Formal Bids

Notification of Bids

The County Purchasing Act, as amended, provides that notice of proposed purchases of $50,000 or more must be published at least once a week in a newspaper of general circulation, with the first day of publication being at least 14 days before the date of bid opening. Generally, projects exceeding $50,000 are advertised in the Hood County News Saturday edition in the classified section under public notices. Listed in the advertisement will be a short description of the products or services desired, the project number, and the time and date the bids / proposals are due. It will also list the location where bid packets may be picked up.

Bid Packets

Bid packets are available from the Purchasing Department and can be mailed to a vendor when requested. The Purchasing Department assumes no responsibility as to the timely delivery of mailed bid packets. Bids are due by the local time stated in Granbury, Texas on the stated date. Under no circumstances will late or faxed bids / proposals be accepted. While bids may be downloaded by potential vendors from the county website, Hood County cannot at this time accept electronically submitted bid responses. They must be mailed to Hood County at:
5417 Acton Hwy. Ste. 102
Granbury, TX 76049

Presentation of Bids

This bid / proposal will be opened in the Purchasing Department conference area unless otherwise specified. Bids are presented to the Commissioners' Court with a suggested vendor award (or rejection of bids) from the Purchasing Department. Bid tabulations are available for public viewing upon an open records request to the Hood County Personnel Department after a bid has been awarded by the Commissioners' Court.

State Contracts

The county occasionally purchases items in excess of $50,000 through state contracts.