Welcome to TxSmartBuy

Procurement Oversight & Delegation



The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) is pleased to announce the new Procurement Oversight & Delegation (POD) team, formally known as the Contract Advisory Team-Review and Delegation (CAT-RAD) team. The name has been changed to add clarity to the team's role in the contract review process. The CAT-RAD web application has also been renamed; it's now the Procurement Oversight & Delegation Portal.

As always, solicitations that must be submitted through the Procurement Oversight & Delegation portal include:

  • Solicitations associated with Major Information Resources Projects that require Quality Assurance Team review.
  • Solicitations and delegation of purchasing authority requests for contracts for services at a value of $100,000 or greater, including the attachment of any applicable proprietary justifications.
  • Solicitation documents and contract documents for contracts that have a value of at least $5 million or greater during the full term of the contract, including any renewal periods authorized under the contract.

View the Procurement Oversight & Delegation website>>



Additionally, we would like to remind our customers that fiscal-year end is around the corner. The POD team will not be able to grant any expedites for agencies running late on their end-of-year procurements. The volume of solicitations being received is too high at this time to accommodate such requests. Most agencies are making the same request, making it impossible to grant them all. Please plan accordingly for a 30-day review period. If incomplete solicitation packages are submitted, this may result in a longer review time or cancellation of your solicitation review.



Please contact the Procurement Oversight & Delegation team for questions or assistance at spd.oversight@cpa.texas.gov.

Stay Connected



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

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!



SPD News and Updates



Fiscal 2018 Year End

View the
Year End Open Market Requisition (OMR) Procedures>>

Effective July 1, 2018

The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) transitioned to Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) for Vaccines and Biologicals. The current contract 269-M1 expired June 30, 2018.

For contract and application information, please visit the 269-C1 Texas SmartBuy Contract Details page. Texas state agencies and Texas SmartBuy members are eligible for membership.

To place orders in the month of July and ensure no disruption of service, SPD needs to receive the agency’s or Texas SmartBuy member’s MMCAP application as soon as possible. MMCAP applications submitted to SPD by June 30, 2018, will confirm vaccine ordering in August 2018.

For more information regarding the MMCAP contract, please contact the Statewide Contract Management Office at 512-463-3034, Option 3, or by email at MMCAP.Texas@cpa.texas.gov.

New State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide

Statewide Procurement Division released the State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide. This guide is a complete rewrite of the State of Texas Procurement Manual and the State of Texas Contract Management Guide, which are merged into one document to provide a holistic approach to government procurement.

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



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

Procurement Oversight & Delegation



The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) is pleased to announce the new Procurement Oversight & Delegation (POD) team, formally known as the Contract Advisory Team-Review and Delegation (CAT-RAD) team. The name has been changed to add clarity to the team's role in the contract review process. The CAT-RAD web application has also been renamed; it's now the Procurement Oversight & Delegation Portal.

As always, solicitations that must be submitted through the Procurement Oversight & Delegation portal include:

  • Solicitations associated with Major Information Resources Projects that require Quality Assurance Team review.
  • Solicitations and delegation of purchasing authority requests for contracts for services at a value of $100,000 or greater, including the attachment of any applicable proprietary justifications.
  • Solicitation documents and contract documents for contracts that have a value of at least $5 million or greater during the full term of the contract, including any renewal periods authorized under the contract.

View the Procurement Oversight & Delegation website>>



Additionally, we would like to remind our customers that fiscal-year end is around the corner. The POD team will not be able to grant any expedites for agencies running late on their end-of-year procurements. The volume of solicitations being received is too high at this time to accommodate such requests. Most agencies are making the same request, making it impossible to grant them all. Please plan accordingly for a 30-day review period. If incomplete solicitation packages are submitted, this may result in a longer review time or cancellation of your solicitation review.



Please contact the Procurement Oversight & Delegation team for questions or assistance at spd.oversight@cpa.texas.gov.

Stay Connected



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

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!



SPD News and Updates



Fiscal 2018 Year End

View the
Year End Open Market Requisition (OMR) Procedures>>

Effective July 1, 2018

The Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) transitioned to Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) for Vaccines and Biologicals. The current contract 269-M1 expired June 30, 2018.

For contract and application information, please visit the 269-C1 Texas SmartBuy Contract Details page. Texas state agencies and Texas SmartBuy members are eligible for membership.

To place orders in the month of July and ensure no disruption of service, SPD needs to receive the agency’s or Texas SmartBuy member’s MMCAP application as soon as possible. MMCAP applications submitted to SPD by June 30, 2018, will confirm vaccine ordering in August 2018.

For more information regarding the MMCAP contract, please contact the Statewide Contract Management Office at 512-463-3034, Option 3, or by email at MMCAP.Texas@cpa.texas.gov.

New State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide

Statewide Procurement Division released the State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide. This guide is a complete rewrite of the State of Texas Procurement Manual and the State of Texas Contract Management Guide, which are merged into one document to provide a holistic approach to government procurement.

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



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.