Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.905
Consideration of Location of Bidder’s Principal Place of Business


(a)

In this section, “local government” means a municipality, a county, or another political subdivision authorized under this title to purchase real property or personal property that is not affixed to real property. The term does not include a school district.

(b)

In purchasing under this title any real property or personal property that is not affixed to real property, if a local government receives one or more bids from a bidder whose principal place of business is in the local government and whose bid is within three percent of the lowest bid price received by the local government from a bidder who is not a resident of the local government, the local government may enter into a contract with:

(1)

the lowest bidder; or

(2)

the bidder whose principal place of business is in the local government if the governing body of the local government determines, in writing, that the local bidder offers the local government the best combination of contract price and additional economic development opportunities for the local government created by the contract award, including the employment of residents of the local government and increased tax revenues to the local government.

(c)

This section does not prohibit a local government from rejecting all bids.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 996, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 480, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 513 (H.B. 1869), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.
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