Sec. 45.207. AWARD OF CONTRACT. (a) A school district shall award the depository contract to the bank that submits the highest bid or the highest-ranked proposal, as determined under Subsection (c), except that the district may award the contract as provided by Subsection (a-1) if:
(1) the district:
(A) receives tying bids for the contract; or
(B) after evaluating the proposals for the contract, ranks two or more proposals equally;
(2) each bank submitting a tying bid or proposal has bid or proposed to pay the district the maximum interest rates allowed by law by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and
(3) the tying bids or proposals are otherwise equal in the judgment and discretion of the board of trustees of the district.
(a-1) In the case of tying bids or proposals, the board of trustees may award the depository contract by:
(1) determining by lot which of the banks submitting the tying bids or proposals will receive the contract; or
(2) awarding a contract to each of the banks submitting the tying bids or proposals.
(b) The board of trustees may, during the period of the contract, determine the amount of funds to be deposited in each depository bank and determine the account services offered in the bid or proposal form that are to be provided by each bank in its capacity as school district depository. All funds received by the district from or through the agency shall be deposited, at the district's option, in one depository bank or invested in a public funds investment pool created under Chapter 791, Government Code, to be designated by the district.
(c) The board of trustees of the school district shall at a regular or special meeting consider in accordance with this subsection each bid or proposal received. In determining the highest and best bid or the highest-ranked proposal, or in case of tying bids or proposals the highest and best tying bids or proposals, the board of trustees shall consider:
(1) the interest rate bid or proposed on time deposits;
(2) charges for keeping district accounts, records, and reports and furnishing checks;
(3) the ability of the bank submitting the bid or proposal to provide the necessary services and perform the duties as school district depository; and
(4) any other matter that in the judgment of the board of trustees would be to the best interest of the school district.
(d) The board of trustees of the school district has the right to reject any and all bids or proposals.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 322 (H.B. 2411), Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.Section: Previous 45.163 45.201 45.202 45.203 45.204 45.205 45.206 45.207 45.208 45.209 45.231 45.232 45.251 45.252 45.253 Next
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