By: Janek S.B. No. 620
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the deadline for evaluating and ranking competitive
sealed proposals for certain construction services submitted to a
navigation district or port authority.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 60.463(e), Water Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(e) The district shall receive, publicly open, and read
aloud the names of the offerors and, if any are required to be
stated, all prices stated in each proposal. Not later than the
45th] day after the date of opening the proposals, the
district shall evaluate and rank each proposal submitted in
relation to the published selection criteria.
SECTION 2. Section 60.463(e), Water Code, as amended by
this Act, applies only to a request for proposals, bids, or
qualifications published or distributed by a navigation district or
port authority on or after the effective date of this Act. A
request for proposals, bids, or qualifications published or
distributed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the
law in effect at the time the request was published or distributed,
and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.