Local,State and Federal Laws

Local Laws

City of Galveston Charter & Ordinances

Charter: The City of Galveston is required to follow its own Charter, as well as State and Federal Laws for purchasing goods and services. For the full Charter language regarding purchasing click here

Ordinances: Ordinances regarding the requirements of purchasing are included here: Division 4 & and Division 7

State Laws

Implementation of House Bill 89 -Prohibits Contracting or Investing With Companies Who Boycott Israel

In 2017, the Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 89, which added Chapter 2270 to the Subtitle F, Title 10, Government Code to prohibit government entities from contracting with companies who boycott Israel and from investing in companies that boycott Israel. 

Implementation of Senate Bill 252 

In 2017, the Texas Legislature adopted Senate Bill 252 which added Chapter 2252 to Subtitle F, Title 10 Government Code stating “… a governmental may not enter into a contract with a company that does business with Iran, Sudan, or any known terrorist organization.

Implementation of House Bill 1295-Certificate of Interested Parties Form

In 2015, the Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 1295, which added section 2252.908 of the Government Code.  

For further information, please refer to the Texas Ethics Commission Website.

HUB Certification

Interested in becoming a Historically Underutilized Business vendor? Please visit the Comptroller’s website for more information.

State of Texas Local Government Codes

Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities - Chapter 252 is available online

Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities, Counties, and Certain Other Local Governments - Chapter 271 is available online here.

State of Texas Government Codes: Professional and Consulting Services - Chapter 2254 is available online here

Contracting and Delivery Procedures for Construction Projects - Chapter 2269 is available online here.

Federal Laws

At times the City of Galveston is awarded funding from the Federal Government, either directly as the grantee, or indirectly as a sub-grantee.  Purchases made with these funds are subject to additional procurement standards as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations.  For detailed information, you may visit the website: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations and Appendix II