SB 262 - What You Need to Know
Jun 27 2017
The Department of Information Resources (DIR) has received inquiries concerning Senate Bill 262 (SB 262) of the 85th Legislative Session that becomes law on September 1, 2017.
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A clear reading of SB 262, Section 2, is that the section of the legislation in question relates to the purchase of automated information systems through Texas Multiple Award Schedule (TXMAS) contracts, not through the DIR cooperative contracts program. Local governments purchasing through DIR’s cooperative contracts program do not have to comply with thresholds defined in Section 2157.068, Texas Government Code, because the thresholds only apply to state agencies, and local governments are not statutorily defined as a “state agency."