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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 6. PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

(b) The training must provide the contract manager with information regarding how to: (61398)

(1) fairly and objectively select and negotiate with the most qualified contractor; (61399)

(2) establish prices that are cost-effective and that reflect the cost of providing the service; (61400)

(3) include provisions in a contract that hold the contractor accountable for results; (61401)

(4) monitor and enforce a contract; (61402)

(5) make payments consistent with the contract; (61403)

(6) comply with any requirements or goals contained in the contract management guide; (61404)

(7) use and apply advanced sourcing strategies, techniques, and tools; (61405)

(8) maintain required documentation for contracting decisions, changes to a contract, and problems with a contract; (61406)

(9) create a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy; (61407)

(10) create a plan for potential problems with the contract; (61408)

(11) develop an accurate and comprehensive statement of work; and (61409)

(12) complete the contract and evaluate performance under the contract. (61410)

(c) Each state agency shall ensure that the agency's contract managers complete the training developed under this section. (61411)

(d) The comptroller shall administer training under this section and may assess a fee for the training in an amount sufficient to recover the comptroller's costs under this section. (61412)

(e) The comptroller shall certify contract managers who have completed the contract management training required under this section. (61413)

(f) A state agency may develop qualified contract manager training to supplement the training required under this section. The comptroller may incorporate the training developed by the agency into the training program under this section. (61414)

(g) The comptroller shall adapt the training required under this section and administer an abbreviated training program meeting the relevant training requirements under this section for state agency employees, other than contract managers, with contract management duties. (61415)

(h) This section does not apply to: (61416)

(1) an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code; or (61417)

(2) a contract manager whose contract management duties relate primarily to contracts described by Section 2262.002(b). (61418)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1422, Sec. 5.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 309, Sec. 7.22, eff. June 18, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 785, Sec. 47, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (61419)

Amended by: (61420)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1081 (H.B. 2918), Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2007. (61421)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1227 (S.B. 1681), Sec. 3, eff. November 1, 2013. (61422)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 326 (S.B. 20), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2015. (61423)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Section 2262.053 by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 526 (S.B. 255), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017. (61424)

Sec. 656.053. TRAINING FOR GOVERNING BODIES. (61425)(Text)

(a) In this section, "state agency" has the meaning assigned by Section 2056.001. (61426)

(a-1) The comptroller shall adapt the program developed under Section 656.052 to provide an abbreviated program for training the members of the governing bodies of state agencies. The training may be provided together with other required training for members of state agency governing bodies. (61427)

(b) All members of the governing body of a state agency shall complete at least one course of the training provided under this section. This subsection does not apply to a state agency that does not enter into any contracts. (61428)

(c) The comptroller may assess a fee for the training provided under this section in an amount sufficient to recover the comptroller's costs under this section. (61429)

(d) This section does not apply to the Texas Transportation Commission. (61430)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1227 (S.B. 1681), Sec. 4, eff. November 1, 2013. (61431)

Amended by: (61432)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 326 (S.B. 20), Sec. 20, eff. September 1, 2015. (61433)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Section 2262.0535 by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 526 (S.B. 255), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017. (61434)

Sec. 656.054. PURCHASING AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRAINING BY COMPTROLLER. (61435)(Text)

(a) The comptroller shall develop training programs provided by the comptroller under this subchapter to meet the needs of state agencies. (61436)

(b) Each year a state agency shall estimate the number of employees requiring purchasing or contract management training and report the anticipated training needs of the state agency to the comptroller in the manner and form prescribed by the comptroller. (61437)

(c) On an annual basis the comptroller shall assess the number of employees requiring purchasing or contract management training and shall maintain a regular schedule of classes to accommodate that number. (61438)

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