Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 325.045
Payment for Construction Work


The district shall make monthly progress payments under construction contracts as the work proceeds, or at more frequent intervals as determined by the board.


If requested by the board, the contractor shall furnish an analysis of the total contract price showing the amount included for each principal category of the work, in such detail as requested, to provide a basis for determining progress payments.


In making progress payments, the district shall retain 10 percent of the estimated amount until final completion and acceptance of the contract work. However, if the board, at any time after 50 percent of the work has been completed, finds that satisfactory progress is being made, it may authorize any of the remaining progress payments to be made in full. Also, if the work is substantially complete, the board, if it finds the amount retained to be in excess of the amount adequate for the protection of the district, may release to the contractor all or a part of the excess amount.


On completion and acceptance of each separate project, work, or other division of the contract, on which the price is stated separately in the contract, payment may be made without retention of a percentage.


When construction work is completed according to the terms of the contract, the board shall draw a warrant on the depository to pay any balance due on the contract.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 437, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1989.
Sec. 325.046. CONTRACTS FOR PURCHASE OF VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES OVER $5,000. (a) If the estimated amount of a proposed contract for the purchase of vehicles, equipment, or supplies is more than $15,000, the board shall ask for competitive bids in accordance with the bidding procedures provided by the County Purchasing Act (Subchapter C (Short Title), Chapter 262 (Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Counties), Local Government Code) except that the bids shall be presented to the board and the board shall award the contract.


This section does not apply to purchases of property from public agencies or to contracts for personal or professional services.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 437, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 757, Sec. 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 325.045 — Payment for Construction Work, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­325.­htm#325.­045 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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