Whenever directed by the City Council to obtain administrative, legal, accounting or other professional or contractual services to be performed by a consultant, the Director of Administrative Services shall seek and obtain written request for qualifications (RFQ) from qualified persons authorized to perform the services. He/she shall obtain a sufficient number of the proposals to insure that the cost thereof is consistent with the market. He shall  thereafter  select the lowest responsible proposal, based upon a performance or qualifications selection matrix, and offer the contract to the person.
('83 Code, § 3.08.190)  (Ord. 819, passed - -81; Am. Ord. 1101, passed 5-17-95)