|(a) Establishing a unit rate, whether or not it is a result of a statewide cost study or an individual budget, requires consideration of factors that include the following: (1) expected cost must be reasonable and necessary for the service; (2) cost must be allowable according to federal, state, and departmental regulations, laws, and policies; (3) cost must be properly allocated and consistent with generally accepted accounting principles as published by the Accounting Principles Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; (4) cost must be comparable to the going rate in the community or geographical area for the same or similar service. (b) The contract manager should periodically review the negotiated unit rate to propose operational adjustments within the contracted rate, if necessary, and to review the contractor's financial ability to comply with
the terms of the contract. Adjustments to the rate may be made by mutual agreement between Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and the contractor, subject to applicable limitations.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §732.257 adopted to be effective May 1, 1987, 12 TexReg 350; duplicated effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279.