Purchasing Resources


Buyboard: Association of School Boards, endorsed by the Texas Municipal League (TML) and the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) covering a wide range of products and services.

Centralized Master Bidding List: Used to find potential vendors, both HUB and non-HUB, to receive bids based on the products or services they can provide to the State of Texas.

Department of Information Resources (DIR): State negotiated contracts for technology solutions.

Education and Institutional Cooperative Service (E&I): Co-op buying group for the Higher Education covering a wide range of products and services.

Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD): State and Local Government bids on commodities over $25,000 and services over $100,000. State agencies and CO-OP members post bids and award notices.

HUB Directory:  The statewide HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state's procurement process to minority and woman- owned businesses.

State Term Contracts (TBPC): Term contracts set up through the State of Texas.

Texas Correctional Industries (TCI):
Is available for purchases that are not subject to bidding or price comparisons.

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS): TIPS is available for use by all public and private schools, Colleges, Universities, Cities, Counties, and other government entities in the state of Texas.

The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN): Available for use by all the public and private schools, Colleges, Universities, Cities, Counties, and other government entities in the state of Texas.

TIBH Industries State Use Program: Texas State Use Program was implemented by TIBH to increase employment and wages, and enhance the lives of Texans with Disabilities.

Texas Procurement & Support Services (TPASS): State Purchasing Website.  including (TXMAS)

US Communites Government Purchasing Alliance: U.S. Communities is a nationwide strategic sourcing program designed by public purchasing professionals for use by government agencies and public-benefit non profits throughout the country.

Houston-Galveston Area Council:  As a unit of local government, HGAC Buy strives to make the governmental procurement process more efficient by establishing competitively priced contracts for goods and services, and providing the customer service necessary to help its members achieve their procurement goals.

Vendor Hold Search:  must be conducted before making a purchase card transaction valued at over $500.  To conduct the search, enter the name of the individual or business and search.  Only vendors who are on hold will be returned.  If the return is a blank screen the vendor is not on hold.