Doing Business with HHS
We’re dedicated to delivering the best services possible to qualified Texans – but we can’t do it alone. By contracting with businesses, critical services are performed including processing payments for food purchases, providing medical and long-term care, and running day care centers.
Annually, HHS awards more than $60 billion in contracts for goods and services. Contracts run the gamut from computer support to janitorial services to direct client services. HHS also ensures that women- and minority-owned businesses are included in the contracting process.
Grants provide funding opportunities that allow HHS program areas and contracted providers to pursue new projects and carry out program services and supports that are aligned with the agency's mission and goals.
Through licensing and regulation activities, HHS ensures that individuals and organizations that provide services to our clients are prepared to follow state and federal regulations and continue to do so.
The state relies on many professionals to ensure that people living in long-term care facilities or getting services in their home are cared for with dignity and respect. Credentialing makes sure these workers not only meet the minimum standards to work in the state, but keep their skills current.
HHS manages more than 700 different programs that provide services to eligible Texans. These portals have the information that contracted service providers need to do business with us in 1 convenient location.
Texas Health and Human Services contracted providers are obligated to report certain types of incidents to the state for further investigation or to protect public health.
HHS has about 108,500 contracts worth about $60.2 billion in associated spending. The resources below are designed to provide assistance to organizations that already are contracting with HHS.
Texas Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. In Texas, the contract is administered by the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership.