The City of Dallas wants to work with your small business! Just as with the Federal Government Contracts, there are regulations that determine how this process is conducted in a fair and transparent manner. Business Development & Procurement Services ensures that all methods for acquiring goods and services comply with regulations.
Vendor Self Service
The Vendor Self Service website allows you, the small business owner, to manage your own account information for working with the City of Dallas. This information is used to contact you, notify you of bids, upcoming events and to pay you for your services. Registration with the Vender Self Service, VSS, requires the following information:
- Tax ID Number
- Legal Business Name
- DUNS Number- Data Universal Numbering System– is an identification number used for each of your business’ location. It is free to obtain visit SBA’s checklist to see if you have all the necessary information. Then, visit Dun & Bradstreet to request your DUNS number.
- Contact Information (name, address, email, phone and fax) for Account Administrator, Ordering, and Payment
- Descriptions of your products and services
- Information on each location with the first location considered the headquarters
- Social Security Number or EIN if your business requires an EIN.
Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you can create an ID and password with the VSS. Email verification is necessary to confirm that you have a valid email address. You will then receive an email prompting you to begin the registration process where you submit all the above listed information.
For more information, including training materials, visit Business Development & Procurement Services’ Frequently Asked Questions. Training materials can be located on the left side under the Resource Tab. Vendor Support can be contacted at (214) 670-3326 from 8:15 am to 5:15 pm during the work week for assistance with registration and ensuring that you have the correct commodity codes linked to your account that match your products and services.