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Business Development & Procurement Services
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can bid on a City of Dallas contract?

All interested firms, including M/WBEs, can bid on City contracts.

How do I bid on a City of Dallas contract?

For information on the bidding process, please contact the City of Dallas Procurement Services at the following:

    City of Dallas
    Procurement Services
    City Hall, Room 3F South

    1500 Marilla Street
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    (214) 670-3326
    Fax (214) 670-4793

Where can I obtain information on how to start a business?

For information on how to start a small business, please contact one of the following:

Where can I get loan or grant (financing) information for small businesses?

For information on loans or grants, please contact the following:

Where can I obtain information on bonding and insurance when bidding on a City of Dallas contract?

Bonding and insurance information can be obtained by contacting the City of Dallas at 214 671-9277.

How do I get a license or permit to do business in the City of Dallas?

For business licensing and permit information you must contact the City's One Stop Permit Center at:

How do I register an assumed business name?

To register an assumed business name you must contact the Dallas County Clerk's Office at the following:

    509 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Records Building
    Dallas, TX 75202
    (214) 653-7177

How do I get a Federal Tax ID number?

To receive a Federal Tax ID number, please contact the Internal Revenue Service at 1 (800) 829-3676.


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