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|Vendor e-Procurement Instructions|
In order to do business with the Purchasing Division of the City of Corpus Christi, all current and new vendors are required to register with the City through Public Purchase in order to obtain Bids, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications and all other procurement-related documents. The City's Purchasing Division has discontinued mailing procurement packets and vendors will be required to obtain all such procurement packets from the City’s Purchasing Division through Public Purchase.
FIRST, YOU MUST REGISTER:
In order to do business with the City of Corpus Christi's Purchasing Division, vendors must register through Public Purchase, a third-party, web-based e-procurement system located at the following website: https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/register/vendor/register.
Follow the instructions on the right side of the screen under “Register for Free”. You are not required to pay in order to register to do business with the City of Corpus Christi. The paid registration section, on the left side of the screen, is for nationwide business service and, again, is not required in order to do business with the City of Corpus Christi.
“Register for Free” is a two-step process. The FIRST STEP is to “Register for Free” at the hyperlink above. Public Purchase will then verify your account, a process that may take up to 24 hours. Once your account is verified, you will receive an email from Public Purchase containing instructions detailing how to complete the SECOND STEP, which involves logging into Public Purchase using the information you provided in the first step. Select the Region (Texas) and the Agency (City of Corpus Christi) in the drop down menus on the upper-right of the home page.
To finalize the SECOND STEP, you must:
Once you have registered with the City’s Purchasing Division, through Pubic Purchase, using this two-step process, you will automatically receive email notifications regarding procurement opportunities related to the NIGP commodity codes you selected in STEP 2 above. Thus, keeping your vendor profile information up to date, particularly your company's contacts and email addresses, is critical.
You may obtain support from Public Purchase at email@example.com, Live Chat through their website, or via telephone at (801) 932-7000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time. You may also obtain assistance with registration by visiting the Purchasing Division at City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street, 4th floor, Corpus Christi, TX between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday.
DOWNLOADING PROCUREMENT PACKETS:
Through Public Purchase, the City will send notices of procurement opportunities directly to vendors at the email address on file with Public Purchase. The procurement notices sent are based on the NGIP codes that you associate with your profile. If desired, vendors may also search the bid board and respond to any procurement opportunities. The search can be done by using the “Select Region” (Texas) and “Select Agency” (City of Corpus Christi) drop-down menus.