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Procurement Information

Request for Proposals - RFP

Request for Proposals to Administer the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF)

  • 473-15-00317 - Notice

  • 473-15-00317 - Addendum 1

  • 473-15-00317 - Pre-Bid Conference Sign In Sheet

    The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to administer the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF). The purpose of the TUSF is to implement a competitively neutral mechanism that enables all Texas residents to obtain basic telecommunications services needed to communicate with other residents, businesses, and governmental entities. The Statement of Work (Attachment A) contains detailed information concerning the administrator's responsibilities.

    A Mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on March 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The conference is at the PUCT headquarters located in the William B. Travis Building at 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701 on the 8th floor at 8 Central. Teleconferencing will not be permitted.

    Please note: The PUCT will consider only the proposals of entities that attend the pre-bid conference.


The Purchasing Department of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) ensures that all purchases made comply with state law and the rules and regulations of the Comptroller of Public Accounts/Texas Procurement and Support Services (CPA/TPASS). Purchasing is a centralized function at the PUC. Division purchasing liaisons submit purchase requisitions to the purchasing department for budget approval and processing.

Purchaser, CTPM
Fiscal and Information Services

How Can I Do Business With the PUC?

The PUC does not maintain its own bidders list. We are required to solicit pricing only from the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL). If you are not a member, and are interested in obtaining information about the program, you can call CMBL Registration at 512-463-6363.

Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD)
Information on PUC and other available bid opportunities in Texas state government.

Payment Scheduling
State agencies must schedule vendor payments, and where appropriate, discounts for early payment.

Prompt Payment
When properly invoiced, state agencies must make prompt payment.

HUB Certification Information

The Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program is priority to the Public Utility Commission. The PUC actively encourages purchasing from, and contracting with, Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) to provide goods and services to support the agency's operations.