Texas Lawmakers Weigh Bidding Requirement For Legal Work

Law360, Dallas (September 27, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A state agency and the state's chief auditor told a Texas House committee Thursday it should change the way government awards contracts for legal work and other professional services and potentially require competitive bidding for contracts worth more than $1 million.

At an interim hearing of the House State Affairs Committee studying the state’s government contracts, the General Land Office testified it could save money if the law were changed to address the cost of professional services. Committee Chair Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, was receptive to...
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