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Doing Business with DART

Procurement Commonly Asked Questions

1. How do I become a Registered DART Vendor?

Go to DART's Supplier Portal at

2. Where do I find out about DART opportunities?

Go to DART's Supplier Portal at Here, you will find access to:
  • Contract opportunities projected for the fiscal year
  • Upcoming Procurement Opportunities (Soon to be issued solicitations.)
  • Current solicitations available for procurements over $50,000
  • Current requests for quotes for procurements $50,000 or less
3. My password is not working and/or I have not received my password. Who do I contact?

Please contact DART's Vendor Business Center at (214) 749-2701, or send email to [email protected].

4. What is a pre-bid/pre-proposal conference?

A pre-bid/pre-proposal conference, usually held at DART Headquarters shortly after a solicitation is issued, provides the following:
  • A forum for describing the requirements of a contract.
  • An opportunity for questions and answers
  • A possibility for subcontractors to network with prime vendors.
  • A basis for evaluating whether amendments are needed.
5. What are some common reasons bids are rejected?
  1. An exception is taken to a material requirement in the solicitation
  2. Failure to acknowledge receipt of a material amendment to the solicitation
  3. Failure to furnish items or information required to be submitted with the bid
  4. Failure to sign the bid
  5. Imposing a condition or altering DART's bid rights
  6. Submitting an indefinite, ambiguous or uncertain bid
  7. If the bid is unbalanced (not allocating the prices properly)
  8. Failure to make good faith efforts to meet Disadvantaged, Minority and/or Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (DMWBE) goals
  9. Unsatisfactory resources, or does not have the ability to obtain satisfactory resources to accomplish the work
  10. Non-compliant with EEO and non-discrimination laws

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If you have any questions or need help, please contact DART Procurement at (214)749-2701 (8:00am to 5:00pm CST, Monday-Friday) or send an email to [email protected].
DART Procurement Department, Procurement Support, 1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75266-7235 | Fax 214-749-3666