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TITLE 34PUBLIC FINANCE
PART 1COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
CHAPTER 20STATEWIDE PROCUREMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER ESPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING
DIVISION 2STATE SUPPORT SERVICES - TRAVEL AND VEHICLES
RULE §20.412Procuring Travel Agency and Other Travel Related Services

(a) This section describes the authorized methods of procurement for travel services and the specific methods for travel agency contracts.

(b) Travel agency contract structure. The comptroller's travel agency contracts shall contain a clear statement of the services provided and the cost associated with each service. The contracts shall also contain descriptions of other ancillary services and any other provisions necessary for the convenience of the state.

(c) Solicitation and evaluation procedures for travel agency contracts.

  (1) The comptroller is not required to competitively bid travel agency contracts.

  (2) The comptroller may negotiate contracts for travel agency services.

  (3) The comptroller shall solicit private sector entities to participate in negotiated contracts through effective and efficient means that ensure the best value for the state.

  (4) The comptroller shall consider the following criteria when evaluating proposed travel agency services:

    (A) quantity of services;

    (B) quality of services;

    (C) price; and

    (D) any other terms or conditions required to provide the overall best value for the state.

(d) Other contracts. The comptroller may use authorized competitive or negotiated procedures for procuring travel services. The comptroller shall solicit, evaluate and award contracts for travel services in a manner that achieves the best overall value for the state.


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.412 adopted to be effective January 24, 2017, 42 TexReg 237

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