Texas Water Code

Sec. § 61.118
Construction Contracts


Except as provided in this section, the provisions of Chapter 3, Title 128, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, governing water control and preservation districts which relate to advertising for, awarding, and performing contracts for the construction of improvements and work authorized by law shall apply to construction contracts made under this subchapter.


The bidder’s deposit for a construction contract shall be five percent of the amount bid, and the contractor’s bond shall be for not less than 25 percent of the contract price.


The contract shall be signed by at least two of the commissioners, and the partial payments made under the contract shall not be more than 90 percent of the contract price.


In case of public calamity or extreme emergency which makes it necessary to act at once to preserve the property of the district and its residents or in case of unforeseen damage to the property or equipment of the district, the provisions of this section requiring advertisement for bids under Article 7853, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, may be waived. In any of these situations, the commission shall record in the minutes of the district that an emergency exists and the facts which gave rise to the emergency.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.

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