H-GAC is committed to the procurement of goods and services in an open, fair, transparent, and economically competitive environment. Ensuring consistency in the process, H-GAC is committed to the fair and equitable treatment of those who participate in procurements with H-GAC.

The H-GAC Procurement Program strives to foster collaborative business relationships between our contractors and H-GAC.

H-GAC Procurement Portal

H-GAC offers a fully automated, web-based electronic bidding and vendor management system that allows vendors, contractors, and potential vendors/contractors to:

  • Register (for free) to submit bids/proposals and receive notifications of future opportunities by creating an account and selecting Subscribe.

  • Follow updates to existing solicitations, and receive amendments and addenda automatically by selecting Follow.

  • Submit questions and receive answers for open solicitations.

  • Participate in responding electronically to RFPs, bids, and other actions to ensure submissions are accurate and completed timely.

To get started, complete our Procurement Portal Sign-Up Form. Afterward, you'll receive an email to activate your account.

For more information about the Procurement Portal, including how to register, see our Vendor Registration page.

Procurement Requirements

Councils of governments (COGs) are political subdivisions of the State of Texas. A COG must follow its state’s provisions for purchase goods and/or services. In Texas, these provisions are outlined in the Local Government Code Chapter 252 and 271, and the Texas Government Code Chapter 791 and 2254. COG must also follow certain federal requirements when procurement involves spending federal funds.

Texas Constitution and Statutes

  • Texas Local Government Code Chapter 252: Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities

  • Texas Local Government Code Chapter 271: Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities, Counties, and Certain Other Local Governments

  • Texas Government Code Chapter 791: Interlocal Cooperation Contracts

  • Texas Government Code Chapter 2254: Professional and Consulting Services

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 2, Subtitle A, Chapter II, Part 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Additional Procurement Requirements

  • Universal Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM)

    H-GAC may not make a federal award or financial modification to an existing federal award applicant or recipient until that entity has complied with the requirements described in CFR Title 2, Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Part 25. This requirement applies to grants, cooperative agreements, loans, or other notice of funding opportunity (including solicitations) and other types of federal financial assistance as defined in CFR Title 2, parts 25.200, 25.205(a), and 25.406.

  • Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

    Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires current or potential contractors with H-GAC to file a Conflict of Interest (CIQ) questionnaire with the Texas Ethics Commission. The purpose of the questionnaire is to disclose any employment or other business relationship with H-GAC officers or officers’ close family members. H-GAC officers include its board of directors and executive director and are listed on the H-GAC website. The required questionnaire and instructions are located on the Conflict of Interest page on the Texas Ethics Commission website.

  • Certificate of Interested Parties Form

    As required by Section 2252.908 of the Texas Government Code, H-GAC will not enter into a contract unless 1) the contractor submits a disclosure of interested parties form (form 1295) at the time they submit their signed contract to H-GAC, or 2) the contractor is exempt from such requirement. Required forms and instructions are located at the Certificate of Interested Parties page on the Texas Ethics Commission website.