Sec. 2156.181: Interstate Compacts and Cooperative Agreements for Procurements

(a) The comptroller may enter into one or more compacts, interagency agreements, or cooperative purchasing agreements directly with one or more state governments, agencies of other states, or other governmental entities or may participate in, sponsor, or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement through an entity that facilitates those agreements for the purchase of goods or services if the comptroller determines that the agreement would be in the best interest of the state.

(a-1) A compact or agreement described by this section may not be used to purchase services that are defined as part of the practice of engineering under Section 1001.003, Occupations Code, or architecture under Section 1051.001, Occupations Code.

(b) The comptroller may adopt rules to implement this section.


Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 426, Sec. 9, eff. June 18, 1999.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 326 (S.B. 20), Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2015.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 582 (H.B. 3342), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1071 (H.B. 1524), Sec. 68, eff. September 1, 2019.