The commissioners court of a county or the governing body of a district or authority created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, if the governing body is the commissioners court of the county in which the district is located, may require a principal, officer, or employee of each prospective bidder to attend a mandatory pre-bid conference conducted for the purpose of discussing contract requirements and answering questions of prospective bidders.
After a conference is conducted under Subsection (a), any additional required notice for the proposed contract may be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, only to prospective bidders who attended the conference. Notice under this subsection is not subject to the requirements of Section 271.055 (Notice to Bidders).Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 255, Sec. 3, eff. May 22, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 660, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.Reenacted and amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 728 (H.B. 2018), Sec. 13.001, eff. September 1, 2005.