SECTION 914. Purchasing Ordinance. The city council may, by ordinance, establish procedures for the procurement of supplies, services, construction of public works, and the like. Such ordinance may provide requirements and procedures for competitive bidding, except that no competitive bidding shall be required for 882/065121-0001 84311.06 a05/24/12 -30- sole source contracts, contracts for professional services, or contracts undertaken in response to emergency situations. Such ordinance may also establish standards or qualifications for the screening of contractors or providers of goods and services by a pre-qualification process, so that in specified circumstances factors other than price may be considered, and a competitive registration process may be utilized based upon demonstrated competence and qualifications in planning, design, development, finance, construction, maintenance, improvement, repair and operational characteristics. The purchasing ordinance shall also establish criteria for insurance, bonding, liability, transferability, changes, terms, enforcement and other factors.
3.20.195 Expenditures for public projects
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, purchases and contracts for supplies, services, and equipment required for a public project shall be contracted for and let to the lowest responsible bidder after notice pursuant to the procedures prescribed in this chapter if such expenditure is estimated to be greater than five thousand dollars. For purposes of this section, “public project” shall mean:
A) A project for the erection, improvement, painting or repair of public buildings and works.
B) Work in or about streams, bays, waterfronts, embankments, or other work for protection against overflow.
C) Street or sewer work except maintenance or repair.
D) Furnishing supplies or materials for any such project, including maintenance or repair of streets or sewers.
(Ord. 82-8-896 § 5)