News Article | July 20, 2022
|"The County Purchasing Act can take a long time, and during a disaster declaration or emergency situations the county can't afford to waste any time. Are there exceptions to the Act for emergencies?"|
Must the county comply with the County Purchasing Act during an emergency?
Tex. Local Gov't Code §262.024 contains a list of items that may be exempted from competitive bidding if the commissioners court by order grants the exemption, including for a public calamity and public health and safety. For more detailed information, please see TAC's Basics of the County Purchasing Act and Competitive Bidding handbook.