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Procurement FAQs

Local Government Code 252

The DFW Airport follows State of Texas procurement laws as they pertain to municipalities (primarily Local Government Code 252). Unless exempted under law, requirements for any goods or general services with an estimated cost in excess of $50,000 will be published in newspapers in both the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. These advertisements will be published once a week for two consecutive weeks, typically on Sundays, in the "classified legal notice" sections of said newspapers. In addition, a list of procurement opportunities will be posted on our website.

Code of Business Ethics

The competitive nature of public purchasing and the expenditures of significant amounts of public funds require strong ethical standards at all levels of the procurement function. Purchasing personnel and other stakeholder department staff face the challenging task of developing good supplier relationships and encouraging supplier competition while avoiding even the appearance of favoritism or other unethical conduct.

Procurement Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does the DFW Airport Board purchase goods and services?

The purchasing of goods and services for the DFW Airport is centralized through the Procurement and Materials Management Department.

Q: How does the DFW Airport Board procure construction projects?

A: The purchasing of construction related projects for the DFW Airport is centralized through the Airport Development and Engineering Department.

Q: Does the DFW Airport Board buy what I sell?

A: The DFW Airport Procurement Department buys goods and services necessary to support the maintenance and operation of the Airport.

Q: What Airport departments buy what I sell?

All DFW Airport departments send purchase requisitions to the Procurement and Materials Management Department to procure goods and services. These departments include:

Audit Services Legal Services Finance and Information Technology Division

  • Finance
  • Information Technology Services
  • Treasury Management
  • Aviation Real Estate

Administration and Diversity Division

  • Business Diversity and Development
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement and Materials Management
  • Risk Management
  • Communications & Marketing

Operations Division

  • Department of Public Safety
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Operations

Revenue Management Division

  • Customer Experience
  • Parking
  • Concessions

Global Strategy & Development

  • Air Service Development
  • Government Relations
  • Yield Management

Infrastructure & Development

  • Commercial Development
  • Design, Code & Construction
  • Planning
  • Energy, Transportation & Asset Management
Q: How do I make myself known to those departments?

A: The Procurement and Materials Management Department is the first point of contact at DFW Airport at +1-972-973-5600.

Q: How do I get started?

To receive automatic bid notices and to submit bids electronically, please visit dfwairport.bonfirehub.com. Ensure you select the desired commodity codes under your profile and check the option “Notify me of any opportunities that match my commodity codes.”

Q: How do I find out about upcoming solicitations?

Read the Public Notice section of Dallas and Fort Worth newspapers or you may view dfwairport.bonfirehub.com.

Q: How do I get a copy of a solicitation package?

A: The easiest method is to download the solicitation from dfwairport.bonfirehub.com or visit the DFW Airport website, found under Business Opportunities > Procurement > Current Solicitations & Requests.

Q: How do I submit a bid or proposal?

A: It is important that you respond according to the instructions in the solicitation package, or we may not be able to consider your bid. Bidders/Proposer should view “Instructions and Requirements” for each solicitation.

Q: What if I have questions on a solicitation package?

A: It is the Bidder’s/Proposer’s responsibility to obtain clarification of any information contained in the Solicitation. Bidders/Proposers must submit all questions or requests for clarification in writing and ONLY to the contact person identified in the Solicitation. The Solicitation number must be referenced in all correspondence pertaining to the solicitation.

Q: How will I know if the solicitation changes?

A: The DFW Airport may, at its sole discretion, elect to issue changes or clarifications to Solicitations. The Airport will issue changes or clarifications in the form of written addenda. Written addenda shall be the ONLY form of amendment to Solicitations. Other written information or verbal communication, including but not limited to discussion in a pre-bid conference, shall not constitute a change to the Solicitations' requirements.

The Board will make every attempt to post addenda, if issued, to the appropriate web site prior to the date and time of the Public Bid Opening or Proposal Due Date. It is the responsibility of the Bidder/Proposer to ensure receipt of any addenda issued. Failure to receive any addendum or interpretation shall not relieve the Bidder/Proposer from any obligations under its Bid/Proposal as submitted. The Bidder/Proposer must acknowledge all addenda. All addenda shall become part of the Contract documents.

Q: I am a disadvantaged/minority/woman owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE); how can I compete for the DFW Airport’s business?

A: The DFW Airport is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all firms to compete for Airport business, and our Business Diversity and Development Department is devoted to assisting D/W/WBEs.


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