Tex. Gov't Code Section 2251.051
Vendor Remedy for Nonpayment of Contract


A vendor may suspend performance required under a contract with a governmental entity if:


the governmental entity does not pay the vendor an undisputed amount within the time limits provided by Subchapter B; and


the vendor gives the governmental entity written notice:


informing the governmental entity that payment has not been received; and


stating the intent of the vendor to suspend performance for nonpayment.


The vendor may not suspend performance under this section before the later of:


the 10th day after the date the vendor gives notice under Subsection (a); or


the day specified by Section 2251.053 (Highway-related Contracts)(b).


A vendor who suspends performance under this section is not:


required to supply further labor, services, or materials until the vendor is paid the amount provided for under this chapter, plus costs for demobilization and remobilization; or


responsible for damages resulting from suspending work if the governmental entity with which the vendor has the contract has not notified the vendor in writing before performance is suspended that payment has been made or that a bona fide dispute for payment exists.


A notification under Subsection (c)(2) that a bona fide dispute for payment exists must include a list of the specific reasons for nonpayment. If a reason specified is that labor, services, or materials provided by the vendor or the vendor’s subcontractor are not provided in compliance with the contract, the vendor is entitled to a reasonable opportunity to:


cure the noncompliance of the listed items; or


offer a reasonable amount to compensate for listed items for which noncompliance cannot be promptly cured.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 286, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Source: Section 2251.051 — Vendor Remedy for Nonpayment of Contract, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2251.­htm#2251.­051 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2251.051’s source at texas​.gov