Senate Bill (SB) 20, enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature, became effective on September 1, 2015. SB 20 requires state agencies to post on their websites certain contracts entered into with private vendors for goods or services. In compliance with SB 20, the following is provided below.
PROCUREMENT AND BID OPPORTUNITIES
To find out more about procurement opportunities with the Texas Medical Board (TMB), see the state’s Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) Section of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The link is: http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp.
Government Code Section 2054.126(d) requires posting of Active Contract with a value greater than $100,000. In addition, Government Code 2261.253 requires TMB to post certain information for active contracts. TMB post all contracts that require reporting to the Legislative Budge Board (LBB).
The current active contracts are shown below:
Ken Owen & Associates, L.P., Court Reporting Services, $125,000.00
Garza/Gonzalez & Associates, Internal Audit Services, $26,300.00
State Agency Procurement & Contract Management
TMB is required to post a contract management guide that establishes consistent contracting policies and practices to be followed by the agency that is consistent with the Comptroller’s Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide. TMB’s Procurement and Contract Management Guide is posted pursuant to Government Code Section 2261.256.
In accordance with state law, the TMB seeks competition before awarding contracts. In addition, state law provides that state agencies may enter into certain contracts under programs where the competitive bid process takes place at the state level, rather than the agency level, to promote efficiency in contracting and to take advantage of the state’s purchasing power. Procurements with a value of less than $5,000 do not require competitive bidding.
Current ESBD Postings
Terms & Conditions
The TMB Terms & Conditions (T&Cs) apply to all purchase orders and take precedent over all other agreements unless otherwise noted on purchase order and/or contracts.
Historically Underutilized Businesses and Mentor-Protégé Program
The TMB Procurement section participates in the following programs: