City Of Bell Charter Information

Section 1111. CONTRACTS ON PUBLIC WORKS.  Except, as hereinafter expressly provided, every contract involving an expenditure of more than $25,000 for the construction of improvement (excluding maintenance and repair) of public buildings, works, streets, drains, sewers, utilities, and each separate purchase of materials or supplies for the same, where the expenditure required for such purchase shall exceed the sum of $25,000, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder.

The City Council may reject any and all bids presented and may readvertise in its discretion. After rejecting bids, or if no bids are received, or without advertising for bids if the total amount of the contract or project is $50,000 or less, then the City Council may declare and determine that in its opinion, the work in question may be performed better or more economically by the City with its own employees, or that the materials or supplies may be purchased at a lower price in the open market, and after the adoption of a resolution to this effect by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total memebers of the City Council, it may proceed to have said work done or such materials or supplies purchased in the manner stated, without further observance of the provisions of this Section. The limitations as provided in this Section may be increased by adoption of a resolution by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the total members of the City Council.

Projects for the extension, construction or improvement of any public utility system operated by the City or for the purchase of supplies or equipment for any such project or any such utility may be excepted from the requirements of this Section by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total members of the City Council.

Municipal Code

3.12.130 Contracts for public works projects.

A. Compliance With Public Contract Code. Contracts for public works projects, as defined in Public Contract Code Sections 1101 and 20161, shall be let in compliance with the California

Public Contract Code, including, without limitation, Public Contract Code Section 20160 et seq.