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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 391PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES BY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER ECOOPERATIVE PURCHASING METHODS
RULE §391.217Responsibilities of Participating Purchasing Entities

A purchasing entity that wishes to participate in, sponsor, conduct, or purchase under a cooperative purchasing arrangement must:

  (1) Ensure that the purchasing entity has sufficient legal authority to participate in and is not otherwise legally prohibited from participating in the cooperative purchasing arrangement;

  (2) Obtain official action by the governing body or chief executive officer that authorizes participation in the cooperative purchasing arrangement;

  (3) File a copy of such authorization with purchasing entity that originated the specific cooperative purchase or cooperative purchasing arrangement;

  (4) Execute a written agreement with the lead purchasing entity or members of the cooperative purchasing arrangement that complies with § 391.231 of this chapter;

  (5) Ensure that the proposed use of goods or services purchased through a cooperative purchasing arrangement is for a proper public or corporate purpose of the entity;

  (6) Issue a properly executed purchase order or instrument for goods or services under the cooperative purchasing arrangement;

  (7) Inspect and receive goods or approve and accept services or deliverables; and

  (8) Pay for good or services ordered under the cooperative purchasing arrangement.


Source Note: The provisions of this §391.217 adopted to be effective December 19, 2000, 25 TexReg 12371

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