Tex. Gov't Code Section 2261.0525
Certification of Vendor Assessment Process


Before a state agency may award a contract to a vendor, the agency’s procurement director must review the process and all documents used by the agency to assess each vendor who responded to the solicitation. The procurement director must certify in writing that:


the agency assessed each vendor’s response to the solicitation using the evaluation criteria published in the solicitation or, if applicable, the written evaluation criteria established by the agency; and


the final calculation of scoring of responses was accurate.


A state agency shall justify in writing any change in the scoring of a vendor that occurs following the initial assessment and scoring of responses. The written justification must be reviewed by the agency’s procurement director. The procurement director shall certify in writing that the change in scoring was appropriate.


A state agency’s procurement director may delegate to a person whose position in the agency’s procurement office is at least equal to the position of contract manager the certification authority under this section if the agency has met the conditions prescribed by the comptroller under Section 2262.053 (Contract File Checklist; Certification of Agency Compliance)(h).


A written certification or justification required by this section must be placed in the contract file.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 65), Sec. 23, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 2261.0525 — Certification of Vendor Assessment Process, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2261.­htm#2261.­0525 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2261.0525’s source at texas​.gov