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Contract Advisory Team

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Pursuant to Texas Gov't Code §2262.101, the Contract Advisory Team (CAT) is created to assist state agencies in improving contract management practices by:

  • Reviewing the solicitation of $10 Million contracts. Contracts defined in Texas Gov't Code §2262.001 as any contract having the monetary value of $10 million dollars must be submitted to CAT for review prior to posting.
  • Reviewing any findings or recommendations made by the state auditor, including compliance with the Contract Management Guide (CMG) findings.
  • Providing recommendations to TPASS regarding the development and updating of the Contract Management Guide.
  • Providing recommendations to TPASS regarding contract manager training.
  • Providing recommendations and assistance to state agency personnel on the entire contract management process;
  • Coordinates and consults with the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) on all contracts relating to major information resources projects; and
  • Performs risk assessments to determine the appropriate level of management and oversight of contracts by state agencies

CAT Members

Texas Gov't Code §2262.102 lists the following members for the CAT:

  • one member from the Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA);
  • one member from the Department of Information Resources (DIR);
  • one member from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC);
  • one member from the Office of the Governor;
  • one member from the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC);
  • one member from a small state agency

The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and the State Auditor's Office (SAO) serve as technical advisors to the CAT.

Contact Us

Please contact the CAT at 2262contractadvisoryteam@cpa.state.tx.us with any questions.

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