Vendor Resources

Prospective vendors are encouraged to get acquainted with the State of Texas’ procurement processes and become suppliers to the state. The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) has developed the purchasing policies and procedures that comply with state statutes.

Procurement is a major activity for state government, and our staff understand the vendor's role and participation are crucial to the success of the statewide contracting program. The system is designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment of individuals and firms that participate in the procurement process, and provide opportunity for vendors and government work together serving our fellow Texans.

Vendor Information Center gives you the tools you need to do business with Texas. We’re here to help you succeed and guide you to resources that are designed to help your business flourish.

Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) - is used by state purchasing entities to develop a mailing list for vendors to receive bid opportunities based on class and items selected for the products or services which can be provided to districts specified for the State of Texas.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is a program that assists minority-and women-owned businesses tap into the state’s contracts and services.

Texas Multiple Award Schedule (TXMAS) is alternate purchasing method that has been developed from contracts awarded by the federal government or any other governmental entity of any state.

Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) is an online search engine that lists state contracts over $25,000.