TCCD has an interlocal agreement that allows local units of government to cooperate in a beneficial activity such as owning and operating a trail. The agreement is written by representatives from each participating local government unit, and approved by their respective governing bodies. The interlocal agreement establishes a Trial Management Commission composed of representatives appointed by the participating government units.
TCCD’s purchasing department will make every effort possible to utilize local Small M/WBE businesses in the bid process. The purchasing department is cognizant of building best value in relationships doing business with the community it serves. To this end the purchasing department will work very closely with the Small M/WBE Program to look for opportunities.
CATALOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS VENDOR
TCCD utilizes the Catalog Information Systems Vendor (CISV) Purchasing Program to allow qualified entities (state agencies and political subdivisions) to purchase automated information systems products and/or services in an efficient, cost-effective, and competitive procurement method. To ensure appropriations are used wisely and in the best interest of the entity and taxpayers, the entity should attempt to remove all barriers that impede competition. Using comprehensive vendor lists, rotation of catalog vendors, and limiting proprietary specifications should ensure competition.
Exemption DeclaratioN—Technology Access Clause—First Responders Texas Government Code Chapter 2157.005 allows an exemption to the basic Technology Access Clause, currently listed in the on-line and printed versions of the Texas Standard Instructions, Terms and Conditions, Other Provisions (Section XI G), enacted as a result of SB 1155, 78th Legislative Session. The exemption pertains to the purchase of wireless communication device(s) to be used by “first responders” to a public safety emergency.