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Welcome to Vendor Management & Operations Unit


The Vendor Management & Operations Unit of the Texas Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides the following services:

  • Screens applications from grocers
  • Processes contracts with grocers to accept WIC food instruments
  • Processes grocer claims
  • Reviews grocers’ compliance with the programs competitive pricing criteria
  • Provides training to grocers for compliance with WIC Federal regulations, rules, policies, and procedures 


Vendor Communications


Vendor Management and Operations Unit

Celeste Lunceford, MS, LPC-S, ASOTP, CTCM
Director of Vendor Management & Operations Unit 
Texas WIC
Health and Human Services Commission 
celeste.lunceford@hhsc.state.tx.us


Mailing Address:
Texas Department of State Health Services
Attn: VMO Unit, MC4554 
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Overnight Parcel Address:
Texas Department of State Health Services
Attn: VMO Unit
4616 W. Howard Lane, Ste. 275
Austin, TX 78728




Last updated April 25, 2018