The Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) has established, as an alternative purchasing method, the use of Texas multiple award schedule (TXMAS) contracts that have been developed from contracts awarded by the federal government or any other governmental entity of any state.
As the responsible federal entity, the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service awards Federal Supply Schedule contracts by competitive procurement procedures for more than 50 schedules that cover multiple commodities and services. The prices reflected on GSA schedule contracts are the most favored customer (MFC) prices and the maximum price allowable.
TXMAS contracts take advantage of the MFC pricing and under certain circumstances, an agency or local government entity, may negotiate a lower price for the goods or services offered on a schedule contract. A "best value" purchase can be made by following the TXMAS purchasing procedures.
For State Agencies and Qualified State of Texas CO-OP Purchasing Entities
- TXMAS Purchasing Procedures (PDF)
- All orders must be placed through TxSmartBuy and offline orders are not allowed.
Setting up a TXMAS Contract:
Vendors with a current GSA Federal Supply Service Contract may download the offer packet documents to initiate contract set-up.
Who Purchases from TXMAS Contracts:
For more information, please email TXMAS, call 512-463-3421 or 512-463-8839, or fax to 512-475-0708.