While the procurement process can be challenging, helping vendors conduct business with Port Houston is essential to the economic vitality of local communities, the State of Texas, and the nation.

Port Houston’s goal is to engage business, promote awareness, and help drive global commerce through our gateway. To learn more about how our expert Procurement Services team can help your business, we invite you to share information about your goods and services.

Find more information about Current & Future Projects, Search Open Bids & Proposals, and Proposal Process & Procedures.

BuySpeed™ Registration

The first step to doing business with Port Houston is to register with our BuySpeed eProcurement System (BuySpeed)

Project Advertising Schedule and Upcoming Projects Report

The Project Advertising Schedule is a list of Houston’s formal procurements valued above $100,000 that are scheduled to be advertised in the calendar year.

The Port’s Upcoming Design and Construction Projects Report provides an overview of all planned Project Management and Construction Department projects.

Procurement Report

2023 Procurement Services Annual Report

Procurement Policy

As the governing body of Port Houston, The Port Commission established a Procurement Policy to govern the acquisition of goods and services. It is the policy of Port Houston that procurement should conform to Port Houston’s mission and applicable laws. View our procurement terms and conditions here.

Procurement Manual

Our Procurement Services Department maintains a Procurement Manual which serves as a primary reference for Port employees and a useful resource for anyone interested in doing business with Port Houston. The manual is another way the Port demonstrates its commitment to streamlining the procurement process.

While adhering to principles of good public policy and sound business practice, our manual provides standards for processing purchases to ensure that all goods and services are obtained in a timely, efficient and economical manner.


Port Houston seeks bids/proposals from qualified vendors to provide goods and services. Register via the BuySpeed eProcurement System.

Vendors who have registered in BuySpeed should update their vendor profiles to include all of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) codes associated with their businesses.

Vendors may search for the appropriate NIGP code in the NIGP Crosswalk that is found on the BuySpeed home page. Alternatively, you can click here for the latest NAICS Code-NIGP Code Conversion Chart.

Some of the goods and services include everything from advertising and promotional items to automobile repair parts to chemicals. Additional goods and services procured also include things like computers and software, as well as safety equipment or tools.

Commodities and services range from building maintenance to pest control to elevator repair  to health insurance. Industrial paper products and office supplies along with trash disposal and vehicles are other examples.

Services include general contractors, mechanical engineering, architectural design, environmental consulting, civil engineering and structural engineering.

Those include inspection services, printing, temporary staffing and testing laboratories.

Need to know more?

For more information about connecting with someone in the Procurement department, explore Port Houston’s directory to find the right contact.