City Of Redwood City Charter Information

Section 67. CONTRACTS:

Any public work or improvement costing more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be executed by contract, except where a specific work or improvement is authorized by the City Council based on detailed estimates submitted by the department authorized to execute such work or improvement directly. Every contract for any public work or improvement which is estimated to cost less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder after solicitation of bids without public advertisement. Every contract for any public work or improvement which is estimated to cost One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) or more shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder after public advertisement and competition as may be prescribed by ordinance. The city council shall have the power to reject any and all bids, and solicit or advertise again. All solicitations and advertisements as to contracts shall contain a reservation of the foregoing right. All contracts entered into by the city shall be signed by the city manager and any other officer or officers of the city as the council may by ordinance provide. (As amended April 13, 1954, ratified by Legislature January 13, 1975, Stats. 1955, Chapter 27; as amended March 4, 1975; certified by Secretary of State March 20, 1975; as amended April 13, 1982, certified by Secretary of State June 10, 1982; as amended November 4, 2003, certified by Secretary of State March 5, 2004.)