Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018178 on 07/19/2004, Section 2-469 read as follows.

    All contracts awarded or purchases made for sums less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) may be accomplished by informal competitive bidding as provided for in section 2-467 where, in the judgment of the head of the purchasing division, the savings thus achieved would justify using the practice. In all other cases, open market purchases may be made from those persons, firms and corporations which have proven their ability to furnish the supplies, materials, equipment, labor or services at the lowest and best price.

(Code 1964, § 2.740; Ord. No. 10249, § 1, 8-6-84)