Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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How to Register as a Texas Vendor

Apply for CMBL or HUB

To register for the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) to be a state vendor or to apply for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification, follow these steps and begin the process.

Note: In consideration of a contract award, vendors must be in good standing with the state, and if applicable, their franchise tax account status must be “ACTIVE.” (Review FAQs, the list of taxable entities, including Texas Franchise Tax Forms, and to confirm whether your business entity is subject to the franchise tax.)

Please note: The CMBL annual registration fee is $70.00. Registration payment may be submitted online with a credit/debit card or check debit (US addresses only) or mailed.

Set up your MyCPA user account

Step 1: Create Profile

  • Go to the Login screen and select the "First-time User? Sign up" button.
  • Set up your own unique user ID, email address, name, telephone number and password.
  • Please keep your information current – this helps the Comptroller’s office provide you with the best customer service.

Step 2: Select a security question and answer (required for "Forgot User ID" or "Forgot Password.")

Step 3: Accept the Terms of Use

Begin CMBL and/or HUB application process

On the eSystems Menu, select the “Apply for CMBL or HUB” link to access the application. You will need the following information to get started:

CheckmarkAn Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the IRS is REQUIRED for registration.

  • To obtain an EIN number, go to the IRS website or contact by phone at 800-829-4933. Foreign address vendors (addresses outside the continental USA including the states of Alaska and Hawaii) should contact IRS at 215-516-6999. The Comptroller's office takes a proactive approach in the prevention of identity theft and does not accept social security numbers for registration.

CheckmarkYour company business structure and ownership details.

CheckmarkThe list of purchasing class and item codes closest to the actual product or service which can be provided. View class and item codes.

CheckmarkThe relevant Texas highway district(s) where your products or services are available/deliverable.

Continue to MyCPA

View Registration FAQs

View detailed instructions for accessing the CMBL/HUB Vendor Registration System [PDF, 51KB]

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.