Section 2-475 Contracts involving hazardous materials.


    (a)    In evaluating bids or proposals for contracts involving the transportation, handling or disposal of hazardous materials, the purchasing agent and the head of the department requesting the contract shall consider the following factors:

    (1)    the experience of the bidder in successfully completing similar projects;

    (2)    the financial strength and stability of the bidder;

    (3)    the ability of the bidder to provide adequate insurance to protect the city from the bidder’s negligence; and

    (4)    the history of the bidder in complying with federal and state environmental laws.

    (b)    In awarding a contract involving the transportation, handling or disposal of hazardous materials, the purchasing agent shall award the contract to the bidder which the purchasing agent and the head of the department requesting the contract have determined to be the best bidder, regardless of whether that bidder has submitted the lowest bid.  If the purchasing agent and the department head cannot agree, the matter shall be referred to the city manager for final decision.

( Ord. No. 018178. § 2, 7-19-04)


(Ord. 018178, Amended, 07/19/2004)