form PDF
Possible Rule Elements PDF
Memorandum to Mayor and Council regarding the Revised Version (V2) of the Anti-Lobbying Ordinance PDF
Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (SDVBE) LINK TYPE
SDVBE Program Announcement
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 or call 512-974-2018 to register.
Proposed Revisions to the Anti-Lobbying Ordinance, September 2017 LINK TYPE
Contact For Proposed Anti-Lobbying Ordinance Changes
These are the proposed revisions to the Anti-Lobbying Ordinance, please send all comments and suggestions to
Comparison Matrix PDF
Draft Ordinance PDF
Draft Ordinance Showing Mark Up PDF
Waste Management Policy Working Group Recommendations PDF
Comments and input received in response to proposed revisions to the anti-lobbying ordinance PDF
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.
Data Portal Raw Data Link Type
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 LINK TYPE
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 registraion with the New Commodity Codes if they apply to your business.
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No Contact List LINK TYPE
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.
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.
COA Notice of Amended Rule LINK TYPE
Notice of Amended Rule Adoption for Enforcement of Anti-Lobbying Ordinance, December 2011. PDF

Procurement Information

Policies, Rules & Ordinances

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.
Anti-Lobbying and Procurement pdf
Conflict of Interest Disclosure page link
Probation, Suspension, Debarment pdf
MBE WBE Ordinance site link
City of Austin employees are not allowed to accept gifts from vendors. This includes paying for meals. If you customarily send a token of appreciation to your customers, the City asks that you please not send any item to City employees or offices. There are many worthy organizations in our community that would be happy to receive such items, and will be able to see that they go to people in need. Your assistance is appreciated.

Additional Links

Vendor Help

Bid Openings - Online


The City of Austin Purchasing Office is pleased to provide live solicitation response openings online on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. There is a login limit of 25 participants.

Click Here to view the City of Austin Bid Opening Webinar

Please sign in as a guest using your company name.

Test your computer before the webinar, for the tools needed to participate in the Connect solicitation response opening Webinar. Please call the Purchasing Office at 974-2500 for assistance.


Municipal Building 124 W. Eighth St. Austin, TX 78701 Map to Municipal Building

Disclaimer: The results of the bid opening do not become final until after bids are verified. Bid information will not be released over the phone and will be posted as soon as possible. Please view bid tabulations to search for the posted results.

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Contact Information

Map to Central Purchasing at the Municipal Building
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Central Purchasing

Contact Information

(512) 974-2500 (Phone)
(512) 974-2388 (Fax)
(512) 974-2500 (Bid Packets)
(512) 974-2018 (Vendor Registration)

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767


Municipal Building
124 W. 8th Street, Room 308
Austin, TX 78701-2302

Map to Contract and Land Management Office at One Texas Center
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Capital Contracting Office

Contact Information

(512) 974-7181 (Office)
(512) 974-7297 (Fax)
(512) 974-7151 (Bid Packet)

Location & Mailing Address

505 Barton Springs Rd. Suite 1045
Austin, TX 78704