Texas

Bobby PoundsState Chief Procurement Officer (512) 463-4941Procurement Contracting
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Statewide Procurement DivisionPO Box 13186,
Austin, Texas,
78711, United States

Vendor Guide or Registration Website:

Does state charge a vendor registration fee?

  • Yes, $70 annually

Vendors must define commodities by using:

  • NIGP Commodity Code

Centralized procurement office handles:

  • Non-technology goods
  • Non-technology services

Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:

  • Reciprocal preference
  • Service-disabled veteran owned business
  • Correctional industries
  • "Buy American"
  • Preference for products grown or produced in the state
  • Other: A respondent may claim preference under 34 Texas Administrative Code §20.38 or Chapter 2155, Subchapter H, Texas Government Code for the items checked off and the following: Texas Vegetation Native to the Region; Products of persons with mental or physical disabilities (TiBH); Products made of recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive materials including recycled steel; Energy Efficient Products; Rubberized asphalt paving material; Recycled motor oil and lubricants; Products produced at facilities located on formerly contaminated property; Products and services from economically depressed or blighted areas; Vendors that meet or exceed air quality standards; Recycled or Reused Computer Equipment of Other Manufacturers; Foods of Higher Nutritional Value; Commercial production company or advertising agency located in Texas

State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:

  • Legislative Branch
  • Universities
Director Biography
Bobby Pounds was appointed Director of the Texas Comptroller’s Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) and State Chief Procurement Officer in May 2020. He has almost 29 years of experience in state government, including previous work in compliance with the Texas Education Agency and subsequently as a program administrator in Operations and Contract Management with the Texas Workforce Commission. He came to SPD in 2008 as the manager of the Contract Management Office and was promoted to SPD Assistant Director in April 2014. As Director, Bobby oversees the operations of Statewide Procurement and Contract Management, Procurement Policy and Outreach, Training and Certification, the statewide HUB program, Data Management & Analytics, the Texas SmartBuy Membership program, and statewide Fleet, Travel and Mail Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) and Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM). He has provided a number of speeches, trainings and Q&A sessions regarding statewide procurement to his customer agencies and enjoys interactive communication with both internal and external customers. As Director, he maintains a focus on collaboration, transparency, excellent customer service and acquiring and retaining exceptional procurement talent.
Senior Staff
STATEWIDE PROCUREMENT DIVISION

Gerard MacCrossan
Data Management, Analytics & Technology Manager
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Tosca McCormick
Manager, Training and Policy Management
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Yvette Marietta
Manager, Statewide Contract Development & Contract Management
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Nicklaus Watson
Manager, Statewide Mail, Travel & Fleet Operations
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Maya Ingram
Manager, Statewide Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES

Hershel Becker
Chief Procurement Officer
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