City Of Santa Cruz Charter Information

Bid threshold is $100,000.

Muni code section 3.08.080 AWARD OF CONTRACTS – SUPPLIES AND SERVICES.

The city council shall establish the estimated value of service and supply contracts for which formal bidding is required. Any such contracts requiring a formal bid shall be awarded by the city council. The purchasing manager is authorized to award contracts for services and supplies for which formal bidding is not required pursuant to Section 3.08.140, Informal Bid and Small Purchases.

(Ord. 91-19 § II (part), 1991).

3.08.090 AWARD OF CONTRACTS – CONSTRUCTION.

Unless otherwise authorized by law, all city public works or improvements of estimated value greater than the formal bid amount established pursuant to Section 3.08.080 shall be executed by contract and awarded by the city, except where a specific work or improvement is authorized by the city to be performed directly by a city department or officer in conformity with detailed plans, specifications and estimates. The purchasing manager is authorized to award contracts for public works or improvements of estimated value less than said formal bid limit pursuant to Section 3.08.140 (Informal Bid and Small Purchases).

(Ord. 2002-44 (part), 2002: Ord. 2002-15 § 1, 2002: Ord. 91-19 § II (part), 1991).

Charter SECTION 1414. COMPETITIVE BIDDING.

Before making purchases of or contracts for, supplies, materials or equipment, ample opportunity shall be given for competitive bidding, under such rules and regulations and with such exceptions as the Council may prescribe in the ordinance setting up such rules and regulations.