Procurement and Business Services division is responsible for the acquisition and payment of all goods and services for SHSU. The University assumes no liability for payment of obligations except for those processed accordingly. Our staff are committed to help all vendors succeed and have a mutually beneficial business relationship with the University.
Make Bid or Proposal
All Sam Houston State University Invitation for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) are available online. A bid is a tender, proposal or quotation submitted in response to a solicitation from a contracting authority. Suppliers interested in submitting a bid will need to create an account.
Send an Invoice
Suppliers are encouraged to use our online invoicing portal to receive their payments faster. Best of all, the supplier portal is cost free for our suppliers. Paper invoices sent through the mail or through email will have longer processing times associated.
Sam Houston State University claims an exemption for state sales taxes under Section 151.309 or Section 151.310 of the Vernon’s Tax Code, for purchases of all tangible personal property, as these purchases are secured for the exclusive use of the State of Texas. An exemption certificate may be furnished to suppliers upon request.
Receive Your Payment
Suppliers will be invited by requesting departments to setup their PaymentWorks account. PaymentWorks is a FREE portal used by suppliers to register their business and provide the required documents the University needs to set up suppliers in the financial database.
All payments are made NET 30, unless an early payment discount is offered. SHSU requests any vendor who receives more than five (5) checks in any year to be enrolled in direct deposit. Your banking information should be provided through the vendor registration process in PaymentWorks for direct deposit.