State of Texas Contracts
Purchasers at Texas state agencies are required to purchase from the following contract sources if contract items meet their specifications. Local governmental entities may use the following contract sources; some contract sources require local governments to be active State of Texas CO-OP members.
To comply with legal statutes, administrative rules and audit procedures, purchasers should determine the correct procurement method and contract source as documented in the Procurement Manual.
Contract Source Descriptions
State agency purchasers should order contract items where available from the following sources in the order listed.
Competitively bid contracts designed to reengineer state and local government services to maximize operational efficiencies, including mail services, fuel card, print shop, GIS and more.
TIBH Industries Catalog
TIBH offers products, services and temporary services to state and local government entities through 150 statewide Community Rehabilitation Programs that employ Texans with disabilities.
Approved products and services are set aside from competitive bidding and thus satisfy competitive requirements per Texas statute.
Texas Correctional Industries (TCI) Website
Per the Texas Prison Made Goods Act, TCI manufactures goods and provides services to state and local government agencies, public educational systems and other tax-supported entities. State agencies are required to purchase from TCI unless their purchasing needs meet available exceptions — see contract terms and conditions.
Index of competitively awarded term contracts with related terms and conditions, items, pricing and awarded vendors — purchased through the TxSmartBuy Ordering System.
"Green" Items on TxSmartBuy Term Contract
TxSmartBuy term contracts items that are recycled, remanufactured or environmentally sensitive available for purchase through the TxSmartBuy Ordering System.
Index of competitively awarded managed term contracts established for unique items for specific entities or distinct ordering processes. Includes several Strategic Sourcing and CCG contracts.
Information Technology and Services hardware and software contracts competitively awarded by the Department of Information Resources.
The State Travel Management Program (STMP) at the Comptroller's office ensures that state agencies use taxpayer dollars more efficiently by helping them manage their travel expenditures by providing discounted travel services through vendor airline, car rental, hotel and travel agency contracts and monitoring state travel activity.
Texas contracts used for contingency purposes as an emergency resource, under the provisions of Texas Government Code 418.043(2) to support the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Hurricane Preparedness Program or any other situation that requires mass emergency evacuation of Texas citizens.
Texas contracts set up for state agency and CO-OP member use that were originally awarded by General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service or another state government entity, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 2155.