The Contract Advisory Team-Review and Delegation (CAT-RAD) section is dedicated to the review of solicitations and delegation of purchasing authority for contracts for services greater than $100,000, and coordination of the mandatory interagency Contract Advisory Team review for contracts with a value greater than $5 million.
The Contract Advisory Team (CAT) was created to assist state agencies in improving contract management practices by reviewing and making recommendations on solicitation documents and contract documents for contracts that have a value of at least $5 million or greater during the full term of the contract, including any renewals periods authorized under the contract.
Review and Delegation by the CAT-RAD section is required when state agency purchasing staff exceed the established dollar limits and are not authorized to make the purchases elsewhere in statute. If an agency exceeds the established dollar limits of $100,00 for services, it must seek delegated authority from the Comptroller's Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) to make these purchases.
Should your agency like to request a review of its boilerplate terms and conditions, they may do so annually by having the agency's procurement director submit the request and a copy of the template to 2262.Contract.Advisory.Team@cpa.texas.gov.
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