An officer or employee conducting official business of entities participating in Texas Smartbuy Membership program of the below classifications were given the option to use SPD negotiated travel contracts through the Texas Gov. Code §2171.055.
Entities classified as a Texas:
The above entities, by Statute, are the only entities outside of Texas State Agencies and universities eligible to participate in State of Texas travel services contracts.
Non Texas Smartbuy members are required to request and receive CO-OP membership to access the State Travel Contracts. Membership in the State CO-OP's is $100 per year and provides access to all SPD procurement contracts. Learn more about the Texas Smartbuy Membership, including how to join.
Existing eligible CO-OP members are able to access the State Travel Contracts at NO ADDITIONAL COST.
To use the travel contracts secured by the STMP, an entity will need to provide the 3 or 5-digit number that the travel suppliers require for participation. For CO-OP members, this is the 5-digit, alphanumeric, agency number assigned to the CO-OP member by the State of Texas CO-OP.
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.