Port Commission Approves Procurement Policy

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| Source: Port of Houston Authority

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An updated procurement policy was approved January 27 during a special meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. The policy addresses a number of key areas, including the authority of the Port Commission; applicable procurement laws; solicitation of formal procurements; contacts with vendors; award of formal procurements; vendor debarment procedures; and staff responsibilities.

The policy is available on the Port of Houston Authority website, http://www.portofhouston.com/inside-the-port-authority/policies-and-procedures.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

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Bill Hensel, Manager, Corporate Communications
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