Handbook of Business Procedures
7.11.1. VENDOR GUIDELINES FOR DOING BUSINESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Vendors that want to do business with The University of Texas at Austin must follow these guidelines to accept purchase orders and receive payment from the university.
A. Vendor Setup
When a university department decides to use a vendor, the department will work with the Office of Accounting to set up the vendor in the university’s financial system.
B. Registration with the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL)
The University of Texas at Austin does not maintain an official bid list, and vendors do not have to register with any entity in order to place a bid or do business with the university. However, the university uses the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to search for vendors. The CMBL is maintained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Vendors can find out how to be added to the CMBL by visiting the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Web page. The bidders file is continually updated, and new prospective bidders are added whenever possible in order to maximize competition in the marketplace.