Budget & Expenditures

Because our mission is to maximize revenue from state assets like land and minerals, the Texas General Land Office is the only agency that earns more than it spends.  By depending on various non-tax funding sources, the Land Office has reduced the amount of general revenue requested from the Legislature and works to find innovative ways to reduce spending and increase return on investment for all Texans.

Reporting of all contracts over $100,000 in accordance with Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Section 2054.126.

Additional information and copies of contracts required to be posted by Tex. Govt. Code, Sections 2054.008,2166.551,2254.006,2254.0301, and the 2014-2015 General Appropriations Act, Article IX Section 7.04, may be found here:http://contracts.lbb.state.tx.us/Introduction.aspx

The Comptroller tracks agency expenditures - for additional information on GLO expenditures and appropriations, please visit:http://www.texastransparency.org/

ARRA Funding

In accordance with Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Texas General Land Office is posting the reports for all projects funded in part or wholly by ARRA funds. View ARRA Funding Reports

Governmental Relations

The Office of Policy and Governmental Relations serves as a bridge between the GLO and other governmental entities, including the Texas Legislature, United States Congress and local governments.  We assist with constituent inquiries, provide educational information on GLO related issues, coordinate expert testimony as needed, monitor the legislative process, and represent the GLO at official events.


The Land Office is committed to making a good faith effort to utilize HUBs (Historically Underutilized Businesses) in its procurement needs. We spend a considerable amount of our budget on the operations of veterans’ homes and cemeteries, pharmaceuticals, bulk natural gas, gas (pipeline) transportation, specialized professional and consulting services, commodities and disaster recovery needs.

The GLO facilitates the use of HUBs in agency procurement in accordance with 34 TAC §20.13.

All agency procurement solicitations over $25,000 require public notice posting on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) and as a courtesy, the Land Office also posts subcontracting notices with Minority and Women Trade Organizations and Development Centers. Vendor and HUB vendors searches are also found in the states Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) and the HUB Directory.

GLO Vendors

BuySpeed Online (BSO) is the procurement portal for the Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board through which agency procurement activities will be conducted. The resources in the right column of this page will provide further information on BSO, and guide current and prospective vendors in the use of this portal.

All vendors must read the instructions below before using BSO. Instructions to vendors for using the BuySpeed Online (BSO) procurement portal (https://buy.glo.texas.gov/bso/) may be downloaded below.