Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018178 on 07/19/2004, Section 2-209 read as follows.


    There is hereby established in the department of finance a division of purchasing. The purchasing division shall have responsibility for and authority to contract for, purchase, store and distribute all supplies, materials and equipment required for the operation and maintenance of offices, departments or agencies of the city, as authorized and appropriated for by the council and the charter in the adoption of the budget for the fiscal year; provided, however, that all contracts for capital improvements and public works shall be made as provided in the charter, laws of the state and ordinances relating to public works. The supplies, materials and equipment required for the operation and maintenance of any office, department or agency of the city shall be listed and described in the budget in sufficient detail or classification as to identify the kind and character of same. Within the limits prescribed by the charter, the council may authorize contracts for and purchases of other supplies, materials and equipment required for the operation of any office, department or agency of the city not authorized by the budget for the fiscal year, and if authorized, the council shall make appropriations for the payment thereof.

(Code 1964, § 2.690)