Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 262.022
Definitions


In this subchapter:

(1)

“Bond funds” means money in the county treasury received from the sale of bonds, and proceeds of bonds that have been voted but that have not been issued and delivered.

(2)

“Component purchases” means purchases of the component parts of an item that in normal purchasing practices would be purchased in one purchase.

(3)

“Current funds” means funds in the county treasury that are available in the current tax year, revenue that may be anticipated with reasonable certainty to come into the county treasury during the current tax year, and emergency funds.

(4)

“High technology item” means a service, equipment, or good of a highly technical nature, including:

(A)

data processing equipment and software and firmware used in conjunction with data processing equipment;

(B)

telecommunications, radio, and microwave systems;

(C)

electronic distributed control systems, including building energy management systems; and

(D)

technical services related to those items.

(5)

“Item” means any service, equipment, good, or other tangible or intangible personal property, including insurance and high technology items. The term does not include professional services as defined by Section 2254.002 (Definitions), Government Code.

(5-a)

“Lowest and best” means a bid or offer providing the best value considering associated direct and indirect costs, including transport, maintenance, reliability, life cycle, warranties, and customer service after a sale.

(5-b)

“Normal purchasing practice” means:

(A)

an accepted custom, practice, or standard for government procurement in the state; or

(B)

a practice recognized by a national purchasing association regarding the purchase of a particular good or service.

(6)

“Purchase” means any kind of acquisition, including by a lease or revenue contract.

(7)

“Separate purchases” means purchases, made separately, of items that in normal purchasing practices would be purchased in one purchase.

(8)

“Sequential purchases” means purchases, made over a period, of items that in normal purchasing practices would be purchased in one purchase.

(9)

“Time warrant” means any warrant issued by a county that is not payable out of current funds.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 59(b), eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Acts 1989, 71st. Leg., ch. 1250, Sec. 8(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 285 (H.B. 1694), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 262.022 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­262.­htm#262.­022 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

262.001
Appointment of Agent to Make Contracts
262.002
Authority to Purchase Road Equipment and Tires Through Comptroller
262.003
Small, Sole-source Purchase Exempt from Competitive Bidding
262.004
Contract and Other Instruments Vest Rights in County
262.005
Application of Other Law
262.006
Least Cost Review Program
262.007
Suit Against County Arising Under Certain Contracts
262.011
Purchasing Agents
262.012
County Auditors as Purchasing Agents in Certain Counties
262.021
Short Title
262.022
Definitions
262.023
Competitive Requirements for Certain Purchases
262.024
Discretionary Exemptions
262.025
Competitive Bidding Notice
262.026
Opening of Bids
262.027
Awarding of Contract
262.028
Lump-sum or Unit Price Method
262.029
Time Warrant Election
262.030
Alternative Competitive Proposal Procedure for Certain Goods and Services
262.031
Changes in Plans and Specifications
262.032
Bid or Performance Bond
262.033
Injunction
262.034
Criminal Penalties
262.036
Selection and Retention of Insurance Broker
262.037
Qualification
262.0225
Additional Competitive Procedures
262.0235
Procedures Adopted by County Purchasing Agents for Electronic Bids or Proposals
262.0241
Mandatory Exemptions: Certain Recreational Services
262.0245
Competitive Procurement Procedures Adopted by County Purchasing Agents or Commissioners Court
262.0255
Additional Notice and Bond Provisions Relating to Purchase of Certain Equipment
262.0256
Pre-bid Conference for Certain Counties or a District Governed by Those Counties
262.0271
Consideration of Health Insurance Provided by Bidder
262.0275
Safety Record of Bidder Considered
262.0276
Contract with Person Indebted to County
262.0295
Alternative Multistep Competitive Proposal Procedure
262.0305
Modification After Award

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 262.022’s source at texas​.gov