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TITLE 34PUBLIC FINANCE
PART 1COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
CHAPTER 20TEXAS PROCUREMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER FSTATE SUPPORT SERVICES--TRAVEL AND VEHICLES
RULE §20.307Procuring Travel Agency and Other Travel Related Services

(a) This section describes the authorized methods of procurement for travel services and the specific methods for travel agency contracts.

(b) Travel Agency Contract Structure. TBPC's travel agency contracts shall contain a clear statement of the services provided and the cost associated with each service. The contracts shall also contain descriptions of other ancillary services and any other provisions necessary for the convenience of the State.

(c) Solicitation and Evaluation Procedures for Travel Agency Contracts.

  (1) TBPC is not required to competitively bid travel agency contracts.

  (2) TBPC may negotiate contracts for travel agency services.

  (3) TBPC shall solicit private sector entities to participate in negotiated contracts through effective and efficient means that ensure the best value for the State.

  (4) TBPC shall consider the following criteria when evaluating proposed travel agency services:

    (A) quantity of services;

    (B) quality of services;

    (C) price; and

    (D) any other terms or conditions required to provide the overall best value for the State.

(d) Other Contracts. TBPC may use authorized competitive or negotiated procedures for procuring travel services. TBPC shall solicit, evaluate and award contracts for travel services in a manner that achieves the best overall value for the State.


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.307 adopted to be effective December 8, 2005, 30 TexReg 8051; transferred effective September 1, 2007, as published in the Texas Register July 6, 2007, 32 TexReg 4237

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