The District Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of the materials, equipment, supplies, and services necessary for the District’s departments to perform their respective functions. The District strives to obtain quality goods and services at competitive prices while maintaining a fair and open environment for participating vendors. The District is committed to maximizing the taxpayer’s dollar while maintaining the highest standards of ethics, integrity, public trust, and transparency. Drainage District No. 6 operates in accordance with:
CHAPTER 60 TEXAS WATER CODE –
All purchases made by the District shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Subchapter N, Chapter 60 of the Water Code in effect on the date of the purchase, or a corresponding section of a subsequently enacted or amended state law applying to drainage districts.
CHAPTER 2252.151-2252.154, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE –
The District shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 2252.151 through Chapter 2252.154, Texas Government Code in the selection of vendors.
CHAPTER 2254, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE –
The District shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 2254, Texas Government Code, in the procurement of professional and consulting services.
SUBCHAPTER D, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE –
The District shall, whenever practicable, take advantage of the purchasing programs that have been or may be established by the Texas State Comptroller under Section 271.082 of the Local Government Code which performs purchasing services for local governments.
SUBCHAPTER F, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE –
The District shall, when ever practicable, take advantage of the cooperative purchasing programs that have been or may be established by organizations of government under Section 271.102 of the Local Government Code which perform purchasing services for local governments.
44 CFR § 13.35: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE –
Sub awards to debarred and suspended parties – The District may not award a contract or make any purchase from a vendor who is on the Suspended and Debarred Parties list when Federal funds are used in whole or in part.