To search the ESBD, visit the Electronic State Business Daily
. To view solicitations for a specific agency, use the drop-down menu in the section entitled "Agency" drop-down menu. You can search for solicitations within all State of Texas agencies for a specific Class & Item by entering the specific Class & Item in the field entitled, "NIGP Class-Item Number".
The Class & Item numbers are the first five digits of an eleven-digit code known as a "Commodity Code". Agencies use the Class & Item numbering and descriptions found in the "commodity book" to properly code products or services on their requisitions and purchases, so solicitations will reach vendors that have indicated they are capable of furnishing the required materials, equipment, supplies, and services.
Vendors are encouraged to become familiar with the format and contents of this book as they apply to the Centralized Master Bidders List
search and vendor profiling. It is extremely important to both agencies and potential bidders that bidder class-item selections are correct. The State of Texas encourages agencies to make the most efficient use of tax dollars and this includes judicious use of printing and postage for solicitation invitations.
For more information, visit the procurement toolkit.