(a) COMMODITIES, EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION AND SERVICES
- In accordance with Local Government Code Section 262.023(a), the purchase of commodities, equipment and/or services (non-professional services), maintenance or construction in excess of $50,000 requires a formal/competitive bidding process. Nothing in this policy is to be construed to require the County to award a contract to other than the lowest responsible bidder as required by this state law.
- The Purchasing Department will document attempts to solicit bids or proposals from a minimum of three SMWBE for competitive purchases that are estimated to cost over $50,000 using vendor lists and/or price tabulations.
- The purchase of professional and personal services will be performed in accordance with law, County policies, the Professional Services Procurement Act (Chapter 2254 of the Texas Government Code), or the County Purchasing Act (Section 262 of the Texas Local Government Code).
(b) PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES
- County departments and offices will document attempts to solicit proposals utilizing SMWBE for the purchase of professional and personal services using vendor lists and/or price tabulations.