Competitive Procurement Options

  • Texas Education Code 44.031 (a) states that all contracts, except contracts for the purchase of produce or vehicle fuel, valued at $50,000 or more in the aggregate, for each 12-month period are to be made by the method that provides the best value to the district. The law enumerates several options for competitive procurement that are available to school districts. These options include:


    • Competitive bidding


    • Competitive sealed proposals


    • Request for proposals, for services other than construction services


    • Interlocal contracts


    • Design-build contracts


    • Contract to construct, rehabilitate, alter, or repair facilities that involves using a construction manager; or


    • Job order contract for the minor construction, repair, rehabilitation, or alternation of a facility


    • The reverse auction procedure as defined by Section 2155.062(d), Government Code


    • The formation of a political subdivision corporation under Section 304.001, Local Government Code