(a)   Written Contract Required.  Except as otherwise provided, all supplies and contractual services, when the estimated cost thereof exceeds twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), shall be let only after receiving sealed competitive bids or sealed proposals, resulting in a written contract. Such purchases shall be from the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, or from the proposal of best value, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
   (b)   Exceptions.  Contracts for professional services; emergency repairs or replacements; routine and operational services; sole-source contracts; and when such procedures are deemed unnecessary and burdensome and not in the best interests of the City by the City Manager are exceptions to the sealed bid and sealed proposal requirements of this section.
   (c)   Purchases of $20,000 or Less.  All supplies and contractual services not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in cost may be made in accordance with purchase procedures established by the City Manager.
(Ord. 03-07.  Passed 4-17-07.)