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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is required to buy goods and services from contracts set up by authorized agencies if they meet TWC requirements. There are state set-aside contracts for various goods and services from Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (TIBH) and Texas Correctional Industries (TCI). This means TWC purchasers must check TIBH and TCI first to determine if the goods or services meet TWC requirements. When the needed goods or services are not available from TIBH or TCI and they are not information technology. The purchase must be made from a term contract set up by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA). If TWC needs to buy information technology products or services, then the purchase must be made from a contract set up by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

This is a partial list of the types of products and services purchased by TWC:

  • Hardware/software
  • Hardware/software maintenance
  • IT staff augmentation (contractors)
  • Facility maintenance/repairs
  • Office equipment
  • Office supplies
  • Recycled products
  • Security services
  • Temporary personnel services

Procurement Details & Resources

Find procurement details and resources below.

Vendor Communication: Vendor Communication Procedure

Vendor Liaison email address:

State agencies are required to buy all goods and services exceeding $10,000.00 and identified as information systems from contracts established by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

 If there is no DIR contract, or TWC receives an exemption to make the purchase, or a blanket exemption already exists for the needed goods or services. TWC must follow the Request for Offer (RFO) purchase method or the proper procurement method to complete the purchase of any information technology item.

State purchasers must choose vendors from the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) for purchases over $10,000. Therefore, TWC encourages businesses to register on the CMBL to receive invitations for bids.

With the exception of printing services, competitive bidding is not required if the total value of the contract is $10,000 or less. For Spot Purchases, an agency may supplement the CMBL vendors. Dividing purchases to avoid the competitive bidding requirement is explicitly prohibited. 

State agencies use the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) commodity codes to search for potential bidders on the CMBL. The NIGP Commodity Book is available on the CPA website.

Bid opportunities for commodities and services also are classified by class and item to allow additional searches by the commodity or services you want to provide. See the CPA’s NIGP Commodity Book for a commodity code listing by class or to search the alpha index.

Texas state agencies are required to post all bid opportunities anticipated to exceed $25,000, to the online Electronic State Business Daily at Comptroller of Public Accounts (formerly known as the Texas Marketplace). It is managed by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA).

You can browse all state agency bid procurement opportunities, or choose to view by agency. To find TWC postings, use the Agency list to select "TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION – 320," then click Go to get search results.

To view expenditures by all state agencies, see Texas Transparency: Where the Money Goes on the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ website.

View our open and past procurements on the Bonfire Procurement Portal.