Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.9051
Consideration of Location of Bidder’s Principal Place of Business in Certain Municipalities


(a)

This section applies only to a municipality that is authorized under this title to purchase real property or personal property that is not affixed to real property.

(b)

In purchasing under this title any real property, personal property that is not affixed to real property, or services, if a municipality receives one or more competitive sealed bids from a bidder whose principal place of business is in the municipality and whose bid is within five percent of the lowest bid price received by the municipality from a bidder who is not a resident of the municipality, the municipality may enter into a contract for construction services in an amount of less than $100,000 or a contract for other purchases in an amount of less than $500,000 with:

(1)

the lowest bidder; or

(2)

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

(c)

This section does not prohibit a municipality from rejecting all bids.

(d)

This section does not apply to the purchase of telecommunications services or information services, as those terms are defined by 47 U.S.C. Section 153.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1205 (H.B. 664), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 660 (H.B. 2082), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1266 (H.B. 987), Sec. 9, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 513 (H.B. 1869), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1129 (H.B. 628), Sec. 2.12, eff. September 1, 2011.
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