Please refer to the information below to learn about doing business with Texas State Technical College. TSTC awards contracts through the formal competitive process (IFBs/RFPs), and through the informal process (bids/quotes) or through the utilization of purchasing cooperative contracts (DIR, BuyBoard, TIPS, etc.).
Tips for Doing Business with TSTC
General Purchasing Thresholds*
Less than $5,000
Delegated purchase limit; competitive bids not required**
$5,000 - $25,000
Requires three informal bids, two of which must be from be HUBs
Requires three formal bids, two of which must be from HUBs.
*Other limits may apply depending on the product or service or dollar threshold.
**Competitive bids may be requested for purchases between $2,000 and $4,999 at the discretion of the Buyer.
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2161, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is,
committed to making a good faith effort in contracting with and assisting Historically Underutilized Businesses
(HUBs). TSTC ensures a competitive procurement process that provides fair and equal access to all business.
We will maximize opportunities for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) ﬁrms to supply materials supplies, equipment, and services needed to support the mission and the administrative and logistical operations
of the college. For more information and to apply for HUB certification,
For more detailed information or if you have any questions about TSTC’s procurement policies, please
contact any of the Procurement Offices listed above.