Fostering Positive Competition
The City of Kennedale does not have a centralized purchasing department. The Finance Department provides assistance to City departments in the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and services, as well as the transfer and/or disposal of these items. The Finance Department also regulates the city's "Bid List." However, individual departments are currently responsible for securing quotes, issuing bids, generating Request For Bids (RFB)/Request For Proposals (RFP)/Request For Qualifications (RFQ), and the advertising and tabulation of those bids or proposals.
Purchases Equal To Or Less Than $3000
No formal quotes required; "Bid List" not referenced.
Purchases Over $3000 But Less Than $50,000
Three (3) formal quotes required; "Bid List" must be referenced.
Purchases $50,000 & Above
Competitive process required, unless exempt by state law; "Bid List" must be referenced. As a local government, the City of Kennedale encourages competition among potential vendors to obtain quality goods and services at the best prices available, to maximize tax dollars. For all purchases over $50,000, you can view current Notify Me function to be alerted. In addition, the City utilizes our official newspaper, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, to notify the public.
The city has established a "Bid List," which is a database repository of all vendors who are interested in conducting business with Kennedale. Departments are required to utilize this list whenever a purchase over $3000 is being considered. For specific "Bid List" inquiries, please contact (817) 985-2105. Fill out a Bid List submission. For further detailed information, please refer to our Purchasing Policy (PDF).
The City of Kennedale has also joined with Onvia DemandStar to make some of its request for bids and proposals available and directly connect you to government contracts. You specify the types of bids you want to receive, and it will notify you when an Onvia DemandStar government agency has an opportunity that matches your business. Subscribers have the option of being automatically notified of items the City of Kennedale is requesting. Vendors can subscribe to this feature online. Pricing may apply.
Note: Post offerings to Onvia DemandStar and make available to vendors.