CMBL Search Tips
Use the various search selection criteria to create lists of potential vendors as well as retrieve specific vendor information. The help sections below explain the search criteria options for Search, Output as, Sort by, and specific vendor data options. After selecting desired search criteria, click on Submit Search to begin the search. Click on the clear button next to Submit Search to clear all selections. Click on the drop-down menu next to clear to specify the maximum number of displayed matches (i.e., all matches, 20 matches, etc.).
|Vendor ID||Returns search results for the 13-character vendor identification number
entered by the user.
example: 99999999999 or 9999999999900
|Vendor Number||Returns search results for the 5-character vendor file number entered by the user.
|Vendor Name||Returns search results for partial/complete vendor company name(s) entered by the user.
example: ABC Company
|Includes Inactive Vendors||Includes inactive vendor listings (noted in Italics) in search results
based on the user's entry for Vendor ID, Vendor Number, and/or Vendor Name
NOTE: By selecting .Show Inactive Vendors,. the search engine will
query ALL vendors based on data entered in the Vendor ID, Number, and/or Name
fields, plus any other criteria options entered below. Inactive vendor data
will appear in Italics in search results.
|Small Businesses only||Yes restricts search results to small businesses; No does not restrict search results to small businesses -- this is the default option.|
|Class Code||Restricts search results to vendors whose class code matches the
user-supplied number from the Commodity Book identifying the class of
commodity or service being searched/purchased.
example: class = 920; item= 11,14,...; ...leave item or district blank to select any
|Item||Restricts the search results to vendors whose item number matches the
user-supplied number from the Commodity Book identifying the item within
the class of commodity or service being searched/purchased.
example: item= 11,14,..
|District||Restricts the search results to vendors whose district number matches
the user-supplied Texas Highway District number from the Texas
Highway District Mapy District Map
example: district= 14,15,16,
|County||Restricts the search results to vendors whose county name matches the user-supplied Texas county name.|
|City||Restricts the search results to vendors whose city name matches the user-supplied city name.|
|Zip||Restricts the search results to vendors whose zip code matches the user-supplied zip code. Specify 5-digit zip codes like 78701 or 9-digit zip codes like 78701-1234.|
|All Vendors||Returns active CMBL or active HUB vendor listings.|
|CMBL only||Returns active CMBL vendor listings.|
|HUBs on CMBL||Returns listings of all active HUB vendors registered with CMBL.|
|HUBs not on CMBL||Returns listings of all active HUB vendors NOT registered with CMBL.|
|HUB Mentor Protege||Returns active HUB Mentor Protege vendor listings.|
|HUB Directory||Links to HUB Search page for HUB Category searches.|
|HUB Mentor Protege Agreement Listing||Links to HUB Mentor Protege agreements listing the sponsoring agency and vendors.|
|Excluded Parties List System Search||Links to the Excluded Parties List System to perform searches.
EPLS is the electronic version of the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs (Lists), which identifies those parties excluded throughout the U.S. Government (unless otherwise noted) from receiving Federal contracts or certain subcontracts and from certain types of Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits. The EPLS system must be checked prior to any award or contract renewal being made by State of Texas government entities.
|Detail List||Online results page containing active links to vendor detail pages, vendor URLs, email addresses, etc.|
|All Contact Information||Online results page containing vendor detail information.|
|User Defined Output||Online results page containing plain text vendor information for creating text files for use with other word processors, databases, etc. to create mailing labels, form letters, etc.|
|Name||Sorts the results alphabetically by vendor company name.|
|Vendor ID||Sorts the results numerically by vendor identification number.|
|City||Sorts the results alphabetically by city.|
|Zip||Sorts the results numerically by zip code.|
|Ethnicity/Gender||Sorts the results alphabetically by ethnic/gender codes - specifically for HUB vendor searches.|
|HUB Status||Sorts the results by HUB status codes - specifically for HUB vendor searches.|