The Bexar County Hospital District d/b/a University Health System is a political subdivision of the State of Texas (tax-exempt entity), owned by the people of Bexar County.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, the Health System serves as the primary teaching locations for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Clinical locations include University Hospital, 16 clinics and four outpatient dialysis centers. Subsidiary organizations of the Health System include Community First Health Plans and Community Medicine Associates.
University Health System’s Procurement Services is responsible for acquisition of all equipment, goods, supplies and services.
Supplier Diversity Commitment
As a recognized leader in health care, the Health System is committed to Supplier Diversity. The Health System will make every effort to ensure that Diverse Vendors such as Small, Minority, Women, Veteran and/or Disabled Individual-Owned Business Enterprises (SMWVDIBE) are provided the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as a supplier, vendor or contractor for products and/or services provided to the Health System.
The Health System has implemented an online vendor registration process to complement online bidding. Both online registration and online bidding are secure processes designed to streamline and improve access to procurement opportunities.
Business Registration: www.UniversityHealthSystem.com/vendors
Bid Opportunities: www.UniversityHealthSystem.com/bids
Informal Solicitations ($2K - $25K) able to place a bid online
Formal Solicitations (over $25K) formal/paper bid required
Health System Procurement
The Health System procures a vast array of equipment, goods, supplies and services including but not limited to: Medical Supplies and Equipment, Pharmaceuticals, Advertising & Promotional Products, Office Furniture and Supplies, Computer Hardware/Software, Various Construction Services, Architects and Engineering, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Landscaping, Uniforms, Lab Coats, Power Washing, Printing and Binding Services, Professional Services, etc.
1. Group Purchasing Organizations
2. Department of Information Resources
3. Texas multiple award schedule TXMAS
The Health System encourages Diverse Vendors to obtain independent third party certification. Certification is the process by which organizations verify that businesses meet the criteria of ownership, control and management to qualify as a Small, Minority, Women, Veteran and/or Disabled Individual-Owned Business Enterprise.
Preferred certification entities:
Documents required for all formal solicitations
Terms and Conditions (found in Required Documents PDF on bid Web site)
Workforce Composition (found in Required Documents PDF on bid Web site)
Conflict of Interest
Vendor Questionnaire (completed on Web site)
Questions regarding an open solicitation
All questions regarding an open solicitation must be submitted in writing (e-mail, mailed, or hand-carried) and addressed to the Procurement Services staff member assigned to the solicitation. All questions and Answers received will be posted as an amendment to the solicitation.
Mandatory Pre-bid Conference
Some of the Health System bids will require a mandatory pre-bid conference. No one will be admitted after the commencement of the mandatory pre-bid conference.
Respondents must submit (mailed or hand-carried) proposals according to the Specifications and Standard Purchasing Terms and Conditions to the following location:
University Health System - Business Center
355-2 Spencer Lane, 2nd Floor
San Antonio, TX 78201
Point Of Contact
For questions regarding the Supplier Diversity Program contact – Gabriela.email@example.com (210) 358-9114
For all other questions contact the Procurement Services – (210) 358-9125