City Of San Diego Charter Information

Municipal Code
Article 2: Administrative Code
Division 31: Public Works Contracts
§ 22.3105 Use of City Forces

(a) City forces shall not be used on a public works project if the cost of using City forces exceeds $100,000 unless the City Council has approved use of City forces on the project. When City Council approval is required, the City Manager shall indicate justification for the use of City forces and shall indicate whether the work can be done by City forces more economically than if let by contract.

(b) The City Manager may exercise his or her discretion of the use of City forces on a public works project when the cost of using City forces does not exceed $100,000.

(“Use of City Forces” added 6–29–1998 by O–18532 N.S.)
(Amended 4-23-2012 by O-20148 N.S.; effective 5-23-2012.)
§ 22.3107 Award of Public Works Contracts

(a) Major public works contracts of $1,000,000 or more shall be awarded through a competitive process according the project delivery method:

(1) Design-build contracts shall be awarded pursuant to Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 33 or 34 of the Municipal Code.

(2) Job order contracts shall be awarded to the responsible and reliable bidder with the lowest total unit cost.

(3) Construction manager at risk contracts shall be awarded pursuant to

Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 38 of the Municipal Code

(4) All other major public works contracts of $1,000,000 or more shall be awarded to the lowest responsible and reliable bidder.

(b) Major public works contracts of more than $500,000 and less than $1,000,000 shall be awarded through a competitive process pursuant to Section 22.3107(a), except that the City Manager may include a bid discount pursuant to Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 36 of the Municipal Code.

(c) Minor public works contracts shall be awarded through a competitive process pursuant to Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 36 of the Municipal Code.

(“Award of Public Works Contracts” added 4-23-2012 by O-20148 N.S.; effective 5-23-2012.)