The Comptroller’s Office awards contracts for research studies to eligible Texas public universities through a competitive procurement process. It issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or enters into inter-agency contracts (IACs) directly with eligible universities selected for award in accordance with Chapter 771 of the Texas Government Code.
The Comptroller’s Office may enter into IACs directly with eligible universities to conduct research studies on species of interest without the issuance of an RFP. In cases where an RFP is not utilized to select research projects, we will discuss specific research needs in coordination with species-specific working groups and program partners including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.