Gov't Code Section 2166.257
Contract Payment Administration
(a)On receipt of notice and itemized statements from the commission, the comptroller shall:
(1)account for prior expenditures on behalf of a project as expenditures from the project’s appropriation, based on the amount of those expenditures certified by the commission; and
(2)reserve from a project’s appropriation an amount estimated by the commission to be sufficient to cover contingencies over the amounts obligated by contract or otherwise for:
(A)planning, engineering, and architectural work;
(B)site acquisition and development; and
(C)construction, equipment, and furnishings contracts.
(b)The money reserved under Subsection (a)(2) may be used only if:
(1)the design professional or contractor recommends and justifies the proposed contingency expenditures by submitting a change order request;
(2)the proposed change order request is approved by the design professional;
(3)the proposed change order request is approved by the using agency and the agency makes a formal request for the allocation of money from the contingency reserve; and
(4)the director of facilities construction and space management appointed under Section 2152.104 (Associate Deputy Directors; Divisions; Division Directors) investigates the nature of the change order and concurs in the necessity of the proposed expenditure or refuses to concur not later than the 15th day after the date of receiving the request.
(c)If the director of facilities construction and space management refuses to concur in a proposed contingency expenditure, the using agency may appeal to the commission. The commission’s findings are final. The commission shall adopt rules on the procedures for an appeal under this subsection.
(d)If an approved change order results in a reduction of construction cost, the amount of the contingency reserve shall be increased by the amount of the reduction.
(e)The comptroller shall issue warrants to pay progress payments and final payments on construction under this chapter on the commission’s written approval.
Section 2166.257 — Contract Payment Administration,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2166.htm#2166.257 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).