§ 21.05.

POWERS OF DEPARTMENTS

a.

Estimates of Requirements. All departments shall file estimates of required Commodities and services at such time and in such manner as shall be determined by the Purchaser.

b.

Procurement of Professional Services. Departments shall be responsible for defining the scope of a project for contracting purposes, establishing fair evaluation criteria and selection processes for Solicitations, and for the negotiation and award of contracts for Professional Services, with the assistance of the Purchaser and the City Attorney, provided, however, that:

1.

If a proposed contract for Professional Services includes the procurement of Commodities, then the department shall seek prior Purchasing approval of the Solicitation document; and

2.

The Director of Purchasing shall be the Contracting Officer for Professional Service contracts unless a Contracting Officer other than the Purchaser is authorized to enter into the contract directly.

c.

Cancellation of Purchase Contracts. The Contracting Officer shall be the only person authorized to terminate a contract for cause or convenience.

d.

Inspection of Purchases. Departments shall make adequate inspection of all purchases.

History

(Added by Ord. 156-99, File No. 990743, App. 6/2/99)

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