The Finance Department is responsible for directing and controlling the areas of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Treasury Management, Purchasing, and the City’s Operating Budget.

Purchasing

Will Velasco, CPPB – Purchasing Manager | purch@arlingtontx.gov | 817-459-6302

The Purchasing Division is responsible for the purchase of non-construction goods and services for all City departments.

Our mission is to provide quality service to our customers and vendors alike, by implementing and supporting processes that provide timely, cost-effective, high quality contracts through cooperative and proactive procurement practice.

We invite suppliers to visit the Frequently Asked Questions/FAQ’s to learn more about doing business with the City. Find out what types of services and supplies we contract by visiting the link Goods & Service contracts.

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Noteworthy Achievements

NPI AEP Award

The City has earned this award 13 consecutive years. The AEP measures Arlington’s purchasing practices against pre-set criteria such as e-procurement, ethics, policy, contracting model, and professional development. This award signifies success in the City’s efforts to remain on the cutting edge of purchasing initiatives and effectively spending tax dollars.

Disclosure of Interested Parties

Section 2252.908 of the Texas Government Code requires a business entity entering into certain contracts with a governmental entity to file with the governmental entity a disclosure of interested parties at the time the business entity submits the signed contract to the governmental entity. Section 2252.908 requires the disclosure form (Form 1295) to be signed by the authorized agent of the contracting business entity, acknowledging that the disclosure is made under oath and under penalty of perjury. Section 2252.908 applies only to a contract that requires an action or vote by the governing body of the governmental entity before the contract may be signed or has a value of at least $1 million. Section 2252.908 provides definitions of certain terms occurring in the section.

Section 2252.908 applies only to a contract entered into on or after Jan. 1, 2016.

The form must be submitted electronically through the Texas Ethics Commission website.

Once the form is submitted and given a unique registration number, the business entity must manually sign the form and have it notarized. The form should be sent to the government entity which will then verify the form on the Texas Ethics Commission website.