Bidding and Solicitations

The TTUHSC Purchasing Office located in Lubbock, has the responsibility for assisting departments to make the best value acquisition of quality materials and services in accordance with Texas procurement laws. To that end, it is essential that TTUHSC Shoppers become familiar with the general purchasing procedures at TTUHSC.

State purchasing processes differ based largely on the amount and specific type of expenditure. Dependent upon those elements, certain actions are required to maintain vendor fairness, inclusion, and diversification.

Remember it is the responsibility of TTUHSC Purchasing to lead solicitations of all types. However in the event a TTUHSC Shopper would like to perform informal solicitations independently, please ensure a proper understanding of the requirements and/or contact TTUHSC Purchasing for guidance.

How We Purchase:

Bid Limits

Small Procurements (Purchases $15,000 or less)

  • Purchase Order
  • Purchasing Card Program
  • Informal Request for Quotes (between $15,000 and $40,000)

Formal Solicitation Purchases (Purchases $40,000 or more)

  • Invitation for Bids (IFB)
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)

Established Contracts

Formal Competitive Solicitations:

TTUHSC utilizes the Techbid System for the posting and administration of sourcing events. Vendors are encouraged to take the time to register and participate using this online application:

Techbid Access

TTUHSC additionally utilizes the State of Texas Certified Master Bidders Listing (CMBL) to notify vendors of formal solicitations and the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) for public announcements.

CMBL Access

ESBD Access

SB20 Transparency Report