City of Lufkin has separated the purchasing and contracting
process for goods and services into four areas: 1)
INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS and their levels of purchasing
responsibility (explained in the Purchasing Policy); 2)
ENGINEERING for construction, architectural and
engineering services; 3) IT for Information systems,
hardware and software; and 4) HR/PURCHASING for
equipment, materials and supplies not furnished by the
construction contractors and that are greater than $50,000.
The HR/PURCHASING Department is responsible for coordinating
and assisting with the purchasing policy.
Purchasing does not keep an active ongoing list of vendors
interested in receiving bids. As indicated above, the City’s
Purchasing is de-centralized, in that items less than $3000
are handled by individual City departments, as per the
for products/services between $3000 and $50,000 may be
posted on our website:
will be posted on our website and published in our local
newspaper – Lufkin Daily News.
cases, City makes purchases from state contracts, Buy Board
brief, the general purposes of the City of Lufkin’s
Purchasing Policy are:
afford the most competitive opportunity for individual
vendors to provide items
to the City.
minimize the administrative costs of manpower, storage,
and freight costs associated with accomplishing the
divide purchases into levels based upon dollar value and
method of procurement.
order to comply with purchasing laws and regulations,
HR/Purchasing is charged with establishing procedures and
controls in the purchasing process. The purchasing policy of
the City must conform to requirements as set out in the City
Charter, City Code and State Statues.
Purchasing Policy can also be found on our website, under
the Purchasing Dept.
Purchasing department is located in City Hall, 300 E.
Shepherd Street, Lufkin, Tx. Regular business hours are 8
AM to 5 PM, Monday thru Friday. Vendors are welcome anytime,
however it is recommended that you call (936.630.0555) for
an appointment to assure availability.
Bid Notices are published in The Lufkin News in the
Classified section under Legal Notices.
every purchase over $50,000 requires formal bidding.
Exceptions include personal, professional or planning
services, acquisition of land for rights-of-way, emergency
purchases and single source items.