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The Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division is responsible for procuring engineering, architectural and surveying services for transportation projects through professional services contracts. The division also manages the agency’s consultant budget, identifying transportation projects that require additional resources. Here is how PEPS is organized.

Centers

Administration

The PEPS Administration is responsible for the management and oversight of all division functions.

Austin Service Center

The PEPS Austin Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in the Austin District.

Business Operations Center

This section is responsible for the administrative processes of the division such as administrative qualifications, budget administration and analysis, and communications and facilities.

Center of Contract Utilization

The Center of Contract Utilization (CCU) is responsible to optimize the utilization of all indefinite deliverable contracts procured on behalf of our internal customers, the districts, and divisions, and provide outreach to internal and external customers. Additionally, the PEPS CCU will collaborate with the service centers during the development of the yearly PEPS Fiscal Year Procurement Plan.

Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence (COE) is responsible for implementing best practices, training, template development, performance measurements, continuous improvement initiatives, consultant firms pre-certification,  procedures, and guidance for the procurement processes of the division.

Controls Center

The Controls Center (COC) is responsible for developing and governing PEPS tableau dashboards, monitoring performance and consistency in contract selection, negotiation, and management, while conducting reviews on the effectiveness of division processes, services, and staff.

Dallas Service Center

The PEPS Dallas Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in the Dallas District.

DRIVE Program

The DRIVE (Diverse Relationships for Informative Value Exchange) Center is responsible for the development and implementation of TxDOT's mentoring program for DBE firms providing professional services.  

El Paso Service Center

The PEPS El Paso Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in the El Paso District.

Fort Worth Service Center

The PEPS Fort Worth Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in the Fort Worth District.

Houston Service Center

The PEPS Houston Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in the Houston District.

Invoice Center

The Invoice Center is responsible for overseeing the review and on-time payment of professional engineering procurement invoices for the division.

Negotiations Center

The Negotiations Center is responsible for the development of the annual negotiation rates.

Rural Districts Service Center

The PEPS Rural Districts Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in all the rural districts; Amarillo, Childress, Wichita Falls, Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Paris, Atlanta, Lufkin, Brownwood, and Yoakum.

San Antonio Service Center

The PEPS San Antonio Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in the San Antonio District.

Service Center for Divisions

The PEPS Service Center for Divisions is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations for TxDOT divisions.

Support Services Center

The Support Services Center is responsible for providing various support services to the Contract Specialists in the nine service centers including the execution of time extensions/reductions for all ID contracts and work authorizations, global supplemental agreements, and performing Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Reviews and Prompt Pay Reviews.

Urban Districts Service Center

The PEPS Urban Districts Service Center is responsible for procuring contracts, providing contract administration, and supporting the development of work authorizations in all the urban districts; Lubbock, Waco, Bryan, Tyler, Beaumont, Laredo, Corpus Christi, and Pharr.