Small Business and Vendor Registration

Missouri City places great importance on allowing small businesses and vendors to participate in contracting opportunities. Businesses registering with Missouri City will be contacted by the City’s Purchasing Office whenever bids or quotes are issued. If you are interested in doing business with Missouri City, please complete the online registration application.

City Adopts Small Business Policy to Educate and Foster Community Collaboration Among Business Owners on July 21, 2014. City Council passed a resolution adopting the Small Business Policy to further efforts to encourage and engage small businesses with the City’s procurement process.

To encourage participation in the City procurement process, all regional businesses in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) that meet the United States Small Business Administration size standards (13 C.F.R. Part 121) will receive:

  • Notification targeted to its trades and service area, in any notice required by law, from the City for contracts of $50,000 or more, and;
  • Notification of, and access to at least two workshops or seminars to be held by the City annually that relate to City procurement.

As part of the program, 5 points on a 100 point scale will be awarded to a small business who makes a good faith effort to subcontract with one or more Missouri-City owned or domiciled small businesses involving contracts of $50,000 or more solicited through competitive sealed proposals.

Notice to Vendors

Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that any vendor or person considering doing business with a local government entity disclose in the Questionnaire Form CIQ, the vendor or person's affiliation or business relationship that might cause a conflict of interest with a local government entity.

By law, this questionnaire must be filed with the records administrator of the City of Missouri City no later than the 7th business day after the date the person becomes aware of facts that require the statement to be filed. See Section 176.006, Local Government Code. A person commits an offense if the person violates Section 176.006, Local Government Code. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

For more information regarding Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code, visit Texas Ethics Commission.