Section 1211. CONTRACTS ON PUBLIC WORKS.
Except as hereinafter expressly provided, every contract involving an expenditure in excess of an amount as specified in Division 2, Part 3, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Public Contracts Code of California as amended from time to time, or any Successor provision thereto, for the construction or improvement (excluding maintenance and repair) of public buildings, works, streets, drains, sewers, utilities, parks and playgrounds, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder after notice by publication in the official newspaper by two or more insertions, the first of which shall be at least ten days before the time for opening bids.
The City Council may reject any and all bids presented and may readvertise in its discretion.
The City Council, without advertising for bids if the total amount of the work is less than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000),or after rejecting bids, or if no bids are received, may declare and determine that, in its opinion, based on estimates approved by the City Manager, the work in question may be performed better or more economically by the City with its own employees, and after the adoption of a resolution to this effect by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total members of the City Council, it may proceed to have said work done in the manner stated, without further observance of the provisions of this section. Such contracts likewise may be let without advertising for bids, if such work shall be deemed by the City Council to be of urgent necessity for the preservation of life, health or property, and shall be authorized by resolution passed by the affirmative vote or at least two-thirds of the total members of the City Council.
Projects for the extension, replacement or expansion of the transmission or distribution system of any existing public utility operated by the City may be excepted from the requirements of this Section by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total members of the City Council.
The City Council may by ordinance establish procedures for the procurement of materials, supplies and equipment for use in the construction or improvement of public buildings, works, streets, drains, sewers, utilities, parks and playgrounds.
(Amended November 3, 1992, filed by Secretary of State, December 21, 1992: amended November 7, 1978, filed by Secretary of State, January 2, 1979: amended November 2,1976, filed by Secretary of State, December 27. 1976.) Sections 1212, 1213, 1214 and 1215 (Repealed November 7, 2000 filed by Secretary of State February 6, 2001.)