Dallas County Purchasing Department
Records Building - 509 Main Street, 6th Floor, Room 623, Dallas, TX 75202
The Purchasing Agent is appointed by a Board of three State District Judges and two Elected Commissioners Court representatives for a two year period and must adhere to the laws as mandated in Texas Local Government Code 262 and 271 governing the acquisition of goods and services for Dallas County. The Purchasing Director serves as the Purchasing Agent for Dallas County and may adopt policies and procedures consistent with state statutes. The Purchasing Director works directly with the Commissioners Court. The Commissioners Court signs contracts and approves all purchases. The Purchasing Agent's authority is derived directly and indirectly from the Texas State Statutes, their interpretation by the Attorney General, directives from the Board, and policies set forth by the Commissioners Court. It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Agent to perform or supervise the following:
A. Acquisitions of all goods and services.
B. Prepare and issue solicitations and insure that the selection process is in compliance with the Texas Local Government Code and County Policies and Procedures
C. Issue purchase orders for goods and services
D. Facilitate the process of acquiring professional services not exempted by Commissioner Court order through a competitive process.