Texas Local Government Code - Section 271.9051. Consideration Of Location Of Bidder's Principal Place Of Business In Certain Municipalities
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§ 271.9051. CONSIDERATION OF LOCATION OF BIDDER'S
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES. (a) This
section applies only to a municipality with a population of less
than 250,000 that is authorized under this title to purchase real
property or personal property that is not affixed to real property.
(b) In purchasing under this title any real property,
personal property that is not affixed to real property, or
services, if a municipality receives one or more competitive sealed
bids from a bidder whose principal place of business is in the
municipality and whose bid is within five percent of the lowest bid
price received by the municipality from a bidder who is not a
resident of the municipality, the municipality may enter into a
(1) the lowest bidder; or
(2) the bidder whose principal place of business is in
the municipality if the governing body of the municipality
determines, in writing, that the local bidder offers the
municipality the best combination of contract price and additional
economic development opportunities for the municipality created by
the contract award, including the employment of residents of the
municipality and increased tax revenues to the municipality.
(c) This section does not prohibit a municipality from
rejecting all bids.
(d) This section does not apply to the purchase of
telecommunications services or information services, as those
terms are defined by 47 U.S.C. Section 153.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1205, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
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