Texas Water Code
Sec. § 49.278


This subchapter does not apply to:


equipment, materials, or machinery purchased by the district at an auction that is open to the public;


contracts for personal or professional services or for a utility service operator;


contracts made by a district engaged in the distribution and sale of electric energy to the public;


contracts for services or property for which there is only one source or for which it is otherwise impracticable to obtain competition;


high technology procurements;


contracts for the purchase of electricity for use by the district; or


contracts for services related to compliance with a state or federal construction storm water requirement, including acquisition of permits, construction, repair, and removal of temporary erosion control devices, cleaning of silt and debris from streets and storm sewers, monitoring of construction sites, and preparation and filing of all required reports.


Sections 252.021 (Competitive Requirements for Purchases)(a) and 252.042 (Requests for Proposals for Certain Procurements), Local Government Code, apply to high technology procurements.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1070, Sec. 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1423, Sec. 18, eff. June 17, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg. ch. 248, Sec. 21, eff. June 18, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1129, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 728 (H.B. 2018), Sec. 22.004, eff. September 1, 2005.
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