|(a) Contract administration deals with the administration
of goods and services based on federal regulations and state law.
The Department may implement additional requirements to meet the particular
needs of certain program areas if those requirements do not conflict
with the provisions of this chapter. The Health and Human Services
Commission (HHSC) conducts all Department purchases for goods and
services on the basis of the best value to the State and the Department,
in accordance with HHSC purchasing rules located at 1 TAC Chapter
391 (relating to Purchase of Goods and Services by Health and Human
(b) Sections 732.271 - 732.273 of this title (relating
to Settlement of Subcontract Claims, Notice to Contractor of Determination,
and Submission of Evidence do not apply to Title XIX funds.