Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.406
Competitive Bidding and Proposal Procedures Required for Certain Contracts


Except as otherwise provided by Section 60.4035 (Contracts: Emergency Purchases) or 60.412 (Exemptions), before a district or port authority may purchase one or more items under a contract that will require an expenditure of more than the amount authorized under Section 60.403 (Contracts: Purchases)(a) for routine purchases or contracts, the port commission of that district or port authority must comply with the competitive bidding requirements or proposal procedures provided by this subchapter or Subchapter O. All bids must be sealed.


The competitive bidding and proposal requirements provided by this subchapter and Subchapter O apply only to contracts for which payment will be made from current funds or bond funds.


In applying the competitive bidding procedures and proposal procedures, all separate, sequential, or component purchases of items ordered or purchased from the same supplier by the same officer, entity, or department, purchased with the intent of avoiding the requirements of this subchapter or Subchapter O, shall be treated as if they are part of a single purchase and a single contract.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 31, 1987. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 757, Sec. 23, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 632, Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 415 (H.B. 1972), Sec. 4, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1191 (H.B. 3785), Sec. 5, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 26.009, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2770), Sec. 15, eff. June 17, 2011.
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