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Doing Business with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The following purchasing information from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is designed to assist you in better understanding our agency's purchasing needs and requirements. It should also serve as a business tool to help you successfully market your company to our agency and to increase the level of Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) participation. This information is based on the two most frequently asked questions by commodity and service providers.

What commodities and services does your agency purchase?
Who has the ability to make these purchases?

To answer these questions, it is first necessary to understand the primary purpose of our agency. Our mission is:

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

To ensure that we succeed in this mission, it is necessary that we acquire a large variety of commodities and services. We purchase a wide variety commodities ranging from plumbing supplies to all-terrain vehicles and services ranging from vehicle maintenance to professional design. Depending on the dollar amount of the purchase, commodities and services may be procured by the location, division, or agency purchasing department.

In order to develop a higher level of HUB participation at TPWD, we are commited to increasing awareness of the state’s HUB program and to providing procurement and contracting opportunities for minority and woman-owned businesses.

In accordance with 34 TAC §20.13, TPWD shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services), and commodities purchases. This good faith effort will be made in accordance with the following statewide HUB goals:

• 11.2% for heavy construction other than building contracts;
• 21.1% for all building construction, including general contractors and operative builders contracts;
• 32.9% for all special trade construction contracts;
• 23.7% for professional services contracts;
• 26% for all other services contracts; and
• 21.1% for commodities contracts.

In addition, TPWD shall establish agency-specific HUB goals for each previous procurement category.
Only through increased awareness of the state HUB program and your participation in our procurement process can these goals be achieved.


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