Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.411
Bond Requirements


(a)

If a contract is for the construction of public works or a contract amount exceeds $50,000, the bid specifications or request for proposal may require the bidder to furnish a good and sufficient bid bond in the amount of five percent of the total contract price. A district or port authority may require that the bond be executed with a surety company:

(1)

authorized to do business in this state; and

(2)

listed on the United States Department of Treasury List of Approved Sureties.

(b)

Not later than the 10th day after the date of the signing of a contract or issuance of a contract or purchase order, the bidder or proposal offerer shall furnish a performance bond to the district or port authority, if required by a district or port authority, for the full amount of the contract if the contract exceeds $50,000.

(c)

If a contract is for $50,000 or less, a district or port authority may provide in the bid notice or request for proposal that money will not be paid to the contractor until completion and acceptance of the work or fulfillment of the purchase obligation to the district or port authority.

(d)

Bidders or proposal offerers for contracts subject to Chapter 2253 (Public Work Performance and Payment Bonds), Government Code, are required to furnish a bond as provided by that article, except that a district or port authority may require that the bond be executed with a surety company listed on the United States Department of Treasury List of Approved Sureties.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 31, 1987. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 170, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(17), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1191 (H.B. 3785), Sec. 7, eff. June 19, 2009.
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