Purchasing is a division of the Finance Department that is responsible for the procurement of services, supplies and equipment at the best possible value while maintaining the highest ethical position in the procurement process.
Accounts Payable is a division of the Finance Department that is responsible for the processing of invoices and vendor payments.
The City of Richland Hills has a decentralized form of purchasing, meaning that the City departments are responsible for procuring commodities and services in accordance to City's Purchasing Policy and Procedures and State of Texas Local Government Code.
All invoices are paid within 30 days of the invoice date or the date of acceptance of the products or service by an authorized City representative, in compliance with the Prompt Payment Act.
The City of Richland Hills is exempt from Federal Excise, State and/or City Sales Tax.
In 2017, the Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 89, which added Chapter 2270 to the Subtitle F, Title 10, Government Code to prohibit government entities from contracting with companies who boycott Israel and from investing in companies that boycott Israel.
In 2017, The Texas Legislature adopted Senate Bill 252 which added Chapter 2252 to Subtitle F, Title 10, Government Code stating "... a government may not enter into a contract with a company that does business with Iran, Sudan, or any known terrorist organization."
In 2015, the Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 1295, which added section 2252.908 of the Government Code. For further information, please refer to the Texas Ethics Commission Website.