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 other governmental entities.
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 governmental entity may negotiate a lower price for the goods or services offered on a TXMAS contract. A "best value" purchase must 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, Chapter 2254.
Purchase Orders must be placed through the TxSmartBuy.com on-line ordering system. Offline orders are not allowed.
Vendors with a current GSA Federal Supply Service Contract or local government entity contract, may download the Offer Packet E-Docs to initiate the review for a Contract.
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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