Gov't Code Section 2260.052
(a)The chief administrative officer or, if designated in the contract, another officer of the unit of state government shall examine the claim and any counterclaim and negotiate with the contractor in an effort to resolve them. The negotiation must begin not later than the 120th day after the date the claim is received.
(b)Repealed by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 988, Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2005.
(c)Each unit of state government with rulemaking authority shall develop rules to govern the negotiation and mediation of a claim under this section. If a unit of state government does not have rulemaking authority, that unit shall follow the rules adopted by the attorney general. A model rule for negotiation and mediation under this chapter shall be provided for voluntary adoption by units of state government through the coordinated efforts of the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the office of the attorney general.
Section 2260.052 — Negotiation,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2260.htm#2260.052 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).