Senate Research Center S.B. 620
AUTHOR'S/SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
The 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, granted authority and set out guidelines for navigation districts and port authorities to select contractors for construction, maintenance, and repair projects using competitive sealed proposals. While this legislation has worked well for the most part, some port authorities have found that the 45-day evaluation period currently in statute is not long enough to thoroughly evaluate each proposal.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Section 60.463(e), Water Code, to require a navigation district, not later than the 120th, rather than 45th, day after the date of opening construction proposals, to evaluate and rank each proposal submitted.
SECTION 2. Makes application of this Act prospective.
SECTION 3. Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2005.