Article 40. Contracts on Public Works
Materials and Supplies
A. In the erection, improvement and repair of all public buildings and works, in all street and sewer work, and in furnishing supplies or materials for same when the expenditure required for the same shall exceed the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00), the same shall be done by contract and shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after notice by publication in the official newspaper, and security for the due execution and performance of any such contract may be required of the successful bidder. The Council may provide by ordinance for the detailed procedure for carrying out this Article.
Provided, that the Council may reject any and all bids presented and may re-advertise in their discretion, and provided further, that after rejecting bids the Council may declare and determine by an affirmative vote of five of its members that in its opinion the work in question may be more economically or satisfactorily performed by day labor, by either city employees or others, and after adoption of a resolution to this effect, it may proceed to have the same done in the manner stated without further observance of the foregoing provisions of this Article.
Provided, further, that such contracts likewise may be let without advertising for bids if such work shall be deemed by the Council to be of urgent necessity for the preservation of life, health or property, and shall be authorized by resolution passed by an affinn1i1tive vote of five Council members and containing a declaration of facts constituting such urgency.
B.The Council by ordinance shall adopt policies and procedures, including appropriate bidding regulations, governing purchases of or contracts for supplies, materials and equipment. Purchases of supplies, materials and equipment shall be made only in accordance with the adopted policies and procedures.
(Amended in June 5, 1984, general election).