City Of Long Beach Charter Information

Charter

Section 1800. Form and Execution

The City shall not be and is not bound by any contract, except as otherwise provided herein, unless the same is made in writing, by order of the City Council, and signed by the City Manager or by another officer authorized to do so by the City Manager. The approval of the form of the contract by the City Attorney shall be endorsed thereon before the same shall be signed on behalf of the City. The City Council, by ordinance duly adopted, may authorize the City Manager, or any commission or agent of the City, with the written approval of the City Manager, to bind the City without a contract in writing for the payment of services, supplies, materials, equipment and labor or other valuable consideration furnished to the City in an amount not exceeding the limit established by ordinance of the City Council. The Board of Harbor Commissioners and the Board of Water Commissioners may authorize contracts, in writing or otherwise, without advertising for bids, for the payment of services, supplies, materials, equipment and labor or other valuable consideration furnished to the City in an amount not exceeding the limit established by ordinance of the City Council.

Municipal Code

2.84.010 – Authority of city purchasing agent and others to contract.

The City purchasing agent, with the written approval of and in accordance with procedures provided by the City Manager, and such faithful performance bonds as the City Manager may deem reasonably necessary, is hereby authorized to bind the City through the issuance of a purchase order without advertising for bids for the purchase of services, labor, supplies, materials, goods, or other valuable consideration furnished to the City for amounts not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) and, if the purchase will be reimbursed by state or federal grant funds relating to homeland security, for amounts not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

Other persons categorized as managers in each City department, with the written approval of and in accordance with procedures provided by the City Manager or by the Water Commission or Harbor Commission, after recommendation by the head of the department, are hereby authorized to bind the City through the issuance of a purchase order without advertising for bids for the purchase of services, labor, supplies, materials, goods or other valuable consideration furnished to the City for amounts not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

(Ord. C-7922 § 1, 2004; Ord. C-7650 § 1, 1999; Ord. C-6454 § 1, 1988; Ord. C-5745 § 1, 1981; Ord. C-5378 § 1, 1978; prior code § 2730)