WIC Vendor Management & Operations Unit

The Vendor Management & Operations Unit of the Texas Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides the following services:

  • Screens applications from grocers
  • Processes contracts with grocers to accept WIC food instruments
  • Processes grocer claims
  • Reviews grocers’ compliance with the programs competitive pricing criteria
  • Provides training to grocers for compliance with WIC Federal regulations, rules, policies, and procedures

Vendor Communications

Vendor News Flash

Vendor Materials Request Form

Vendor Training

Visit the WIC Training page for more information about WIC Vendor Training.

Approved Distributors List

WIC vendors must purchase all infant formula and WIC authorized products* from approved entities on the Approved Distributors List.

Approved Distributors are:

  • Manufacturers registered with the FDA
  • Licensed Wholesale Distributors
  • Licensed Retailers

*With the exception of Milk, Eggs, Cheese, Bread, Tortillas, and Produce

Approved Distributors List (PDF)

Refer to WV:01.0 section IV: Monitoring By Invoice Audits (PDF) for more information on purchase invoices.

Active Vendor List

Below are lists of vendors divided by county name and Price Region. Please select the first letter of your county or select your Price Region number.

Vendors by County

Vendors by Price Region

Cost Containment for EBT

Traditional WIC Stores

August 2019 Cost Containment Price Region/Band Averages for EBT

For information purposes, the WIC EBT price region/band averages and 125% of those averages are provided for each food item. The 125% averages are the maximum allowable reimbursement amounts applied against Traditional WIC Vendor August 2019 claims. Recoupment adjustments have been calculated and will be applied against claims processed in September 2019 and subsequent months, if necessary.

TWIC – EBT Category / Subcategory Price Region / Band Averages To view the Local Agency averages by band, click on the following link:

Predominantly WIC Stores

August 2019 Cost Containment Statewide Averages for EBT

For information purposes, these Statewide WIC EBT averages are the maximum allowable reimbursement amounts applied against Predominantly WIC Vendor August 2019 claims. Recoupment adjustments have been calculated and will be applied against claims processed in September 2019 and subsequent months, if necessary.

PWIC Statewide EBT Category / Subcategory Averages (PDF)

WIC Food Redemption Reports

May 2019

WIC Full Disclosure Report

Instructions for Retrieving the Full Disclosure Report

The Texas WIC Program provides through FTP the ability for grocers to access each month a Full Disclosure Report on their store(s) redemptions of WIC EBT transactions. The report details by UPC all food items redeemed by a store for a process month, noting whether or not the food item was adjusted for Cost Containment purposes.

To obtain an FTP user ID and password for accessing the Full Disclosure Report

Have an authorized person or agent of the vendor email the WIC Program’s Cost Containment team lead, Paulo Reis at paulo.reis@hhsc.state.tx.us, to request the ability to access the monthly Full Disclosure Report. Once the requestor is verified, we will issue an FTP user ID and password so the vendor can access their own monthly Full Disclosure Report from their electronic system.

Once a vendor accesses their information on the report if assistance is needed please call Paulo Reis at 800-252-9629 ext. 4508.

Download the Retrieving Full Disclosure Cost Containment Report Data (PDF) in order to retrieve report data that is formatted in an Excel spreadsheet.

High Risk Vendor Analysis Project

Contact Us

Celeste Lunceford, MS, LPC-S, ASOTP, CTCM
Director of Vendor Management & Operations Unit
Texas WIC
Health and Human Services Commission
celeste.lunceford@hhsc.state.tx.us

Mailing Address
Health and Human Services Commission
Attn: VMO Unit, MC4554
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Overnight Parcel Address
Health and Human Services Commission
Attn: VMO Unit
4616 W. Howard Lane, Ste. 275
Austin, TX 78728