State agency purchasers should order contract items where available from the following sources in the order listed.
WorkQuest (formerly known as TIBH)
WorkQuest items are available for ordering through the TxSmartBuy Online Ordering System.
WorkQuest offers products, services and temporary personnel services to state and local government entities through statewide Community Rehabilitation Programs that employ Texans with disabilities.
Approved products and services are set aside from competitive bidding and thus satisfy competitive requirements per Texas statute.
Texas Correctional Industries (TCI)
TCI commodities are available for ordering through the TxSmartBuy Online Ordering System.
Per the Texas Prison Made Goods Act, TCI manufactures goods and provides services to state and local government agencies, public educational systems and other tax-supported entities. State agencies are required to purchase from TCI unless their purchasing needs meet available exceptions. Please refer to the contract terms and conditions.
TxSmartBuy Term Contracts
Index of competitively awarded term contracts with related terms and conditions, items, pricing and Contractors - purchased through the TxSmartBuy Online Ordering System.
"Green" Items on TxSmartBuy Term Contracts
TxSmartBuy term contracts items that are recycled, remanufactured or environmentally sensitive are available for purchase through the TxSmartBuy Online Ordering System.
Managed Term Contracts
Index of competitively awarded managed term contracts established for unique items for specific entities or distinct ordering processes. Customers will issue an internal purchase order.
Department of Information Resources (DIR) Information and Communications Technology Cooperative Contracts
Information Technology and Services hardware and software contracts competitively awarded by DIR.
State Travel Management Program Contracts
The State Travel Management Program (STMP) at the Comptroller's office ensures that state agencies use taxpayer dollars more efficiently by providing discounted travel services through vendor airline, car rental, hotel and travel agency contracts.
Emergency Contingency Contracts
Texas contracts used for contingency purposes as an emergency resource, under the provisions of Texas Government Code 418.043(2) to support the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Hurricane Preparedness Program or any other situation that requires mass emergency evacuation of Texas citizens.
Texas Multiple Award Schedules (TXMAS) Contracts
Texas contracts established as an alternative procurement method. These contracts are based upon active General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service or another state or local government entity, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 2155.
Council on Competitive Government (CCG) Contracts
CCG was abolished by the 85th Legislature, and effective Sept. 1, 2017, its contracts have been replaced by SPD or DIR statewide term contracts. The statewide print portal continues to be hosted by the Comptroller’s office.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.