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Section 5: Purchase of Services

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Authority for Purchase of Services

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Definition of Service

The Purchase of Services method of purchase may be used on certain highway maintenance projects. The total cost of the services cannot exceed $24,999.99. Materials may be included as part of the purchase order or supplied by TxDOT. These type contracts will usually meet one of the following conditions:

  • the project does not require detailed specifictions
  • there is a need to expedite the project, or
  • it would be impractical to use the regular routine maintenance contract letting procedures

Refer to the Purchasing Manual for guidance.

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