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City Of Adelanto Charter Information

Section 607. Contracts

(d)      Public Works Contracts. Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, the City shall contract for the construction or reconstruction of any public building, works, streets, drain, sewer, utility, park or playground (hereinafter “Public Project”) in the time and manner and in accordance with general law.
(i)     In determining the lowest responsible bidder, the City Council may give reasonable preferences to local contractors.
(ii)     The Council may, by ordinance, determine which contracts will require competitive bids, bonds, insurance and other such requirements, and which will not.

Municipal Code

3.15.010  Informal Bid Procedures.

A.   Chapter 3.10 notwithstanding, public projects, as defined by the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (Public Contract Code Sections 22000 et seq.), of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000.00) or less may be let to contract by informal procedures as set forth in Public Contract Code Sections 22032 et seq.

B.   Public projects of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) or less may be performed by City employees by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order.

C.   Public projects of more than one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000.00) shall, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, be let to contract by formal bidding procedure.

[Ord. No. 461, Section 3, 5/9/07.]