Operating the public facilities is a complex business for Port Houston, requiring acquisition of myriad goods and services. Helping businesses do business with Port Houston is essential to the economic health of local communities, the State of Texas and the nation.
If your business offers the types of goods and services that Port Houston requires, the Procurement Services Department wants to know about your firm. We encourage you to share information about your goods and/or services by sending product brochures to the attention of the Procurement Services Department.
The Port Commission, as the governing body of the Port of Houston Authority, established a Procurement Policy to govern the procurement of goods and services. It is the policy of Port Houston that procurement should conform to Port Houston’s mission and applicable laws. You can view our procurement terms and conditions here.
The Procurement Services Department developed a Procurement Manual to serve as a primary reference for port employees and a resource for anyone who is interested in doing business with the port. The manual demonstrates our ongoing commitment to standardize its procurement process and procedures.
The manual provides standards for processing purchases, including contracts and purchase orders, to ensure that materials and services are obtained timely, efficiently and economically, while adhering to principles of good public policy and practices and sound business judgment.
The first step to become a vendor for the port is to register in the new BuySpeed™ eProcurement System (BuySpeed) that was launched on June 1, 2016.
Any supplier that would like to do business with the port must register in BuySpeed. Please note that vendor information from the previous Vendor Information System (VIS) was NOT transferred to BuySpeed.
Procurements are now advertised in BuySpeed. During the registration process, please upload your W-9 form to complete the registration process.
BuySpeed utilizes National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Codes. To ensure that you receive email notifications for procurements that are targeted to your specific business type, it is important that the appropriate NIGP Codes be added to your profile. Below is a NAICS Code-NIGP Code Conversion Chart to assist in identifying the associated NIGP Codes.
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