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9 Document(s) [ Subject: Competitive bidding ]

Committee: House Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Accenture LLP | Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Government transparency | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | IBM | Identity requirements | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Local government contracts | Occupational licenses | Privatization | Roofing | Rules and regulations | Social networking websites | State agencies | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas State Data Center |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G747r
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [161 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations on purchasing cooperatives created under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code, including the bid process and the role of inter-local contracts. Clarify for consistency the following terms: purchasing cooperatives, inter-local contracts, and inter-local agreements.
2. Examine the utilization of alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and construction-manager-at-risk, by municipalities, water districts, and authorities, and other local governmental entities since the passage of HB 1886, 80th Legislature.
3. Examine interagency agreements and charges for providing information or personal identification documents at the request of a state agency to fulfill day-to-day operations at the expense of the requesting state agency.
4. Examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
5. Examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
7. Find ways to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Hearing materials, April 16, 2012, Hearing notice, agenda, and testimony on interim charge 2 (alternative delivery) and interim charge 3 (interagency billing)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 G747R 82 2012: APR 16
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View document [276 pages  File size: 20,896 kb]
Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Competitive bidding | Electronic security | Energy conservation | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Rules and regulations | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G747o
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [36 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the costs and benefits of cost-­effectiveness analysis in state agency rule making and consider the development of cost-­effectiveness standards for all state agencies.
2. Examine ways to ensure the protection of state information and electronic data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
3. Study the state bidding process, auto-­renew clauses in contracts, and contract management protocols to ensure truly competitive bidding and the highest-­quality service for taxpayers at the best price.
4. Evaluate state policy regarding energy savings performance contracts and determine whether policy changes are needed to ensure that state agencies and institutions of higher education obtain their contractually guaranteed savings so that all contract costs are recovered.
5. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Government Organization, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Anabolic steroids | Competitive bidding | Dallas, Texas | Lobbyists | Nuisance abatement | School district purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 G286
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 4,488 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Analyze the various education agency actions regarding the use of anabolic steroids by public school students.
2. Research, review and investigate the expenditures of taxpayer money by local government and school boards to lobby the Legislature. Research, review and investigate attempts by school district officials to skirt competitive bidding requirements with respect to facility renovation and construction contracts, and other relevant contracts, through the use of improper procurement contracts with associations or other school districts. (Joint charge with House Public Education.)
3. Monitor the use of nuisance abatement authority by the city of Dallas and investigate unresolved issues pertaining to allegations of possible civil rights violations that may have been committed under color of law by local government. (Joint interim charge with House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.)
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Air transportation | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Emissions | Highway finance | Homeland security | North American Free Trade Agreement | Semi-trailer trucks | State government contracts | Terrorism | Texas Mobility Fund | Traffic | Truck inspection stations |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 t687
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,628 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study long-term financing options for mobility in Texas. Consider the most efficient and productive ways to fund the mobility fund, contingent upon its approval by the voters. Otherwise, consider additional options for long-term highway funding. Assess the effects of low-bid versus design-build contracting methods. Consider adoption of a level of service for mobility in Texas.
2. Review and consider all issues related to truck transportation at the international border, including (a) the security and efficiency at check points, (b) truck safety, including compliance with weight regulations, and (c) the continuing impact of NAFTA, including commercial vehicle inspections.
3. Gather information about the security of general aviation, rail and truck transportation, and Texas seaports. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
4. Study the need for general aviation facilities and identify potential resources that could be used to support additional facilities.
5. Consider opportunities to mitigate air quality problems in non-attainment areas by corridors or special routing of long-haul traffic, including interstate or NAFTA-related traffic.
6. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature / Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Building codes | Competitive bidding | Councils of government | County government | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Design/build process | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | State government contracts | Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 l786
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 7,243 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the potential benefits offered through the "design-build" form of bidding, which allows engineers, architects, and builders to form teams and bid on state projects in contrast to the current method which mandates that each entity bid separately. The Committee shall compare the State of Texas practices to other states and to the private sector and evaluate the "design-build" option as it relates to buildings, roads, and other publicly funded projects.
2. Study the funding and expenditures of Councils of Government (COGs) and examine the changing relationship between COGs and the state and federal governments since 1982. The Committee shall monitor the compliance by COGS regarding publication of financial statements, as referenced in the General Appropriations Bill, HB 1, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Review the statutory authority granted to local governments to regulate the development of residential subdivisions. The Committee shall identify conflicting provisions and make recommendations to clarify existing statutes.
4. Monitor the implementation of SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session relating to municipal annexation.
5. Examine the powers, functions and programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). The committee's report will assess the methodology used in allocating the various housing funds and resources, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and the Housing Trust Fund, and the compliance by the agency with that methodology, and address whether the programs administered by TDHCA and the TSAHC meet the affordable housing demands of targeted population groups throughout the State of Texas.
Committee: Joint Historically Underutilized Businesses, Select
Title: Interim report - State procurement options
Library Catalog Title: The Texas challenge : broadening the competitive edge : a report examining the expansion of state procurement opportunities.
Subjects: Competitive bidding | Minority contractors | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h629
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 2,132 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Oversee a study on how the state will be able to reach the goal for state agencies and universities to purchase 30 percent of their goods and services from "historically underutilized businesses." The study will include a list of certified businesses by industry group and location that should be of use to state agencies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Historically Underutilized Businesses, Select
Title: Interim report - Disparity study
Library Catalog Title: State of Texas disparity study : a report to the Texas Legislature as mandated by H.B. 2626, 73rd Legislature.
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h629d
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [387 pages  File size: 14,114 kb]
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Commerce, Texas Department of | Competitive bidding | Condominiums | Economic development | General contractors | Occupational licenses | Retail industry | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 b964
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [142 pages  File size: 5,057 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the concept of a separate department of industrial standards to oversee the regulation of air conditioning contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc.
2. Compare Texas' condominium housing laws and regulations with those of other states and determine the need for revision. Should the need for revision exist, begin preparation of legislation to be introduced at the beginning of the 68th legislative session. Begin preparation of a bill to be filed in the next legislative session amending the Texas Uniform Condominium Act.
3. Study the possibility of creating a Texas Department of Commerce and Tourism by combining the Travel Division of Texas Highways and Public Transportation, the Texas Tourist Development Agency, the Texas Industrial Commission, the Texas Film Commission and other related agencies.
4. Study the effects of the Texas Blue Law and its impact on the state's economy and the ramifications on employees and morale attitudes.
5. Study private enterprise vs. government in terms of bidding on state projects and providing certain services.

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