Section 2-468 Contracts for less than five thousand dollars.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018178 on 07/19/2004, Section 2-468 read as follows.
The finance director may, with approval of the city manager,
require the advertisement for
bids by publication for any contracts awarded or purchases made at a sum between one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00) and five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), whenever he deems the public interest
may be served thereby. In addition to the advertisement for bids or the posting of notice inviting
bids, the head of the purchasing division shall give such further notice to prospective contractors,
suppliers or vendors by soliciting verbally, by telephone, by written notice or, whenever he
deems it expedient, by employing the service of trade journals and organizations specializing in
supplying information as to the contract and purchasing needs of public bodies. The provisions
of this section shall be construed as directory rather than mandatory.
(Code 1964, § 2.730)