Bill Text: TX HB1266 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a competitive bidding requirement exemption for certain county sole-source purchases of road construction or maintenance materials.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - Referred to County Affairs [HB1266 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1266-Introduced.html
  86R6921 MP-F
 
  By: Darby H.B. No. 1266
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a competitive bidding requirement exemption for certain
  county sole-source purchases of road construction or maintenance
  materials.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 252.312, Transportation Code, is amended
  by amending Subsections (a) and (c) and adding Subsection (b-1) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsections [Subsection] (b) and
  (b-1), the commissioners court shall purchase the equipment,
  materials, and supplies for the county road department through
  competitive bidding in conformity with estimates and
  specifications prepared by the county road engineer.
         (b-1)  A purchase in an amount of $100,000 or less of road
  construction or maintenance materials available for purchase from
  only one supplier may be made without advertising for competitive
  bids or complying with any other competitive procurement
  requirement.
         (c)  A purchase may not be divided or reduced to avoid the
  competitive bidding requirement [on a purchase that would otherwise
  cost more than $25,000].
         SECTION 2.  Section 252.312, Transportation Code, as amended
  by this Act, applies only to a purchase commenced on or after the
  effective date of this Act. A purchase for which competitive bids
  are advertised before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law in effect on the date the bids were advertised, and that law
  is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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