Chapter 4: Contracting and Purchasing

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Section 1: Overview

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Purpose of Contracting and Purchasing

The Texas Department of Transportation accomplishes its maintenance mission by effectively supplementing its work force with routine maintenance contracts, preventive maintenance contracts, purchase of services, interagency contracts, state use program agreements, inmate/probation labor, and emergency contracts. Discussions of each of these valuable tools or a link to manuals that cover the subject are included in this chapter. In addition, this chapter briefly discusses material purchasing and verification of material weights.

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