Purchasing from People with Disabilities
The Texas Legislature requires that the University support the state’s efforts to gainfully employ persons with disabilities. We must give first consideration to goods and services provided by persons with disabilities. Products and services offered by the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (TIBH) are listed on the TIBH Online Catalogs: Products & Services.
When purchasing products or services available from TIBH from a non-TIBH source, a TIBH Exception Justification Form, along with a written justification, must be provided documenting the reason why TIBH products/services were unacceptable and why purchasing from said organization does not support best value. Prior to issuing a Purchase Order, the justification attached to the requisition must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Purchasing.
Please do not use the University's procurement card when purchasing from the TIBH.
Contact the Purchasing Office at 956-882-6553 or see the resources section for more information.