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FOCUS AREAS: Purchasing, Contract Administration, Vendor Management, Socioeconomic Programs




The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department is the primary agency responsible for purchasing and e-sourcing matters for supplies and services necessary for the efficient operation of all City departments. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department works jointly with the various City departments in developing bid specifications, scopes of work and is responsible for facilitating the bidding and contract awarding process.

In addition to the above, the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department is responsible for monitoring annual contracts, contract administration, issuing and approving purchase orders. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department also provides internal and external workshops and trainings focused on various topics.




In this presentation, you will:

  • Learn about the City’s Online Bidding Opportunities (IonWave)​

  • Learn about Cooperative Contract System (EP Marketplace)

  • Learn about New Vendor Management Self-Service System (PaymentWorks)

  • Save the Date: 11th Annual Cooperative Purchasing Expo April 3, 2024




This presentation targets the following audience:

  • Businesses or representatives of businesses interested in learning more about bidding opportunities and seeking to engage as vendors with the City of El Paso.

  • Individuals involved in procurement that are employed by governing entities and other organizations such as school districts, universities, colleges, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created entities.

  • Individuals not directly involved in procurement roles but that have an interest in understanding how the City of El Paso procures Goods & Services

WHAT:              Doing Business with the City of El Paso: Online Bidding Registration

WHEN:             Tuesday, February 20, 2024


TIME:                10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MST. 

Where:              EPCC - ASC 9050 Viscount Blvd. 79925 Building B, Room # B445


COST:               Free


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