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TITLE 34PUBLIC FINANCE
PART 1COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
CHAPTER 20TEXAS PROCUREMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER CPROCUREMENT
RULE §20.81General

(a) The commission has instituted and maintains an effective and economical system for purchasing supplies, materials, services, and equipment for State of Texas agencies subject to biennium general appropriations acts.

(b) It shall be the policy of the commission to perform purchasing services for qualified entities when the commission considers it feasible. The program to provide purchasing services for qualified entities shall be known as the Cooperative Purchasing Program and may include:

  (1) the extension of term contract prices;

  (2) solicitation of bids on the open market or schedule for items desired;

  (3) provision of information and technical assistance; and

  (4) the availability of information regarding catalogue purchase procedure for automated information systems.

(c) The commission shall charge a participating qualified entity an amount not to exceed the costs incurred by the commission in providing purchasing services under this program. The fees shall be reviewed periodically and adjusted as required to ensure recovery of costs incurred to operate the program.


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.81 adopted to be effective August 9, 1990, 15 TexReg 4301; amended to be effective October 17, 1991, 16 TexReg 5509; amended to be effective July 21, 1994, 19 TexReg 5351; transferred effective September 1, 2007, as published in the Texas Register July 6, 2007, 32 TexReg 4237

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