Welcome to TxSmartBuy

ESBD & CAT-RAD Applications



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The new ESBD and CAT-RAD applications are online!



Agency superusers will need to create accounts for all users that would like to have access to CAT-RAD and ESBD systems. Access can be tailored to non-purchasers (those who should not have access to Texas SmartBuy).



ESBD Update: For state agencies that need to post awards not associated with a solicitation in the ESBD, we are developing an Excel file for data entry and upload as an interim solution. Stay tuned for more information.



Preliminary questions for posting to the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) must be answered truthfully. Purposefully entering inaccurate information to bypass the review process in the CATRAD portal will result in your solicitation being pulled down from the ESBD without advance notification. Completed CAT, QAT, or CATRAD review or submission of your agency’s statutory exemption to the CATRAD team is required to post a solicitation to the ESBD.




CAT-RAD Update: Currently, all agencies and universities are routed to the CAT-RAD application for service contracts valued at $100,000 or more, even if that agency has an exemption. Please contact the CAT-RAD team and provide the statutory citation for your exemption to post your solicitation to ESBD without CAT-RAD or CAT review.

NEW to CAT-RAD: Solicitations associated with Major Information Resources projects that require Quality Assurance Team review must be submitted through the CAT-RAD Portal.

To sign up for training on the new systems, visit our training registration site.

View the user manuals for the new ESBD and the new CAT-RAD applications.

Please contact the SPD Outreach Team with any questions at spd.outreach@cpa.texas.gov or 512-463-3034 Option 1. 

Statewide Procurement News



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Sign up for SPD procurement updates via the Procurement email list!



View Procurement News History (Including SPD Contract Updates)

Disaster Recovery Purchases



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided rules and guidance relating to federal disaster assistance. Customers must determine whether their purchases meet the requirements imposed based on their source of funding. The Comptroller’s office may provide information about the base contract, TXMAS terms and conditions, and contracting process to inform that determination. The Comptroller’s office cannot advise whether a particular purchase will be allowable under the terms of a particular grant or other agreement. Any determination that a cost is not allowable will be made by FEMA or other appropriate federal entity.



Vendors: Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL)



Vendors, increase your business awareness potential by registering with the state's Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL).

This is the first step to display your business information to our state agencies, local governments and other cooperative purchasing partners. Opportunities are out there!



New: Texas SmartBuy Highway Materials Calculator



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SPD has introduced a new way to compare highway material prices with the Texas SmartBuy Highway Materials Rate Calculator.

This new calculator feature helps users determine best value by comparing vendor's material and delivery costs together. Customers can locate the lowest priced contractor based on a combination of material and delivery costs to a specific location or for pickup. Google mapping is integrated into the system so customers can select destinations by address, or latitude/longitude coordinates and determine the most accurate delivery distances without leaving Texas SmartBuy.

 Download the Highway Materials Calculator User Guide (PDF).

4 new regional contracts for road and highway asphaltic and non-asphaltic building materials are now available and were developed by the Comptroller's Statewide Procurement Division (SPD). These contracts use the purchasing regions from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), consistent with the previous highway materials contract. The contract numbers and terms are listed below.

748-S1: South: Dec. 8, 2017, through June 30, 2018

748-W1: West: Dec. 8, 2017, through September 30, 2018

748-N1: North: Dec. 8, 2017, through Dec. 6 2018

748-E1: East: Dec. 8, 2017, through March 7, 2019

Moving forward, SPD will issue solicitations and award subsequent regional contracts on a rotating basis throughout the year.



Cooperative Purchasing with a Texas SmartBuy Membership



TSBM folder logo and background, motto

We have a new name and look!



The State of Texas Cooperative Purchasing Program for local governments is now called the Texas SmartBuy Membership Program.



Gain access to State of Texas contracts and resources by
becoming a member today! Ensure compliance with State of Texas competitive bidding requirements and put the state's multi-billion dollar purchasing power to work for you.



To learn more about the Texas SmartBuy Membership, search
eligibility requirements and our active member list or speak to a live representative today by using the contact information below.

Members@cpa.texas.gov

512-463-3368



Texas SmartBuy. Your Best Value Marketplace.



Texas SmartBuy. Your Best Value Marketplace.

Texas SmartBuy is the State of Texas best value marketplace for non-IT goods and services. As the state's central eProcurement system, state agencies and local governments utilize this site for hundreds of competitively bid and awarded state contracts with over 1.5 million items available.

Need assistance with your online purchase order or finding items available for purchase? We're here to help you! Contact the Texas SmartBuy Help Desk at txsmartbuy@cpa.texas.gov or call toll free at 1-888-479-7602. Find user guides on our Help Page.

Ordering tips:



-Use Google Chrome as your web browser.

-Clear your browser history often.

-Don't use bookmarks, our sites update frequently.



