Contract Oversight and Support Section (COS)

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The mission of the Contract Oversight and Support Section is to develop, direct, and support exemplary agency-wide contract administration to provide quality services improving health and well-being in Texas.

The Contract Oversight and Support Section includes the Financial Technical Assistance Unit, the Fiscal Monitoring Unit and the Contract Administration & Quality Support Unit that:

  • Provides technical assistance and support to contractors on matters pertaining to the financial administration of contracts;
  • Performs financial compliance reviews of contractors through on-site and desk reviews; and
  • Coordinates management of the contract life-cycle across divisions; provides oversight and training; develops and maintains agency-wide contracting policies and procedures; and facilitates communication on DSHS contracting issues.

Physical Address:
1100 West 49th Street
Moreton Building, Room M555
Austin, TX 78756

Mailing Address:
Department of State Health Services
Contract Oversight & Support Section
Mail Code 1326
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Telephone Number:
(512) 776-7484

Fax Numbers:
(512) 776-7202 / (512) 776-7626

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Last updated June 3, 2020