Section 2-466 Bidding process; contracts for $15,000 or more.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018178 on 07/19/2004, Section 2-466 read as follows.
(a) No contract shall be awarded and no purchase shall be
made amounting to five thousand
dollars ($5,000.00) or more, until advertisement for sealed bids shall have been made by
publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least five (5) days prior to the time
set for opening bids. All bids shall be sealed and addressed to the purchasing division and shall
be deposited before 2:00 p.m. on the day fixed in the notice therefor and shall be opened by the
head of the purchasing division at his office between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. of the
day on which such bids are closed, if practicable, and if not practicable on that day, then between
those hours of the earliest day thereafter that the head of the purchasing division may be able to
open same. Each such bidder shall deposit with the head of the purchasing division, when
required by him, cash or a certified check drawn on some solvent bank or trust company in any
amount not less than five (5) percent of his bid, such deposit to be forfeited to the city in case the
successful bidder shall fail or refuse to execute the contract.
(b) Upon opening such sealed bids, it shall be the duty of
the head of the purchasing division
to immediately examine such bids and decide as to their regularity in conformity to the
requirements of the advertisement and specifications or form of bid, and no bid shall receive
consideration that fails to conform thereto.
(c) The head of the purchasing division may accept the bid
which in his judgment is the lowest
and best bid, or he may reject any or all bids.
(Code 1964, § 2.710; Ord. No. 13511, § 1, 11-16-92)