The Procurement Department is responsible for managing the procurement of goods and services for all Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) operations. We are committed to conducting all procurements, to the maximum extent practical, in a manner providing full and open competition consistent with the standards of Office of Management and Budget Circulars, the Grant Management Common Rule, Uniform Grant Management Standards, and the Texas Workforce Commission Procurement Manual.
All necessary and affirmative steps will be taken to contract with small and minority business firms and other Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) when possible.
How WSA Buys Goods & Services
WSA makes purchases on the open market by informal requests, formal requests, or utilizing cooperative contracts.
WSA makes purchases based on dollar ranges:
Micro-Purchases: Threshold of $0-$3,000.00 per purchase
Purchases made based on a quote(s) and may be authorized and/or paid using a purchasing order or purchasing card.
Small Purchases: All purchases that exceed the micro-purchase threshold of $3,000.01-$150,000.00
Purchases made based on an informal request with a minimum of three quotes, with attempts made to obtain at least two quotes from Small, Women or Minority Owned Businesses
Competitive Bids: This method of procurement is appropriate when purchasing goods/services for which the aggregate cost exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000.00
WSA’s Procurement Director has the authority to settle or resolve any claim of an alleged deficiency or protest.
Please refer to the "Protest Procedures" document which can be found here for more information.
For more information please contact the Procurement Department.