Here you can learn about how to do business with the port and what the opportunities are currently.
The first step to doing business with the Port of Houston Authority is becoming registered in the Port of Houston Vendor Information System (VIS). The VIS is your portal to opportunities to do business with the port.
On JUNE 1, 2016, the Port of Houston Authority’s new BuySpeed e-Procurement System will launch. Any vendor or supplier who wants to do business with the Port of Houston Authority must register in BuySpeed. Vendor information from the Vendor Information System (VIS) will NOT transfer to BuySpeed.
Until June 1, 2016, vendors will continue to receive bid notifications through VIS and may respond to bid opportunities that were advertised on VIS prior to June 1, 2016. All procurements will be advertised on BuySpeed after June 1, 2016.
Mark your calendars and re-register today!
During the registration process, please upload your W-9 to complete the registration process.
Unlike VIS, BuySpeed utilizes National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Codes. To ensure that you receive email notifications for procurements that are targeted to your specific business type, it is important that the appropriate NIGP Codes are added to your profile. Below is a NAICS Code-NIGP Code Conversion Chart that will easily identify the associated NIGP Codes.
It is our policy to conduct all our business relationships with integrity and honestly, we respectfully request that any expressions of your thoughtfulness toward our employees be kept to a minimal value. Our policy requires that Port Authority employees may not accept gifts or entertainment with a value over $50 from individuals or firms conducting business with the Port Authority.
The Port of Houston Authority Procurement Services strives to provide a world-class supply management function in support of the Port Authority’s mission by creating value through strategic sourcing, efficient processes, and promotion of ethical, transparent, and sustainable procurement principles.
Procurement Services is committed to facilitating the Port Authority’s mission through competitive pricing, necessary qualifications, and demonstrated competencies in the selection of all vendors, service providers, and contractors, while maintaining its integrity and public accountability. We achieve our mission by dedication to excellence in customer service, streamlining operations, providing avenues of access to businesses, and complying with all applicable laws of the State of Texas.
111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562