Gov't Code Section 2252.203
(a)Section 2252.202 (Uniform Purchasing Condition; Rules) does not apply to a project for which the governing body of the governmental entity responsible for the project determines that:
(1)iron or steel products produced in the United States are not:
(A)produced in sufficient quantities;
(B)reasonably available; or
(C)of a satisfactory quality;
(2)use of iron or steel products produced in the United States will increase the total cost of the project by more than 20 percent; or
(3)complying with that section is inconsistent with the public interest.
(b)Electrical components, equipment, systems, and appurtenances, including supports, covers, shielding, and other appurtenances related to an electrical system, necessary for operation or concealment are not considered to be iron or steel products and are exempt from the requirements of Section 2252.202 (Uniform Purchasing Condition; Rules). An electrical system includes all equipment, facilities, and assets owned by an electric utility, as that term is defined in Section 31.002 (Definitions), Utilities Code.
(c)Section 2252.202 (Uniform Purchasing Condition; Rules) does not apply to a contract subject to Section 223.045 (Iron and Steel Preference Provisions in Improvement Contracts), Transportation Code, or 23 C.F.R. Section 635.410.
Section 2252.203 — Exemptions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2252.htm#2252.203 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).