City Of Arcadia Charter Information

Section 1212. CONTRACTS ON PUBLIC WORKS.

Every contract involving an expenditure of more than Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) for public works construction or improvement shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder after notice by publication in a

newspaper of general circulation by two (2) insertions, the first of which shall be at least ten (10) days before the time for opening bids. The Council may reject any and all bids presented and may readvertise at its

discretion. Such contract may be let without advertising for bids if such purchase shall be deemed by the Council to be of urgent necessity for the preservation of life, health, or property and shall be authorized by

resolution passed by at least four (4) affirmative votes of the Council and containing a declaration of the facts constituting the urgency. The Council shall have the right to waive any minor informality, technicality,

variance or alteration in a bid. This section shall not apply to work done by the City with its own personnel if the Council determines that such work can be performed more economically by City forces than by contracting for such work.

Municipal Code

ARTICLE II-ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 8-PURCHASING SYSTEM, PART 4 PROCEDURE, DIVISION 2 PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT CONTRACT PROCEDURES

SECTION 2842 – WHEN REQUIRED

Public Works Projects, as defined in this Chapter, involving an expenditure of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) or more shall be let to the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder in accordance with Section 1212 of the City Charter, such additional procedures that may be established in the Purchasing Procedure Manual.