Purchasing Department


The Purchasing Department focuses on providing the Brownsville Public Utilities Board with products and services that best meet our customers' needs.


 Awarded Bids  

Open Bids     





NOTICE TO BIDDERS: All bid postings on this website are provided as an added public service and are not intended for official use. Every effort has been made to provide specifications that are up to date, but information provided herein may change without notice or further posting. Any information presented here is subject to revision at any time and is reproduced from official documents of the Purchasing Department. In case of error and/or omissions, you are advised to contact the Purchasing Department at (956) 983-6364 for the current status of any bid posting.

Your Purchasing Department Staff includes:

Diane Solitaire - Materials/Warehouse Manager - (956) 983-6366 (Fax) 574-6108

Hugo E. Lopez - Buyer – (956) 983-6375 (Fax) 574-6109
Specialty Areas: Electrical Inventory, Sand/Caliche, Electrical Engineering Projects, Electrical Parts, Remodel/Repairs, Building Maintenance, Grounds Keeping Maintenance, Hauling & Loading

Nicole Espinoza- Buyer – (956) 983-6353 (Fax) 574-6134
Specialty Areas: Laboratory Chemicals/Equipment, General & Medical Inventory, Office Supplies & Equipment, Ice Machines & Air Conditioning Repairs, Surplus Material Sales, Chemicals, Environmental & Pretreatment

Ricardo (Rick) Flores - Buyer – (956) 983-6368 (Fax) 574-6131
Specialty Areas: Tools, Vehicle Tires & Parts, Radio & Communication Equipment, Power Plant Equipment & Chemicals, Water/Wastewater Inventory, Employee Uniforms/Boots, Equipment Rental, Motor & Pump Repairs, Fire Extinguishers

Delia Zuniga- Buyer – (956) 983-6365 (Fax) 574-6110
Specialty Areas: Safety Supplies & Equipment, Printing, Specialty Items, Janitorial Supplies & Services, Computer Hardware & Software, Trainings, Grounds Keeping Maintenance Services, Catering Services, Books, Manuals, & Videos, Surplus Transformers & Equipment, Envelopes & Bill Forms, Fencing & Roofing Repairs

Sandra Rodriguez - Purchasing Clerk - (956) 983-6364

Purchasing Department Fax Numbers: (956) 983-6367; (956) 983-6380

The primary function of the Purchasing Department is to meet the product and service needs of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board by:



Meeting all state laws and board policies in the obtainment of the best product at the lowest cost to the end customer.


Fair competition among bidders.


Full opportunity for all bidders to bid for the Utilities business on an equal basis.


Understanding by all bidders on the Utilities method of purchasing and basis of awards.


Constantly seeking to identify and implement strategies and techniques that will enhance the level of service and integrity provided by the Purchasing Department.

Requests for bid specifications should be directed to: 

Diane Solitaire

Purchasing Department
Brownsville Public Utilities Board
1495 Robinhood Drive
Brownsville, Texas 78521

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