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The City of Emeryville Charter Information

Article 2, Powers of City

Section 201. Subject to General Law

Except as provided in this Charter with respect to the power of the City over municipal affairs in relation to municipal revenues including taxation and assessment, the power to the City shall otherwise be constrained by, subject to, and governed by the general laws of the State as now and hereafter existing relating to cities organized under said general laws.

Municipal Code: Title 7 Public Works Charter 9, Informal Bidding Procedures:

7-9.01 Informal Bid Procedures.Share
Public projects, as defined by Section 20161 of the California Public Contract Code, in accordance with the limits listed in Section 22032 of the Public Contract Code, may be let by the informal procedures set forth in Section 22032, et seq. of the Public Contract Code.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 03-005, eff. June 19, 2003)

7-9.02 Contractors’ List.Share
The Public Works Director shall develop and maintain a list of contractors in accordance with the provisions of Public Contract Code Section 22034 and the criteria promulgated from time to time by the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission (“Commission”).

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 03-005, eff. June 19, 2003)

7-9.03 Notice Inviting Informal Bids.Share
(a) If a public project subject to the provisions of this chapter is to be performed, a notice inviting formal bids shall be mailed to all contractors for the category of work to bid as shown on the list developed in accordance with Section 7-9.02 and to all construction trade journals as specified by the Commission in accordance with Section 22036 of the Public Contract Code. Additional contractors and/or construction trade journals may be notified at the discretion of the department soliciting bids, provided, however:

(1) If there is no list of qualified contractors maintained by the City for the particular category of work to be performed, the notice inviting bids shall be sent only to the construction trade journals specified by the Commission; and

(2) The project or service is proprietary in nature such that it can be obtained only from a certain contractor or contractors. The notice inviting informal bids may then be sent exclusively to such contractor.

(b) All mailing of notices to contractors and construction trade journals pursuant to this section shall be completed not less than ten (10) calendar days before bids are due.

(c) The notice inviting informal bids shall describe the project in general terms and how to obtain more detailed information about the project, and state the time and place for the submission of bids.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 03-005, eff. June 19, 2003)

7-9.04 Award of contracts.Share
The City Manager or his or her designee shall make recommendations to the City Council for purposes of award of contracts under this chapter.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 03-005, eff. June 19, 2003)

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