Office of Business Diversity

We serve as the City of Dallas’ purchasing arm. We issue bid specifications and solicit vendors to conduct city business. We also maintain a register of MWBE companies.


We serve as the City of Dallas’ centralized purchasing system. We develop bid specifications jointly with City departments, solicit and register vendors, establish and monitor price agreement contracts, and issue purchase orders. Procurement maintains the register of professional and personal services consultants who are interested in working with the City of Dallas. Procurement, in coordination with Business Development Services (BDS), maintains a register of Dallas M/WBE companies in efforts to facilitate M/WBE participation in the procurement process. Purchasing also administers the sale and auctioning of City surplus property, impounded vehicles, City fleet, and unclaimed confiscated goods through public auctions.

The Business Development Services office is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the City of Dallas’ Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) programs through Outreach and Assistance, Contract Compliance, and Audit Verification.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Become Supplier or Vendor

  • Government & Military Specifications
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Permits and Regulations

  • Government Requirements
Contact Information
Zarin Gracey
1500 Marilla, Rm 3FS
Dallas, TX 75201