SECTION 2000. Letting of Certain Contracts.
The City Council by ordinance shall provide for a competitive method of awarding contracts for public works, services, and the purchase of materials and supplies.
Except as otherwise provided for in this article, contracts which equal or exceed the amount of twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollars shall be let by a process of competitive bidding to the lowest and best responsible bidder.
SECTION 2001. Awarding of Contracts Without Bidding.
The ordinance shall permit the award of contracts without competitive bidding in cases where the City Council has approved findings which support and justify exceptions to the competitive bidding process. Those circumstances may include, but are not limited to:
(a) Cases of emergencies;
(b) Negotiated contracts following solicitation of competitive proposals instead of sealed bids;
(c) Sole source vendors.
* See Historical Note at end of Article.
Except in emergencies, no contract shall be awarded pursuant to the exceptions provided in Section 2001 hereunder unless findings to support and justify such exception have been approved by the City Council before any request for proposal is issued.
SECTION 2002. Increase of $20,000.00 Limitation.
Commencing in 1993, the twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollar limitation provided for in this Charter with regard to the requirement for competitive bidding and the ability of the City Manager to make and execute contracts may be increased by resolution of the City Council in an amount not to exceed the percentage increase in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Consumer Price Index, “All Urban Consumers” on a year-to-year basis.
In the event that the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics is discontinued or revised, such government index or computation with which it is replaced shall be used.
* Historical Note:
Prior to the Election of 11/8/94, this Article was numbered XXIII. Article XXIII was repealed and added Election 6/2/92 effective 12/2/92. Prior history includes Election 10/12/26; Election 10/9/45 effective 1/14/46; Election 10/14/47 effective 3/3/48; Election 10/11/49 effective 12/19/49; Election 10/10/61 effective 2/13/62; Election 10/12/71 effective 12/6/71; Election 10/11/77 effective 11/2/77; Election 11/4/80 effective 12/3/80; Election 6/5/84 effective 6/26/84.
Municipal Code section 3.68.040
3.68.040 Contracts of twenty thousand dollars or more.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all contracts for supplies or services involving an expenditure of $20,000.00 or more shall be awarded by the City Council and shall be let to the lowest and best regular responsible bidder. The $20,000.00 limitation provided for in this chapter may be increased by resolution of the City Council in an amount not to exceed the percentage increase in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Consumer Price Index, All Urban Consumers on a year-to-year basis.
In the event that the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics is discontinued or revised, such government index or computation with which it is replaced shall be used. (Prior code § 3-103)