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Vendors and suppliers: Doing business with the Dallas Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas purchases goods and services from a diverse range of suppliers, including local small businesses.

Explore opportunities for your business

We encourage all interested vendors, large or small, to explore opportunities to do business with us. Our Supplier Diversity team is ready to assist you in learning about our supplier requirements and finding ways to grow your business.

  • Register to attend a “Doing Business with the Fed in 2024” session to learn more.

Our commitment to supplier diversity

In all competitive events, the Dallas Fed is committed to the fair inclusion of small, minority-owned, women-owned and other diverse businesses. To promote access to business opportunities, we conduct outreach and provide training to help suppliers learn about our organization’s business needs and procurement procedures.

Our supplier diversity program is a collaborative effort involving many partners in the communities we serve. We work with advocacy groups and chambers of commerce to identify suppliers, including small businesses, whose expertise matches our organization’s needs. Our outreach activities help us understand the business challenges faced by diverse suppliers, and we are using this insight to guide our technical assistance programs.

Our supplier diversity team

Charles Price
Senior Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Khari Whitmyer
Supplier Diversity Program Specialist

Register as a potential supplier

Please register at:  Ariba Commerce Cloud. Once a profile is completed, an automated email will be sent to complete registration to include: 

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code
  • Certification
  • And more

Products and services

Following is a representative sample of the types of products and services the Dallas Fed procures. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Consulting and training services
  • General construction services
  • Building maintenance services/supplies
  • Mechanical equipment/maintenance (HVAC, pumps, cooling towers, etc.)
  • IT services/supplies
  • Audiovisual services
  • Janitorial services

Purchasing and contract information

The Dallas Fed procurement team supports the business needs of our offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. We use various acquisition methods, including competitive bidding, Requests for Information, Requests for Quote and Requests for Proposal. In most cases, we issue these requests electronically and require suppliers to submit their responses electronically.

In conjunction with the 11 other Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed participates in national contracts negotiated by the Federal Reserve’s National Procurement Office.

The Dallas Fed does not participate in the General Services Administration and does not purchase goods or services using federal supply schedules.

Supplier Diversity Contact

For supplier diversity information, please contact the Supplier Diversity Team.