- Texas Government Code, 2155.263-270 - statutes that govern the program
- Texas Administrative Code, Title 34, Part 1, Chapter 113, Subchapter C, Rule 20.34 - rule that governs the program
Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL)
Register as a State of Texas Vendor to Receive Bid Opportunities Now
The CMBL is a master database used by State of Texas purchasing entities to develop a mailing list for vendors to receive bids based on the products or services they can provide to the State of Texas.
Manufacturers, suppliers, and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies, and services to the state should register for the CMBL to receive bidding opportunities.
Note: In consideration of a contract award, vendors must be in good standing with the state, and if applicable, their franchise tax account status must be “ACTIVE.” (Review FAQs, the list of taxable entities, including Texas Franchise Tax Forms, and to confirm whether your business entity is subject to the franchise tax.)
The CMBL annual registration fee is $70.00 and may be paid on-line by credit/debit card or check debit (US addresses only) or via a printable application.
Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) Bid Notification
The Comptroller of Public Accounts, as well as other purchasing entities, is moving toward electronic notification for solicitations. We strongly suggest that an active, accurate and current email address is maintained on your company's CMBL profile to ensure receipt of bid opportunities.
Before contacting the CMBL Help Desk, please review CMBL Frequently Asked Questions.
Texas Procurement and Support Services
P.O. Box 13186
1711 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78711
CMBL Help Desk: 512-463-3459
Purchasing Customer Service: 512-463-3034