Texas Special District Local Laws Code
Sec. § 1069.106
Purchasing and Accounting Procedures


Except as provided by Section 1069.112 (Construction or Equipment Purchase Contracts), the board may prescribe:


procedures for the acquisition of goods or services, including the method and manner of making purchases and expenditures by and for the district; and


all accounting and control procedures.


In making purchases, the board may determine the method of purchase that provides the best value to the district, including:


competitive bidding;


competitive sealed proposals;


catalogue purchase;


a group purchasing program; or


an open market contract.


In determining what is the best value to the district, the board shall consider:


the purchase price;


the reputation of the vendor and of the vendor’s goods or services;


the quality of the vendor’s goods or services;


the extent to which the goods or services meet the district’s needs;


the vendor’s past relationship with the district;


the total long-term cost to the district of acquiring the vendor’s goods or services; and


any other relevant factor that a private business entity would consider in selecting a vendor.


The state auditor may audit purchases of goods or services by the district.


To the extent of any conflict, this section prevails over any other law relating to the purchasing of goods and services.


Chapters 2151 (General Provisions) and 2254 (Professional and Consulting Services), Government Code, do not apply to purchases of goods and services made under this section.


The board may incur an obligation, including a lease or lease-purchase agreement for real property, facilities, or equipment for use in the hospital system, payable from the pledged sales and use tax revenue of the district.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
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