Gov't Code Section 2155.091
Chief Procurement Officer: Powers and Duties
(a)The comptroller shall employ a chief procurement officer to serve as the chief procurement officer for this state.
(b)The chief procurement officer has authority over state agency procurement, including the authority to:
(1)analyze state purchasing data to leverage state purchasing power;
(2)provide functional support to state agencies;
(3)provide training on state purchasing and contract management;
(4)review major contract solicitations for information technology projects monitored by the quality assurance team under Section 2054.158 (Quality Assurance Team; Duties);
(5)review solicitations for major contracts reviewed by the Contract Advisory Team under Section 2262.101 (Creation; Duties);
(6)delegate to a state agency authority to contract for the purchase of a good or service valued in an amount specified by comptroller rule; and
(7)provide leadership on procurement issues.
(c)A state agency shall comply with any request for information from the chief procurement officer necessary to conduct the analysis authorized by Subsection (b)(1).
(d)The chief procurement officer shall coordinate with the Department of Information Resources and the quality assurance team to conduct a contract solicitation review required by Subsection (a)(4) and make appropriate recommendations to the comptroller and legislature based on the review. This section grants the chief procurement officer authority only to review a contract solicitation. The Department of Information Resources or the appropriate state agency retains the authority to award a statewide information resources contract as authorized by law.
(e)The chief procurement officer shall coordinate with the Contract Advisory Team to conduct the review required by Section 2262.101 (Creation; Duties). A state agency shall comply with any request for information by the chief procurement officer that is necessary to conduct the review.
Section 2155.091 — Chief Procurement Officer: Powers and Duties,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2155.htm#2155.091 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).