The Purchasing Department supervises the procurement of products and services necessary to support the Show’s exhibitors, volunteers, committees and staff. Most purchases are initiated by a request from one of the end users.

A Request for Proposal is required in many cases. The RFP is a formal and competitive method of procurement where vendors are requested to submit proposals for the supply of goods or services. The purpose of the RFP solicitation is to determine a vendor who can offer the best possible solution at the best value.


This guide is intended to acquaint vendors with the procurement process of the Show. The Show welcomes the interest of all vendors who are in a position to provide equipment, materials, supplies and services to the Show.

Purchasing Handbook

Style Guide

The Show created stylistic guidelines to ensure consistency between the Show and official publications. If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department at 832.667.1205.

Style Guide

Contact Us

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
Purchasing Department

Attn: Wade Hooker
Three NRG Park
Houston, Texas 77054

Requests for Proposals


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a booth at the Show?

We accept applications for new exhibitors between May 1 and Aug. 31 during each year for the following year’s event.

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How do I get on the approved vendor list?

The "vendor list" is only for licensees.

Do I have to be a licensed vendor?

ONLY licensed vendors are allowed to sell items with the organization's logo, trademarked or not.

How much does it costs to be a licensed vendor?

The cost is $1,000 annually. Contact Julie Wood at for more information.