Welcome to the BHA Purchasing Department site. The purpose of this section is to provide interested parties with a general introduction on how to do business with BHA.
The Purchasing Department’s primary responsibility is to procure goods and services. BHA purchases a wide variety of goods and services such as office supplies, stoves and refrigerators, electrical, plumbing, painting supplies, janitorial supplies, vehicles and various construction items. BHA procures general and professional services including insurance, lawn care, pest control, training, legal, architectural and engineering services.
The Purchasing Department may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 409-951-7271. Our regular business hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.
- Competitive Solicitations
Competitive procurement is conducted for purchases exceeding $50,000 by either sealed bidding or competitive proposals.
Most construction contracts are awarded using sealed bidding. All construction bids exceeding $100,000 must be accompanied by a bid guarantee (Bid Bond) which shall not be less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. The successful bidder prior to execution of any contract shall also submit a performance bond and payment bond of 100% of the contract price.
- Small Purchases
For purchases between $2,001 to $50,000, 3 quotes shall be solicited. Quotes may be verbal or written and may be received by telephone, fax or email.For purchases up to $2,000, buyers may procure the supplies or services from a single vendor.
Open Invitation for Bids (IFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) are advertised in the Bids and Proposals sections of the Beaumont Enterprise, Houston Chronicle, Port Arthur News and Orange Leader.
- Vendor Registration
Firms interested in bidding on products and services should complete a Vendor Data Sheet in order to do business with BHA.