Welcome to TxSmartBuy

ESBD & CAT-RAD Applications



ESBD screen shot

The new ESBD and CAT-RAD applications are online!



Agency superusers will need to create accounts for all users that would like to have access to CAT-RAD and ESBD systems. Access can be tailored to non-purchasers (those who should not have access to Texas SmartBuy).



ESBD Update: For state agencies that need to post awards not associated with a solicitation in the ESBD, we are developing an Excel file for data entry and upload as an interim solution. Stay tuned for more information.



Preliminary questions for posting to the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) must be answered truthfully. Purposefully entering inaccurate information to bypass the review process in the CATRAD portal will result in your solicitation being pulled down from the ESBD without advance notification. Completed CAT, QAT, or CATRAD review or submission of your agency’s statutory exemption to the CATRAD team is required to post a solicitation to the ESBD.




CAT-RAD Update: Currently, all agencies and universities are routed to the CAT-RAD application for service contracts valued at $100,000 or more, even if that agency has an exemption. Please contact the CAT-RAD team and provide the statutory citation for your exemption to post your solicitation to ESBD without CAT-RAD or CAT review.

NEW to CAT-RAD: Solicitations associated with Major Information Resources projects that require Quality Assurance Team review must be submitted through the CAT-RAD Portal.

To sign up for training on the new systems, visit our training registration site.

View the user manuals for the new ESBD and the new CAT-RAD applications.

Please contact the SPD Outreach Team with any questions at spd.outreach@cpa.texas.gov or 512-463-3034 Option 1. 

Statewide Procurement News



TSBM folder logo and background, motto

Sign up for SPD procurement updates via the Procurement email list!



View Procurement News History (Including SPD Contract Updates)

Disaster Recovery Purchases



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided rules and guidance relating to federal disaster assistance. Customers must determine whether their purchases meet the requirements imposed based on their source of funding. The Comptroller’s office may provide information about the base contract, TXMAS terms and conditions, and contracting process to inform that determination. The Comptroller’s office cannot advise whether a particular purchase will be allowable under the terms of a particular grant or other agreement. Any determination that a cost is not allowable will be made by FEMA or other appropriate federal entity.



Vendors: Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL)



Vendors, increase your business awareness potential by registering with the state's Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL).

This is the first step to display your business information to our state agencies, local governments and other cooperative purchasing partners. Opportunities are out there!



New: Texas SmartBuy Highway Materials Calculator



comptroller seal blue and gray

SPD has introduced a new way to compare highway material prices with the Texas SmartBuy Highway Materials Rate Calculator.

This new calculator feature helps users determine best value by comparing vendor's material and delivery costs together. Customers can locate the lowest priced contractor based on a combination of material and delivery costs to a specific location or for pickup. Google mapping is integrated into the system so customers can select destinations by address, or latitude/longitude coordinates and determine the most accurate delivery distances without leaving Texas SmartBuy.

 Download the Highway Materials Calculator User Guide (PDF).

4 new regional contracts for road and highway asphaltic and non-asphaltic building materials are now available and were developed by the Comptroller's Statewide Procurement Division (SPD). These contracts use the purchasing regions from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), consistent with the previous highway materials contract. The contract numbers and terms are listed below.

748-S1: South: Dec. 8, 2017, through June 30, 2018

748-W1: West: Dec. 8, 2017, through September 30, 2018

748-N1: North: Dec. 8, 2017, through Dec. 6 2018

748-E1: East: Dec. 8, 2017, through March 7, 2019

Moving forward, SPD will issue solicitations and award subsequent regional contracts on a rotating basis throughout the year.



Cooperative Purchasing with a Texas SmartBuy Membership



TSBM folder logo and background, motto

We have a new name and look!



The State of Texas Cooperative Purchasing Program for local governments is now called the Texas SmartBuy Membership Program.



Gain access to State of Texas contracts and resources by
becoming a member today! Ensure compliance with State of Texas competitive bidding requirements and put the state's multi-billion dollar purchasing power to work for you.



To learn more about the Texas SmartBuy Membership, search
eligibility requirements and our active member list or speak to a live representative today by using the contact information below.

Members@cpa.texas.gov

512-463-3368



Texas SmartBuy. Your Best Value Marketplace.



Texas SmartBuy. Your Best Value Marketplace.

Texas SmartBuy is the State of Texas best value marketplace for non-IT goods and services. As the state's central eProcurement system, state agencies and local governments utilize this site for hundreds of competitively bid and awarded state contracts with over 1.5 million items available.

Need assistance with your online purchase order or finding items available for purchase? We're here to help you! Contact the Texas SmartBuy Help Desk at txsmartbuy@cpa.texas.gov or call toll free at 1-888-479-7602. Find user guides on our Help Page.

Ordering tips:



-Use Google Chrome as your web browser.

-Clear your browser history often.

-Don't use bookmarks, our sites update frequently.