Sec. 19. Public works, contracts.
Every contract involving an expenditure of more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for public works projects, including the construction of improvements of public buildings, streets, drains, sewers, utilities, parks and playgrounds shall be let either to: (1) the lowest responsible bidder, after notice by publication in the official newspaper by one or more insertions, the first of which shall be published at least ten (10) days before the time for opening bids; or (2) the best value design-builds entity or best value design-build-operate entity responding to a request for proposals.
Public works projects of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) or less may be let to contract by informal bid procedures as shall be set by the City Council by ordinance.
Public works projects of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) or less may be performed by employees of the City by force account, by negotiated contract or by purchase order.
The Council may reject any and all bids received whenever in the opinion of the City Council:
(a) The bid or bids do not strictly comply with the notice and specifications.
(b) The Council finds and determines that the proposed project or purchase should be abandoned.
(c) The Council finds and determines that the materials may be purchased more reasonably on the open market and the work done cheaper by day or City labor.
(d) The Council determines that the bids are higher than anticipated and a new call for bids would result in savings to the City.
(e) The Council determines that it would be in the best interest of the City to delay the work or purchase for an indefinite period of time.
(f) The best interests of the City would be served by a rejection of all bids.
(g) The proposal is not suitable for the project.
*19—as amended by election 4-11-67, 3-7-89 and 3-6-01.
2-6.1.02 Bid limitations.
The following bid limitations shall be in effect:
(a) Public projects of Fifteen Thousand and no/100ths ($15,000.00) Dollars or less may be performed by City employees by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order.
(b) Public projects over Fifteen Thousand and no/100ths ($15,000.00) Dollars to Fifty Thousand and no/100ths ($50,000.00) Dollars may be let to contract by informal bidding procedures.
(c) Public projects over Fifty Thousand and no/100ths ($50,000.00) Dollars shall be let to contract by formal bidding procedures.
(d) For purposes of this chapter, the terms “public works project” and “public project” shall mean: (1) construction, reconstruction, erection, alteration, renovation, improvement, or demolition, involving any facility owned, leased, or operated by the City; (2) maintenance, painting, repainting, or repair work, in excess of Fifty Thousand and no/100ths ($50,000) Dollars. The terms “public works project” and “public project” shall not include mowing, watering, trimming, pruning, planting, replacement of plants, or servicing of irrigation and sprinkler systems.
(e) For purposes of this section, the term “maintenance” shall include: (1) routine, recurring, and usual work for the preservation or protection of any facility owned or operated by the City for its intended purposes; (2) resurfacing of streets and highways at less than one inch.
For purposes of this section, the term “facility” means any plant, building, structure, real property or street or highway (other than the resurfacing of streets and highways at less than one inch), owned, leased, or operated by the City. (§ 1, Ord. 2570 c.s., eff. March 22, 1990 as amended by § 1, Ord. 2829 c.s., eff. April 8, 1999)