(a) The district may contract with any person to construct or improve any part of
a jail facility.
(b) Construction contracts requiring an expenditure of more than $50,000 may be made
only after competitive bidding as provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 271. 1
(c) After a construction contract is awarded, if the district determines that additional
work is needed or if the character or type of work, facilities, or improvements should
be changed, the board may authorize change orders to the contract on terms the board
approves. The board may grant authority to an official or employee responsible for purchasing
or for administering a contract to approve a change order that involves an increase
or decrease of $50,000 or less. A change made under this subsection may not increase or decrease the total cost
of the contract by more than 25 percent.
(d) A construction contract must contain or have attached to it the specifications,
plans, and details for work included in the contract, and work shall be done according
to those plans and specifications under the supervision of the district.
(e) A construction contract must be in writing and signed by an authorized representative
of the district and the contractor.
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