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.

This training will teach vendors how to register for the new online bidding system. The City is updating its bidding system to make it easier and more efficient for businesses to bid on City projects.


 In this presentation, you will:

  • Learn about the City’s new online bidding system, IonWave​

  • Understand what is changing with the new online bidding system​

  • Register your business as a supplier through IonWave and more!


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:             December 2, 2021


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


COST:               Free