Gov't Code Section 2155.074
Best Value Standard for Purchase of Goods or Services
(a)For a purchase of goods and services under this chapter, each state agency, including the comptroller, shall purchase goods and services that provide the best value for the state.
(b)In determining the best value for the state, the purchase price and whether the goods or services meet specifications are principal considerations that must be balanced with other relevant factors.
(b-1)The comptroller or other state agency may, subject to Subsection (c) and Section 2155.075 (Requirement to Specify Value Factors in Request for Bids or Proposals), consider the following relevant factors under Subsection (b), including:
(2)life cycle costs;
(3)the quality and reliability of the goods and services;
(4)the delivery terms;
(5)indicators of probable vendor performance under the contract such as past vendor performance, the vendor’s financial resources and ability to perform, the vendor’s experience or demonstrated capability and responsibility, and the vendor’s ability to provide reliable maintenance agreements and support;
(6)the cost of any employee training associated with a purchase;
(7)the effect of a purchase on agency productivity;
(8)the vendor’s anticipated economic impact to the state or a subdivision of the state, including potential tax revenue and employment;
(9)the impact of a purchase on the agency’s administrative resources; and
(10)other factors relevant to determining the best value for the state in the context of a particular purchase.
(c)A state agency shall consult with and receive approval from the comptroller before considering factors other than price and meeting specifications when the agency procures through competitive bidding goods or services with a value that exceeds $100,000.
Section 2155.074 — Best Value Standard for Purchase of Goods or Services,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2155.htm#2155.074 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).