Section 1109. Contracts for Public Projects.
Every project involving an expenditure of City monies of more than Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000) for the construction or improvement of public buildings, works, drains, sewers, utilities, parks and streets (exclusive of projects for maintenance and repair of streets) shall be let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder after notice by publication in the official newspaper by one or more insertions, the first of which shall be at least seven (7) days before the time for opening bids.
The Council may reject any and all bids, if deemed excessive or unsatisfactory and readvertise for bids, or provide for the work to be procured in the open market, but in no case of open market procurements shall the price paid be higher than the responsible low bid rejected.
The Council, without advertising for bids, following the adoption of a resolution declaring that the project can be performed more economically by day labor, or the materials or supplies furnished at a lower price in the open market, may have the project done in the manner stated without further complying with the provisions of this section. (Charter Amendment November 4, 1997)