By Nixon                                              H.C.R. No. 83
       74R5566 MDR-D
                                 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
    1-1        WHEREAS, CW Systems, Inc., alleges that:
    1-2              (1)  on or about April 24, 1991, CW Systems, Inc., a
    1-3  software development business, entered into a formal contract with
    1-4  the University of Houston System to convert and install The
    1-5  University of Texas System payroll program onto the University of
    1-6  Houston System DEC VAX computers;
    1-7              (2)  the conversion was to be completed on or about
    1-8  August 31, 1991, but by agreement the University of Houston System
    1-9  extended the deadline to December 31, 1991, so that requested
   1-10  changes could be made;
   1-11              (3)  before the completion of the payroll project, The
   1-12  University of Texas System substantially upgraded and improved its
   1-13  payroll system;
   1-14              (4)  the University of Houston System, through its
   1-15  consultant, instructed CW Systems, Inc., to cease converting the
   1-16  old payroll program and install the new payroll program;
   1-17              (5)  CW Systems, Inc., made the requested changes and
   1-18  converted the new payroll program onto the University of Houston
   1-19  System computers;
   1-20              (6)  in November 1992, CW Systems, Inc., filed suit
   1-21  against the University of Houston System to recover compensation in
   1-22  the amount of $800,000, owed to them for the additional work done
   1-23  on the installation and conversion of the new payroll system; and
   1-24              (7)  the University of Houston System has wrongfully
    2-1  withheld payment, and CW Systems, Inc., is entitled to damages
    2-2  because of the delays and additional costs incurred in performing
    2-3  the additional work; now, therefore, be it
    2-4        RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That CW
    2-5  Systems, Inc., is granted permission to sue the State of Texas and
    2-6  the University of Houston System subject to Chapter 107, Civil
    2-7  Practice and Remedies Code; and, be it further
    2-8        RESOLVED, That the chancellor of the University of Houston
    2-9  System be served process as provided by Section 107.002(a)(3),
   2-10  Civil Practice and Remedies Code.