How to Register as a Texas Vendor
Apply for CMBL or HUB
To register for the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to be a state vendor or to apply for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification, follow these steps and begin the process.
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.)
Please note: The CMBL annual registration fee is $70.00. Registration payment may be submitted online with a credit/debit card or check debit (US addresses only) or mailed.
Set up your MyCPA user account
Step 1: Create Profile
- Go to the Login screen and select the "First-time User? Sign up" button.
- Set up your own unique user ID, email address, name, telephone number and password.
- Please keep your information current – this helps the Comptroller’s office provide you with the best customer service.
Step 2: Select a security question and answer (required for "Forgot User ID" or "Forgot Password.")
Begin CMBL and/or HUB application process
On the eSystems Menu, select the “Apply for CMBL or HUB” link to access the application. You will need the following information to get started:
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the IRS is REQUIRED for registration.
- To obtain an EIN number, go to the IRS website or contact by phone at 800-829-4933. Foreign address vendors (addresses outside the continental USA including the states of Alaska and Hawaii) should contact IRS at 215-516-6999. The Comptroller's office takes a proactive approach in the prevention of identity theft and does not accept social security numbers for registration.
Your company business structure and ownership details.
The list of purchasing class and item codes closest to the actual product or service which can be provided. View class and item codes.
The relevant Texas highway district(s) where your products or services are available/deliverable.