The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts’ (CPA) Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) is the central authority for state agency procurement guidance, education, and statewide contract development services.
The GLO Procurement Division functions as the contact between SPD, the vendor, and other GLO staff. All purchases must be coordinated through the Procurement Division.
The State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide, published by SPD, provides a framework for navigating the complexities of Texas procurement law and offers practical, step-by-step guidance to ensure agencies acquire goods and services in an effective and efficient manner, in compliance with the law. GLO procurement professionals utilize this document in conjunction with the GLO Procurement Policy to conduct all procurements.
The State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide, Version 2.1 incorporates recent procurement-related legislation from the 87th Legislative Session.
Vendor Registration (CMBL)
Manufacturers, suppliers, and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies, and services to the GLO should register for the State of Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to receive bidding opportunities. The CMBL, maintained by SPD, is an online directory of vendors registered to receive bidding opportunities from State of Texas purchasing entities.
As part of the registration process, vendors provide their contact information and identify the goods and services they offer by NIGP Class/Item codes. The annual registration fee for the CMBL is currently $70. A vendor is not required to be registered on the CMBL to conduct business with state agencies.
We strongly suggest that an active, accurate and current email address is maintained on your company's CMBL profile to ensure bid opportunities are received timely.
Current Procurement Opportunities (ESBD)
The GLO posts all solicitations exceeding $25,000 in contract value to the state’s Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) website. The GLO sends email notifications to all vendors registered on the CMBL under the relevant NIGP Class/Item codes when a solicitation is posted; however, CMBL registration is not required for an entity to view and respond to solicitations posted to the ESBD.
To view current GLO solicitations, visit the ESBD Search Page, select “Posted” from the Status drop-down menu, and type 305 in the Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number field.
To view awarded GLO solicitations, visit the ESBD Search Page, select “Awarded” from the Status drop-down menu, and type 305 in the Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number field. Awards are posted to the ESBD after the contract(s) associated with the solicitation is/are fully executed. Executed contracts are posted to the GLO’s Texas Senate Bill 20 Expenditure Disclosure website.
Upcoming Procurement Opportunities
Please note that this list may not be all-inclusive. Anticipated post and contract award dates are tentative, non-binding, and remain subject to change at the agency’s discretion.
Estimated Date to Post to ESBD
Estimated Date of Contract Award
|RFP X0027713-LP||Coastal Deconstruction and Submerged Reef-Building Services, Old Queen Isabella Causeway, Cameron County, Texas||January 2023||May 2023|
|RFP X0027855-SB||Management and Operations of the Texas State Veterans Home in Fort Worth, Texas||January 2023||May 2023|
|RFP X0028089-SB||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Warehouse, Storage, and Installation Services||January 2023||March 2023|
|RFQ X0028075-RS||Builders Pre-Positioned Residential Construction and Repair Services||January 2023||April 2023|
|RFQ X0028079-RS||Pre-Positioned Contracts for Monitoring and Quality Assurance Services||January 2023||April 2023|
|RFQ X0028074-RS||Pre-Positioned Contracts for Program Implementation and General Services||January 2023||May 2023|
|RFQ X0028076-JW||Pre-Positioned Contract for Recreational Vehicle Services||January 2023||April 2023|
|RFQ X0028073-SJ||Pre-Positioned Contract for Engineering Services||January 2023||April 2023|
|RFQ X0028078-SJ||Pre-Positioned Contract for Manufactured Housing Unit Services and Maintenance||January 2023||April 2023|
|RFQ X0027857-SK||Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity Complex and Non- Complex Professional Real Estate Appraisal Services for the Permanent School Fund (multiple awards)||April 2023||August 2023|
|TBD||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Furniture (Office, Patio, Resident Rooms, Living/Dining Rooms)||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|TBD||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Artwork and Decor||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|TBD||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Window Treatments, Shower and Privacy Curtains||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|TBD||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Medical Equipment||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|TBD||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Storage and Accessories||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|TBD||Fort Worth Texas State Veterans Home Signage||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|RFQ X0028071-JW||Pre-Positioned Contract for Financial Services||December 2022||April 2023|
|RFP X0025874-SJ||Alternative Housing Study Phase 2 RFP||TBD||TBD|