The Texas SmartBuy Membership Program is the new name for the State of Texas Cooperative (CO-OP) Purchasing Program, the proven Texas trusted purchasing partner for local government and assistance organization buyers since 1979.
Since 1979, legislation extended access to these state contracts to local governments and state funded assistance organizations as a purchasing service from the Comptroller. A Texas SmartBuy Membership harnesses the state’s purchasing power and puts it to work for you.
Texas SmartBuy Members are provided access to purchase from a wide variety of state term contracts, TXMAS contracts, purchase card and travel contracts for qualified entities — all leveraged by the buying power of the state of Texas. Feel secure knowing all Texas contracts meet state legal obligations and are awarded in accordance with state purchasing statutes and competitive bidding requirements.
The Texas Comptroller’s office operates the Texas SmartBuy online ordering system. Vendors’ goods and services are available by category, product, price and contract, viewable to the public and are available to purchase only by members. With our eprocurement system, you can search, compare and purchase state contracted items all online any time day or night and locate your best value procurement. The system will automatically generate a purchase order to both you the purchaser and to the vendor saving you time. Purchasers have the ability to create favorite orders, wish lists, use multiple carts and track or change orders online.
The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) manages and monitors hundreds of state contracts to ensure compliance, and provides training for state and local government purchasers and contract managers. To learn more about certification training, or to receive Texas SmartBuy specific training, please contact us.
Start here to confirm your membership status, access the Texas SmartBuy ordering system, and view Texas SmartBuy items available for purchase.
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.