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Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2585 would authorize governmental entities to implement a pre-qualification process to eliminate unqualified offerors for consideration for a civil works project, and specify requirements and authorizations with regards to the process. The bill would also list the factors the entity may consider during the pre-qualification process. If a potential offeror has been involved in litigation or arbitration with a governmental entity related to a construction project, the potential offeror would be required to provide to the entity the name of the parties involved and a brief description of the nature and outcome of the litigation or arbitration.
Also, the bill requires that the weighted value assigned to price for civil works projects must be at least 50 percent of the total weighted value of all selection criteria. If the entity determines that assigning a lower weighted value to price is in the public interest, the entity would be allowed to assign to price a weighted value of not less than 40 percent of the total weighted value of all selection criteria.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 2585 because it does not affect our liberty principles.