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Procurement Functions of the Bank

The goal of each procurement function is to provide customers with quality products and services at the best overall value to the Bank.

Local Procurement

The Bank's local procurement function provides quality products and services at the best overall value required to sustain Bank operations in Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio.

National Procurement

All 12 Federal Reserve Banks, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, receive support from the National Procurement Office (NPO) based in Richmond, Virginia. The NPO provides procurement solutions that impact the Federal Reserve System as a whole, particularly when the requirements of all 12 Federal Reserve Banks can be leveraged.

Information Technology Procurement

Federal Reserve Information Technology (FRIT) is a national IT service provider within the Federal Reserve System that provides operational and project services, enterprise IT architecture and standards services, and enterprise information security policy and assurance services. Its procurement function provides sources of supply for goods and services that meet Federal Reserve System's information technology requirements.

Goods and Services

The following list provides examples of goods and services typically purchased by the Bank.

Equipment
  • Copiers
  • Computers
  • Fax machines
  • Networking equipment
  • Servers
  • Surveillance equipment
Facilities/Building Services
  • Automobiles
  • Artwork
  • Building services (electricians, window washers, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • General construction
  • Housekeeping
  • Mechanical engineering services
  • Plants and landscaping
Professional Services
  • Architectural
  • Consulting
  • Software
  • Training
Other Services
  • Armored carriers
  • Audiovisual services
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Temporary staffing
  • Trash removal
  • Uniform and linen services
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