purchasing

State Use Reports

The new State Use Exception Reporting system is scheduled for launch Feb. 16. The current system will be unavailable after Feb. 15 to deploy the new system.

In 2015, Senate Bill 212 abolished the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and transferred oversight for the State Use Program from the Comptroller of Public Accounts to Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

State statute requires state agencies and other entities to purchase commodities or services available through the State Use Program from vendors in this program unless certain exceptions are met; any exceptions must be reported to the Comptroller and TWC, including cost paid and reason for a qualifying exception to purchasing from the program.

Exceptions:

  • When the product or service available through the set-aside program does not meet the reasonable requirement of the agency. This may include an inability to meet product specifications or to deliver the needed product within a certain period of time.
  • The inability to provide temporary services in certain regions of the state

The State Use Report is a legislatively mandated report and must be submitted by the 15th of each month for exceptions purchased in the previous month. A reminder will be sent electronically to the State Use Coordinators on the 1st working day of each month.

New State Use Exception Reporting System User Guide (PDF)

Login to State Use Reporting Portal

View previous State Use Reports

Please send all inquiries via email.