|(a) Pursuant to Government Code, §2155.065, the
comptroller is authorized to make contracts for the purchase of goods
and services from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
for use by other qualified ordering entities. The commission may notify
agencies of the availability of TDCJ-produced goods and services by
issuing catalog pages listing the approved items in a manner suited
to the product available for purchase.
(b) State agencies must purchase such items from TDCJ
unless a written waiver has been secured from TDCJ.
(c) Orders for such items will be placed with TDCJ
in a manner mutually agreed upon. For purchases within an agency's
delegated authority, items not on contract may be ordered directly
from TDCJ based on formal or informal quotations as appropriate for
the value of the purchase.