Procurement Opportunities

Our main focus is to improve and protect the health and well-being of Texans through effective health and human services and public health services. Each year, we award thousands of contracts for goods and services that are worth billions of dollars.

Learn more about Contracts Awarded at HHS.

Current HHS Opportunities

HHS Online Bid Room has more details on how you can submit a response to a solicitation online.

Are you a HUB or interested in becoming a HUB? Read about the Historically Underutilized Business Opportunities Program.

Looking for more information about grants? Read more about grants.

Future Opportunities, Intent to Award Notices and Delayed Procurements

Learn about anticipated procurements not yet listed on ESBD on the Procurement Forecast (PDF). The forecast also includes information about intent to award notices and delayed procurements.

Learn about construction and maintenance opportunities anticipated for FY 2024-2025 (PDF).

The following select opportunities are for high-profile pending procurements with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Medicaid Managed Care Procurement Timelines

STAR Health

Notice of Award: In accordance with 1 T.A.C. §391.219, HHSC issues a Notice of Award to Superior HealthPlan, Inc.

Start of Operations: Sept. 1, 2023

STAR+PLUS

Notice of Award: In accordance with 1 T.A.C. §391.219, HHSC issued a Notice of Award to the following Respondents:

  • United Healthcare Community Plan of Texas, LLC. – Bexar, Central Texas, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, Northeast Texas, Tarrant and Travis Service Areas
  • Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc. – Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Northeast Texas and Tarrant Service Areas
  • Superior HealthPlan, Inc. – Central Texas, Dallas, Hidalgo, Lubbock, Nueces, Travis and West Texas Service Areas
  • Amerigroup Insurance Company – Jefferson, Lubbock, Nueces and West Texas Service Areas
  • Community First Health Plans, Inc. – Bexar Service Area
  • El Paso Health – El Paso Service Area
  • Community Health Choice Texas, Inc. – Harris Service Area

Start of Operations: Sept. 1, 2024

STAR and CHIP

In accordance with 1 T.A.C. § 391.305, HHSC issues a Notice of Intent to Award for RFP No. HHS0011152 – STAR & CHIP Managed Care Services to the following Respondents:

  • Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc. – Harris, Hidalgo, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, Northeast and El Paso Service Areas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas – Hidalgo, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, Central Texas, Travis and El Paso Service Areas
  • Aetna Better Health of Texas Inc. – Harris, Hidalgo, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, Central Texas and Travis Service Areas
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, LLC – Harris, Hidalgo, Tarrant, Northeast, West Texas, Central Texas and Jefferson Service Areas
  • Amerigroup Insurance Company (Wellpoint Insurance Company) – Harris, Northeast, West Texas, Nueces, Jefferson and Lubbock Service Areas
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan – Travis Service Area
  • Superior HealthPlan, Inc. – West Texas, Nueces and Lubbock Service Areas
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc. – Nueces and Jefferson Service Areas
  • El Paso First Health Plans, Inc. – El Paso Service Area
  • Community Health Choice Texas, Inc. – Harris Service Area
  • Community First Health Plans, Inc. – Bexar Service Area
  • Scott and White Health Plan d/b/a Baylor Scott & White – Lubbock Service Area
  • Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc. – Dallas Service Area
     

Copies of Redacted Proposals and Supporting Materials 

Copies of Protests and Protest Responses

 

  • Anticipated Notice of Award: Q1 FY2025
  • Anticipated Start of Operations: Q1 FY2026

STAR Kids

  • RFP Posting: May 10, 2024
  • Anticipated Notice of Award: Q2 FY2026
  • Anticipated Start of Operations: Q2 FY2027

About Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS)

The Procurement and Contracting Services is a division of Texas Health and Human Services. Following is an overview of each procurement team and the types of procurements they manage.

Construction

The Construction team solicits primarily via the Request for Proposals method to procure services aimed at building new state hospitals and renovating old, outdated buildings. They may also assist with the procurement of extensive deferred maintenance. The Construction team supports the HHSC Maintenance & Construction (M&C) Program.

Goods

The Goods Team processes commodities, including IT commodities, and finished products procurements using Texas Correctional Industries, Texas Purchasing from People with Disabilities, WorkQuest, CPA Term Contracts, the federal government, and Texas Multiple Award Schedule Contracts, as required. The Goods Team also uses competitive procurement methods for goods, usually through the Invitation for Bid (IFB) process.

Grants

In contrast to the procurement of goods or services, grants are used to advance a public purpose through the creation or support of an activity. They are strategic investments in our state and its future, no different than investing in new schools, roads, or other infrastructure. Read more information about grants.

Health Services

Tier I handles the most complex procurements. These include large pharmaceutical delivery contracts and our state's managed care organization procurements. Dollar values for these procurements range from the hundred-millions to the tens-of-billions. Most often, this team solicits via the Request for Proposals method.

Tier II most often solicits via the Request for Proposals method. They also process professional services procurements that use the Request for Qualifications method. Dollar values for these procurements are quite large, but typically don't exceed $100M.

Tier III processes smaller, routine Requests for Proposals or Requests for Qualifications. These usually fall under $1M.

Historically Underutilized Business Program

The Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program Office provides customer service to the HHS procurement and contracting staff, HUB businesses, and prime contractors. Learn more about the HUB Business Program.

Services

The Services Team handles administrative and client-related purchases for HHSC, DSHS and DFPS. These include:

  • supporting clients living in state-operated facilities;
  • DFPS Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services clients;
  • health-related services for DSHS clients; and
  • state disaster related services.

The Services Team uses SPD Term Contracts and Set Aside Programs like Texas Correctional Industries, WorkQuest and TXMAS contracts. The Services Team also uses competitive procurement methods for services, usually through an Invitation for Bid (IFB) process. The IFB method is most appropriate when services are standardized or uniform, with price and meeting specifications being the most important considerations.

Need More Help?

If you have additional questions about procurements or the procurement process, contact Procurement and Contracting Services Customer Service.