Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 262.025
Competitive Bidding Notice


(a)

A notice of a proposed purchase must be published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, with the first day of publication occurring at least 14 days before the date of the bid opening. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, the notice must be posted in a prominent place in the courthouse for 14 days before the date of the bid opening. Notice published in a newspaper must include:

(1)

a general statement of the proposed purchase;

(2)

the name and telephone number of the purchasing agent; and

(3)

the county website address, if any.

(a-1)

Subsection (a) does not require more than two notices in one newspaper or limit the county from providing additional notice for longer periods or in more locations.

(b)

The notice must include:

(1)

the specifications describing the item to be purchased or a statement of where the specifications may be obtained;

(2)

the time and place for receiving and opening bids and the name and position of the county official or employee to whom the bids are to be sent;

(3)

whether the bidder should use lump-sum or unit pricing;

(4)

the method of payment by the county; and

(5)

the type of bond required by the bidder.

(c)

If any part of the payment for a proposed purchase will be made through time warrants, the notice also must include a statement of the maximum amount of time warrant indebtedness, the rate of interest on the time warrants, and the maximum maturity date of the time warrants.

(d)

In a county with a population of 3.3 million or more, the county and any district or authority created under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution of which the governing body is the commissioners court may require that a minimum of 25 percent of the work be performed by the bidder and, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, may establish financial criteria for the surety companies that provide payment and performance bonds.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1019, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 669, Sec. 78, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 285 (H.B. 1694), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 262.025 — Competitive Bidding Notice, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­262.­htm#262.­025 (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

§ 262.025’s source at texas​.gov