Contracting with HHS

Annually, Texas Health and Human Services awards thousands of contracts for goods and services that are worth billions of dollars. 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.

HHS posts all notifications of new Request for Proposal/solicitation releases, Requests for Application, Open Enrollments, related attachments and subsequent addendums, when applicable. You can find the documents on:

Procurement Opportunities

Provided below are select current procurement opportunities with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. To view all HHSC’s active solicitations visit the Electronic State Business Daily.

Financial Analysis and Financial Data Management and Modeling Services

Solicitation Information

  • Solicitation Number: HHS0004466
  • Response Due Date: 11/12/2019
  • Response Due Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Solicitation Posting Date: 10/11/2019
  • Sept. 1, 2020–Aug. 31, 2023 — Operations
  • Solicitation Description: HHSC seeks a qualified vendor with the expertise, financial resources, and experience necessary to provide financial analysis and financial data management and modeling. The vendor will work with the State to support the Texas Medicaid program including the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program in accordance with the specifications contained in this request for proposal.

Solicitation Timeline

  • Oct. 11, 2019 - Solicitation Release Date
  • Oct. 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. CST - Pre-proposal Conference
  • Oct. 29, 2019 at 4 p.m. CST - Deadline for Submitting Questions
  • Nov 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. CST - Deadline for Response Submissions
  • Dec. 2019 - Anticipated Contract Start Date

Medicaid Managed Care Procurement Timelines

The below Medicaid managed care procurements are currently in the procurement process. HHSC will provide additional information regarding other upcoming agency procurements in the near future.

Please note that all target dates reflected below are subject to change.

STAR+PLUS

  • Oct. 1, 2018–Nov. 15, 2018 — Request for proposals posted
  • Dec. 2018 — Proposals opened and evaluations commence
  • Oct. 2019 — Negotiations and contracting commence, anticipated award and readiness reviews commence. Read the Medicaid STAR+PLUS Procurement Announcement.
  • Sept. 1, 2020–Aug. 31, 2023 — Operations

STAR & CHIP

  • Oct. 1, 2018–Nov. 30, 2018 — Request for proposals posted
  • Dec. 2018 — Proposals opened
  • Jan. 2019 — Evaluations commence
  • Nov. 2019 — Negotiations and contracting commence
  • Dec. 2019 — Anticipated award and readiness reviews commence
  • Dec. 1, 2020–Nov. 30, 2022 — Operations

Dental

  • Oct. 1, 2018–Nov.30, 2018 — Request for proposals posted
  • Feb. 2019 — Proposals opened and evaluations commence
  • Oct. 2019 — Negotiations and contracting commence, anticipated award and readiness reviews commence. Read the Medicaid and CHIP Dental Procurement Announcement.
  • Sept. 1, 2020–Aug. 31, 2023 — Operations

Handbooks and Policies

  • The HHS Contract Management Handbook (PDF) establishes consistent contract management policies and procedures that must be followed by HHS agencies.
  • The HHS Procurement Manual (PDF) serves as a purchasing guide for HHS agencies and establishes requirements for interface between the Procurement and Contracting Services Division of and HHS agencies for purchases conducted by PCS on behalf of the agencies.
  • The HHS Vendor Interaction Policy (PDF) is intended to promote and guide collaboration between HHS staff and the vendor community. The policy provides parameters to facilitate communication while protecting the integrity of the procurement process.

Information Security

  • Data Use Agreement (PDF) — A contractual agreement between HHS and external entities who access HHS confidential information.
  • Information Security Assessment Supplemental Guidance for External Entities (PDF) — This document replaces the IS-RAMP and guides external entities on how to demonstrate compliance with Texas HHS Information Security and Privacy requirements.
  • Information Security Controls (PDF) — The security and privacy controls contained in this document are the safeguards or countermeasures that, when implemented and enforced, will satisfy the information security compliance requirements defined in the HHS IS-Policy and applicable federal laws, executive orders, directives, policies, HHS regulations and standards.
  • Privacy and Security Guide (PDF) — The Office of the National Coordinator publishes this guide for Health Information Technology. The guide helps healthcare providers ― especially Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act covered entities and Medicare eligible professionals from smaller organizations ― better understand how to integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements into their practices.
  • Texas HHS Security and Privacy Inquiry (PDF) — The SPI is a questionnaire that includes a list of minimum HHS information security and privacy requirements needed for accessing HHS confidential information. An external entity must be able to confirm all requirements are "in-place" before considered eligible for doing business with HHS (additional information security and privacy requirements may apply).