City Council Approves Creation of Local Preference Policy- Another “First” for Corpus Christi

Will Help Promote Local Business

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and the City Council approved an ordinance adopting a policy to provide local preference to the procurement of professional services. The ordinance was adopted on its second reading.  

This ordinance will provide a local preference policy consistent with the Council’s goal of promoting City-located businesses. The Local Preference Ordinance allows the award of additional points during the evaluation process to a local business when allowed by state statute.

A business that meets the definition of Local Business, including having an established place of business performing a substantial part of its operations in the city limits, may be awarded up to a total of 10 points. Businesses that are considered a joint venture may receive up to five (5) discretionary points during the evaluation.

“Your City Council recognizes that local businesses are the lifeblood of our community,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “We want to maximize the amount of resident tax dollars that remain in our local economy.”

If you are interested in doing business with the City, please go to to review current procurement opportunities and register as a vendor.   

 For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or by email at