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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 391PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES BY THE TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER AINTRODUCTION
RULE §391.101Purpose

(a) This chapter provides general criteria to govern the purchase of goods and services by HHSC that are efficient, economical, and achieve procurement objectives.

(b) The requirements of this chapter are established to accomplish the following objectives:

  (1) achieve the best value for taxpayers;

  (2) ensure that goods and services are procured in a manner that protects the State's best financial interest and the health and safety of Texans;

  (3) ensure that the procurement of goods and services effectively support the mission, operations, and programs;

  (4) support the delivery of services and benefits that best meet the needs of clients;

  (5) promote fairness and competition for government contracts;

  (6) generate economies of scale through group, coordinated, and other combined purchasing arrangements;

  (7) encourage flexible procurement and business relationships, including the use of proven governmental and commercial practices that streamline the procurement process and emphasize results rather than process;

  (8) promote timely, high quality, and responsive performance by contractors;

  (9) encourage and reward the continuing participation of quality contractors;

  (10) support agency strategic planning and initiatives; and

  (11) comply with §2155.144, Texas Government Code.

(c) The procedures prescribed by this chapter, and the rules and policies adopted and implemented by HHSC must, to the greatest extent practicable, promote fair and open competition for purchase awards and contracts.


Source Note: The provisions of this §391.101 adopted to be effective June 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 3632

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