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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, or 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