By:  Hughes                                                       H.B. No. 3143

relating to the reverse auction process at the Texas Building and Procurement Commission. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 2155, Government Code, is amendment by adding Section 2155.0621 to read as follows: Section 2155.0621. PENALTIES. The commission may sanction or otherwise penalize a supplier who submits a winning bid through a reverse auction procedure but is unable to fulfill the requirements of the contract for which the supplier bid. The commission may impose sanctions on the supplier using methods including: (a) a monetary penalty based on a percentage of the total bid; or (b) suspension from state procurement activities for a period determined by the commission; or (c) any other sanction determined by the commission. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.