Procurement Methods

The Town of Flower Mound utilizes the following methods to procure goods and services:

  • Competitive Sealed Bids
  • Competitive Sealed Proposals
  • Request for Proposals
  • Request for Statements of Qualifications
  • Request for Quotes
The Town of Flower Mound will award all competitive sealed bids and requests for quotes to the lowest responsible bidder unless the bid is clearly identified as a “Best Value Bid.”

The “best value” method is utilized for the basis of award for selected bids and quotes and all proposals. In these instances, the selection criteria will be clearly identified in the solicitation document. The best value method may take into consideration, in whole or in part:

  • The purchase price
  • The reputation of the bidder and of the bidder's goods or services
  • The quality of the bidder's goods or services
  • The extent to which the goods or services meet the Town's needs
  • The bidder's past relationship with the Town
  • The total long-term cost to the Town
  • Any relevant criteria specifically listed in the request for bids or proposals
The Town of Flower Mound also has the authority to purchase from existing contracts established through the State of Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) Cooperative Purchasing Program, as well as existing contracts established through various cooperative purchasing venues.

Legislation that governs municipal procurement can be found in Chapters 252 and 271 of the Texas Local Government Code, and Chapter 2254 of the Texas Government Code.