How to do Business with the State Government in Texas

Published: April 10, 2018

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Government Contracting with the Lone Star State

Companies looking to secure contracts in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace can maximize their sales by diversifying their portfolio to include the pursuit of state government contracts.

As one of the most economically important states in the country, Texas spends billions each year on contracts. In 2016 alone the state government spent more than $114 billion with over 15,000 bids and RFPs issued and more than 32,000 contracts awarded in areas such as health and human services, education, transportation and public safety. Companies can break into sales to the Texas state government, or grow their current success, by accessing a treasure trove of opportunities and developing relationships with public sector clients in the Lone Star State.

With this guide, companies can learn how to grow their state government sales or pursue their first government contract with the state of Texas.

Request this free guide to:

  • Get information on Texas’ purchasing landscape and initiatives
  • Learn how to register for the Texas Comptroller’s Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL)
  • Discover how to search for bidding opportunities in Texas’ Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD)
  • Gain useful information around TXMAS, Texas’ Multiple Award Schedules program
  • Understand how Texas defines small business and diversity contract set-aside qualifications and requirements, including details on Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) rules
  • Receive a list of Texas’ contracting acronyms like CMBL, ESBD and TXMAS
  • Locate Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) throughout the Lone Star State

Table of Contents

  • Introduction & Overview (pp. 2-3)
  • Registering with Texas as a Vendor and E-Procure (p. 4)
  • Texas' Multiple Awards Schedule and GSA (p. 5)
  • Texas' Small Business Eligibility Requirements (pp. 6-8)
  • Additional Resources (pp. 9-12)
  • Useful Links (p. 13)