Brazoria County Texas Seal - 2016 ColorAnnouncing Bonfire

A new way to service our vendors

The Purchasing Department is now offering a FREE e-bidding and vendor registration system allowing vendors to receive email notification of bidding opportunities as well as submitting bids and proposals electronically based upon selected NIGP Commodity Codes.

Vendors are asked to register on Bonfire ( in order to create their free profile and immediately have access to download solicitations.

Registration is absolutely FREE and will only take a few moments. Select at least one, or more, commodity codes.

Benefits of E-bidding:

  • No charge to register
  • Automatically receive notifications by email of posted bids and addendums
  • Complete and submit your bid or proposal response online
  • Available 24 hours with internet access

If you have any questions during your registration, please click on the blue Help button provided for you on the Bonfire website or contact the Bonfire Support team.


Mission Statement

The Purchasing Department of Brazoria County was established October of 1999, based on Commissioner’s Court decision to have a centralized Purchasing Department. Since that time, the Purchasing Department has established policies and procedures for the procurement of goods and services for the County in accordance with procurement laws of the State of Texas.

The Purchasing Department is comprised of three sections, Buying, Contracts and Asset Management. These three sections work together with County departments to ensure the most economical, proper, and responsive purchase of all materials and equipment used by the County.

The Purchasing Department also provides responsible bidders a fair and equal opportunity to compete for County business. This is accomplished by complying with statutory requirements and the County’s purchasing policies and procedures.

In addition, the Purchasing Department works in concert with the County Auditor as a part of a system of checks and balances to ensure the proper expenditure of taxpayer dollars.

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