City Of Merced Charter Information

3.04.220 – Written contract.

Pursuant to Section 1109 of the Charter, every project, not otherwise exempt by the Charter, involving an expenditure of more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for the construction or improvement of public buildings, works, streets, drains, sewers, utilities, parks and playgrounds shall be let by written contract with the lowest responsible bidder in accordance with the procedure described in this article. The expenditure threshold set forth above shall be adjusted as required by Section 1109 of the Charter.

(Ord. 2298 § 1, 2008: Ord. 1241 § 1 (part), 1979: prior code § 2.30(A)).

3.04.221 – Administrative regulations.

The finance officer shall prepare administrative regulations for consideration by the city manager to implement the provisions of Section 3.04.220 hereof.

(Ord. 2298 § 2, 2008).

3.04.230 – Notice inviting bids.

Notices inviting bids shall be published by the purchasing supervisor at least once in the official newspaper, and the first such notice shall be published at least ten (10) days before the date of opening the bids. In addition to the published notice, the purchasing supervisor shall serve the best interests of the city through soliciting bids from prospective vendors and contractors by direct mail requests, by notice on official city bulletin boards, or by any other means which he determines to be advantageous to the city. Notices inviting bids shall include a general description of the materials, supplies, equipment or contractual services to be purchased, shall state where bid blanks and written specifications may be secured, and shall designate the date, time and place for opening bids.

(Amended during 8-08 supplement; Ord. 1241 § 1 (part), 1979: prior code § 2.30(B)).