Contracts & Procurement Transparency

The Purchasing Division is responsible for facilitating organizational purchases through the solicitation and selection of vendors, negotiation of contracts, and execution of purchase agreements in accordance with all applicable laws. As part of service excellence, the city strives to follow transparency protocols in the Transparency Stars Program as outlined by the State Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Fiscal Year 2022 Contracts and Procurement Summary

Total Procurement and Contracting Spending*


Procurement and Contracting Spending Per Capita**


Publicly Posted Bidding and Contracting Opportunities (invitation for bids and request for proposals)

Closed Solicitations (IFB, RFP, RFQ) 164
Awarded Contracts (IFB, RFP, RFQ, Coop, Sole Source, Pre-qualified PSA)

Dollar Amount of Bids Received from Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals Awarded


Dollar Amount of Contracts Awarded from Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals 


*Total procurement and contracting spending includes all purchases made via Purchase Orders (POs)

**Based on a population of 148,146 as of 2022 Census


authorized vs actual 2022

Authorized expenditures represent all types of POs authorized by the Purchasing Division.  These POs are created from a variety of approved purchasing practices including: awarded and competitively bid contracts, a three quote process, field POs, and approved procurement exempt purchases.  Actual expenditures represent all vouchered purchases made via all types of POs during the indicated fiscal year.  Timing differences in the procurement process may lead to PO authorization in one fiscal year and spending in the following fiscal year.  This commonly occurs with Capital Projects.

contracts by sector 2022


Bid Documents 

Current Bids 

Closed Bids

Awarded Bids 

Intent to Award – Regular City Council meetings and work sessions are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meetings.

Contract Repository –  All active and expired contracts.     Folder includes bid documents, evaluation tab, and contract documents including any amendments.

Check Register

Bidding Opportunities - All open and closed solicitations from June 2019 to September 2022

Vendor Resources

Registration - vendor/supplier registration and login

How to Do Business with the City of Denton 


Procurement Manual 

NIGP Dictionary of Procurement Terms 

Procurement Statutes

Texas Local Government Code Chapter 252

Texas Local Government Code Chapter 271

Texas Local Government Code Chapter 2254

Texas Local Government Code Chapter 2269

Contact Us

Purchasing Department

901 B Texas St

Denton, Tx 76209


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