As an alternative purchasing method, the Statewide Procurement Division establishes 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 20 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.
Consulting services contracts are no longer offered as part of the Comptroller's TXMAS program and any state agency or local governmental entity currently utilizing such services under TXMAS must procure them in accordance with Government Code Chap. 2254.
All orders must be placed through TxSmartBuy and offline orders are not allowed.
Vendors with a current GSA Federal Supply Service Contract, or another competitively bid base contract, may apply to become a TXMAS Contractor by submitting a completed TXMAS Offer Packet.
Note: New TXMAS offer packets are currently being accepted through June 30, 2017. TXMAS will reopen for new offer packets on Sept. 1, 2017.
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