• Sole Source Information

    Definition of Sole Source
    Texas Education Code Subchapter B., Section 44.031

    X. Without complying with Subsection (a), the board of trustees of a school district may purchase an item that is available from only one source including:

    A. an item for which competition is precluded because of the existence of a patent, copyright, secret process, or monopoly;

    B. a film, manuscript, or book;

    C. a utility service including electricity, gas, water; and

    D. a captive replacement part or component for equipment.

    XI. The exceptions provided by Subsection (j) do not apply to mainframe data-processing equipment and peripheral attachments with a single-item purchase in excess of $15,000.00.

    Sole Source Affidavit