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Rule §212.31 Expedited Requests

Published: 2015

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(a) In the event a state agency experiences an unforeseeable
circumstance that requires immediate attention but is not considered
an Emergency Procurement as defined in 34 TAC §20.32(21), the
state agency may submit an expedited request for certification. The
department shall issue a written certification or denial within a
maximum of three (3) business days of receipt of the expedited request
for certification.
(b) The expedited request for certification must include
a statement from the head of the requesting state agency, or his/her
designee, describing the circumstances and justification for expedited
review by the department.
(c) If the department has not issued a written denial
of the expedited request for certification within three (3) business
days following the date of its receipt of the request, or the date
of receipt of requested additional information, the expedited request
for certification shall be deemed to have been issued for the period
of time described in the expedited exemption request.

Source Note: The provisions of this §212.31 adopted to be effective March 19, 2014, 39 TexReg 1927