Procurement and Bid Opportunities

Bid Opportunities

To find out more about project opportunities with the Texas Historical Commission, see the state's Electronic State Business Daily section of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Active Contracts

The Texas Historical Commission currently has active contracts with a value greater than $100,000.  The Active Contracts Report is posted pursuant to Government Code Section 2054.126(d).  

The Texas Historical Commission is required to post certain information for active contracts, this includes the statutory authority for non-competitively bid contracts, and the related request for proposal (RFP) documents for competitively bid contracts. The Contract Inventory Report is posted pursuant to Government Code Section 2261.253.

State Agency Contract Management Procedures

The Texas Historical Commission is required to post a contract management handbook that establishes consistent contracting policies and practices to be followed by the agency that is consisent with the Comptroller's contract management guide. The Contract Management Handbook is posted pursuant to Government Code Section 2261.256.

In accordance with state law, the Texas Historical Commission seeks competition before awarding contracts.  In addition, state law provides that state agencies may enter into certain contracts under programs where the competitive bid process takes place at the state level, rather than the agency level, to promote efficiency in contracting and to take advantage of the state’s purchasing power.

These programs include the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) Texas Procurement and Support Services Division (TPASS) Term Contracts, the Comptroller’s Non-Automated Contracts, certain Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracts, Texas Multiple Awards Schedule (TXMAS) developed by the CPA, Council on Competitive Government (CCG) contracts, and state "Set-aside Purchases" authorized in Government Code such as Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities (TCPPD) and Texas Correctional Industries (TCI).

Procurements with a value of less than $5,000 do not require competitive bidding.


808-21-200999 Request for Proposal for Comprehensive Web Design, Development and Managed Services for the Texas Times Travel suite of websites for the Texas Heritage Trails Program | Due Date 11/20/2020

808-21-201631 Request for Qualifications for professional architectural/engineering services for Plantation House Stabilization and Exterior Preservation at Varner Hogg Plantation State Historic Site | Due Date 9/16/2020

808-21-201548 Medina River Historic Dam at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site | Contact Name: Michael- Gibbons | Contact Number: 512-936-4198 | Contact Email: | Response Due Date: 9/9/2020 | Response Due Time: 2:00 PM | Solicitation Posting Date: 8/12/2020

The Historic Sites Division of the Texas Historical Commission wishes to contract for Engineering professional services with a qualified individual or firm for the dam assessment, repair design and construction administration of the Medina River Historic Dam at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site in Castroville, Medina County, Texas. Responding firms should have specific education, training and experience in working with historic masonry dam structures. The following construction scope of work is anticipated:

  • Draining an area adjacent to the dam and removing impeding sediment.
  • Replacing the steel rods anchored in the limestone foundation with new steel rod anchors on the upstream side
  • of the dam.
  • Repairing cracks or weak joints in the limestone block and foundation.
  • Correcting issues discovered during the Analysis phase.
  • Restoring site to pre-project conditions, with selected improvements.

The selected engineer shall provide the following services, which are generally described below and will be further defined in the Owner-Engineer Agreement. The Medina River Historic Dam at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site was originally built in 1854. It is approximately 260 feet long and 1.5 feet wide, and was modified at some point with the addition of a concrete cap. There is a spillway chute/fish ladder located adjacent to the west bank. The dam is constructed of limestone blocks held in place with steel rods, which tie to the limestone foundation. Partial repairs were completed in 2016 and included repairing leaks, constructing a concrete splash pad and miscellaneous site & perimeter protection items. See Attachments for reports and drawings prepared during Phase I. Additional documentation from Phase I will be made available to selected Engineer. The THC seeks the services of a licensed engineer with significant experience working with historic dams to analyze the structure and provide design documents for recommended repairs.

Exhibit Fabrication for Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Solicitation ID: 808-20-201316 | Due Date: 8/4/2020 | Due Time: 2:00 PM - Posted | Posting Date: 7/7/2020 Link:

RFQ808-20-200914 Request for Qualifications for Historic Preservation Professional Services for Historic Resources Surveys / Due Date: 7/17/2020

Please contact the Staff Services Division for more information on bid opportunities or contracts.

Terms & Conditions

The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Standard Purchase Order (PO) Terms & Conditions (T&Cs) apply to all purchase orders and take precedent over all other agreements unless otherwise noted on purchase order and/or contracts.