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Restricted Expenditures — Contracts and Bids
Prohibited Bids or Contracts

A state agency may not accept a bid for a contract from a person or company that received payment for preparing the documents used by the agency to solicit bids from vendors for that contract. The same rule applies when awarding contracts. For more information regarding bids and contracts, see the Procurement Division (SPD) State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide PDF.


Includes an individual, a corporation, an organization, a government or governmental subdivision or agency, a business trust, an estate, a trust, a partnership, an association and any other legal entity. (Texas Government Code Section 311.005(2))
State agency
  • A department, commission, board, office or other agency in the executive branch of state gov-ernment created by the state constitution or a state statute.
  • The Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, a court of appeals or the Texas Judicial Council.
  • A university system or an institution of higher education as defined by Texas Education Code Section 61.003, except a public junior college. (Texas Government Code Section 2151.002)

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Source: Texas Government Code Section 2155.004(a).