Background

The mission of DFPS and the goals of our programs are supported through a wide variety of contracted goods and services. The Procurement and Contracting Services (HHS-PCS) division of Health and Human Services (HHS) purchases goods and services for direct DFPS client use or benefit and for DFPS support services.

Purpose

The purpose of these policies is to provide clear guidance to DFPS staff who perform functions related to the purchase of goods and services and resulting contracts.

Features

The DFPS Contracting Policies serve as a central organizational framework for DFPS contracting. The policies provide guidance to both client services and administrative contracts.

The functions described include planningthe purchasing of contracted services, contract administration, contract management, contract monitoring, and accountabiity.

DFPS divisions responsible for contracting functions include:

 

Chapter 1:  Overview

Handbook Page Last Revision Date
Contract Handbook Introduction September 7, 2018
Contract Oversight and Support (COS) September 7, 2018
Contract Divisions September 7, 2018
Open Records Request N/A
Contracting Systems: IMPACT, CAPPS Financials, SCOR September 7, 2018
Contract Manager Responsibilities December 20, 2019
Contract Manager Required Trainings September 7, 2018
Contract Manager Conflict of Interest Requirements September 1, 2019
Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) September 7, 2018
Ethics for Agency Staff Involved in Contracting September 1, 2019
Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse July 1, 2019
Vendor Engagement September 7, 2018

Chapter 2: Procurement Planning

Handbook Page Last Revision Date
Procurement Planning October 15, 2018
Major Information Resource Projects December 20, 2019
Outside Counsel Contracts December 20, 2019
Determination of Need October 15, 2018
Determination of Contracting Relationship December 20, 2019
Statement of Work September 1, 2019
Performance Measures for Purchased Client Service Contracts October 15, 2018
Contract Insurance Requirements October 15, 2018
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) N/A

Chapter 3: Contract Development and Execution

Handbook Page Last Revision Date
Required Checks September 7, 2018
Legal Entities that May Contract with DFPS September 7, 2018
Business Entities Using Assumed Names (DBAs) January 15, 2019
Debarred, Divested, or Excluded Parties September 7, 2018
Vendor Hold January 15, 2019
Vendor Performance Tracking Search September 1, 2019
Franchise Tax Account Status September 1, 2019
Disclosure of Interested Parties September 7, 2018
Payment Type Requirements September 7, 2018
Subcontracts September 7, 2018
Internal Control Structure Questionnaire (ICSQ) December 20, 2019
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) January 15, 2019
Electronically Transmitted Contract Documents and Electronic Signatures September 7, 2018

Chapter 4: Contract Management

Handbook Page Last Revision Date
Contract Management September 7, 2018
Managing Major Information Resource Projects December 20, 2019
Performance Based Contracts September 7, 2018
Subcontracting Responsibilties September 7, 2018
Management of Contract Records December 20, 2019
Allowable Costs September 7, 2018
Miscellaneous Claims September 7, 2018
Recipient/Subrecipient Management September 7, 2018
Single Audit Requirements December 20, 2019
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) December 20, 2019
Risk Management August 1, 2019
Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI) December 20, 2019
Contractor Noncompliance and Contract Remedies September 7, 2018
Contract Dispute Resolution September 7, 2018
Contract Amendments February 15, 2019
Amendment Renewal September 1, 2019
Corrective Action Plans December 20, 2019

Chapter 5: Contract Monitoring

Handbook Page Last Revision Date
Contract Monitoring February 1, 2019
Performance Based Monitoring February 1, 2019
Review Reason: Risk Based, Enhanced, Complaint, Follow-up August 1, 2019
Client Services SMP August 1, 2019
Administrative Services SMP August 1, 2019
Review Type: Programmatic, Administrative, Fiscal February 1, 2019
Review Level: Targeted or Comprehensive February 1, 2019
Review Location: On-Site or Desk Review December 20, 2019

Chapter 6: Contract Termination and Closeout

Handbook Page Last Revision Date
Contract Termination December 20, 2019
Contract Closeout February 15, 2019
Disposition of Equipment Valued Over $5,000 September 7, 2018
Vendor Performance Reporting December 20, 2019