Register to be Notified
The City of Bedford uses Demandstar to notify and solicit bids. Effective March 1, 2023, the City will also use Demandstar to receive bids electronically. Only registered Demandstar users may view the City's current bids.
Please note, it can take 24 - 48 hours for Demandstar to verify an account before it's active.
If you’re a registered user, please ensure your company information is correct. Once you register, search for the City of Bedford bid page to find the City's active bids and proposal solicitations.
Bids posted on the City’s bid postings webpage are informational only. All documents, addendum issued, or other items related to bid management is handled through Demandstar.
Vendor Setup and Maintenance
Vendors doing business with the City of Bedford, either as an awarded vendor or prospective vendor, need to ensure the City has current and correct information about your company. Any awarded or prospective vendor needs to complete a Vendor Maintenance Form.
Instructions on what to do and how to fill out the form are on the document. It's the vendor's responsibility to complete the form, submit it properly, and answer any questions the City may have during the verification process.
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
One of the Purchasing Division's priorities is to reduce barriers between vendors and the City. This is especially important for vendors that the State of Texas deems "Historically Underutilized Businesses" (HUB).
A HUB, is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas and, an applicant owner must provide proof of 51 percent ownership and control of the day to day operation of the business. The owner must be an economically disadvantaged person meeting eligibility as a(n):
The applicant/owner must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Prove at least one year of Texas residency
- Prove control of the day-to-day operations
- Hold company title equivalent to ownership and control requirements.
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code §111.13 §20.281 and Government Code, §2161.181 and §2161.182, each state agency shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services), and commodities purchases.
The Statewide HUB Program provides HUB certification for minority and woman-owned businesses in the State of Texas. Vendors seeking certification as a HUB are required to submit a completed HUB c5ertification application and supporting documentation, affirming under penalty of perjury that their business qualifies as a HUB.
For more information on the HUB Program, please contact the State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at 512.463.5872 or toll-free 888.863.5881. Additional information is also available on the State website.