Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.908
Local Government Contracts With Private Entities for Civil Works Projects and Improvements to Real Property


In this section, “civil works project” and “local governmental entity” have the meanings assigned by Section 271.181 (Definitions).


A local governmental entity may contract with a private entity to act as the local governmental entity’s agent in the design, development, financing, maintenance, operation, or construction, including oversight and inspection, of:


a civil works project; or


an improvement to real property.


A local governmental entity contracting under this section shall:


select the private entity based on the private entity’s qualifications and experience; and


enter into a project development agreement with the private entity.


The selected private entity shall comply with:


Chapters 1001 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors) and 1051 (Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; General Provisions Affecting Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers; Provisions Affecting Only Architects), Occupations Code;


all laws relating to procurement of professional services under Chapter 2254 (Professional and Consulting Services), Government Code; and


all laws relating to procurement under this chapter that apply to the local governmental entity that selected the private entity.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1024 (H.B. 2729), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.

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