The Purchasing Division is charged with the following responsibilities:
- Assuring fair and equitable treatment to all vendors without regard to political pressure
- Contracting for all repairs to property
- Purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment
- Supervising all purchases made through competitive bids
Fostering Positive Competition
As a local government, the City of North Richland Hills encourages competition among potential vendors to obtain quality goods and services at the best prices available, to maximize tax dollars.
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
The National Procurement Institute established a program in 1995 designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® is awarded annually. This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria. The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.
In 2018 the City of North Richland Hills Purchasing Division earned the annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. NRH is one of only 50 agencies in Texas and 68 cities in the United States and Canada to earn the 2018 award. This is the ninth year in a row the City of North Richland Hills has received this recognition.