FAQ for Vendors
Below are commonly asked questions from vendors regarding procurement for the City of Temple. Please contact us at 254-298-5655 with any questions.
Can I visit the Purchasing Department to offer my goods or services to the City?
An appointment is needed to visit with any member of the Purchasing Department. Call 254-298-5655 to schedule an appointment.
How do I get on the City's vendor list?
Please register with the City's Bonfire ebidding portal. Bonfire will send automated messages to vendors when procurement opportunities are available based on commodity codes selected during registration.
Is the City exempt from paying taxes?
Yes, the City is exempt by law from payment of Texas Sales Tax and Federal Excise Tax.
I am having trouble with the City's Bonfire ebidding portal. Who do I contact?
Do I have to submit my bid or proposal response electronically through Bonfire?
While submitting responses online through Bonfire is the preferred method, the Purchasing Department will accept paper submissions received prior to the submission deadline.
Who is authorized to sign contracts on behalf of the City?
The City Manager or designee are the only ones with authority to sign any document that commits the City such as contracts, agreements, quotes, order forms, etc.
Where do I send invoices for purchases the City makes?
Send invoices directly to Accounts Payable within the Purchasing Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If invoices cannot be submitted electronically, physical copies will be accepted in the Purchasing Department located at 3210 E Avenue H, Building C, Temple, TX 76501.
How can I check the payment status of an invoice?
Please contact Accounts Payable within the Purchasing Department at 254-298-5655 or email@example.com.