(A)   Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, purchases and contracts for supplies and equipment, which do not constitute a public project as defined by Cal. Pub. Cont. § 20161 shall require the following approvals:
Estimated value of contract
Authority of Approval
$0 to $10,000
Respective Department Head
$10,001 to $24,999
Chief Executive Officer
Greater than $24,999
City Council
   (B)   All contracts shall be by written contract with the lowest responsible bidder pursuant to the public contract procedure prescribed in §§ 34.27 through 34.33.
   (C)   Where possible, preference shall  be given to local bidders or vendors, if all other factors in the bidding process are equal.
(‘83 Code, § 3.08.070)  (Ord. 845, passed - -82; Am. Ord. 1101, passed 5-17-95; Am. Ord. 1250, passed 11-17-04)