Stretching Every Dollar with Smarter Spending
The State Purchasing teams award and manage hundreds of statewide contracts on behalf of more than 200 state agencies and 1,900 local government CO-OP members.
With a massive marketplace and billions of dollars in purchasing power, Texas offers abundant opportunities for vendors of a wide variety of goods and services, including minority- and women-owned businesses. Texas is focused on maximizing best value in purchasing through a continuous process of analysis and optimization that promises additional efficiencies and cost savings.
The Texas Procurement and Support Services Division (TPASS) provides an assortment of contract development and contract management operations and customer service that is core to state of Texas purchasing, including administering the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program and the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) and the TxSmartBuy on-line ordering system. In addition, TPASS Contract Development (TCD) processes hundreds of solicitations and awards for the statewide Term, Managed, TXMAS and open market contracts and TPASS Contract Management Office (TCMO) manages those contracts.
The Strategic Sourcing Division optimizes the use of taxpayer dollars by identifying savings opportunities, establishing enterprise contracts for commonly purchased goods and services and monitoring vendor performance.
State Purchasing Highlights
New TxSmartBuy Launches in June
The new TxSmartBuy system will launch Mon., June 2, 2014. To ensure all data is transferred to the new system, the current system will shut down 6 PM CT on Fri., May 23. View launch details »
Training and Certification
Find out more about the Training and Certification Update on Contract Management SB1681 and certification requirements.