(a)   Sealed Proposals.  Sealed proposals shall be submitted only to the office of the Purchasing Agent on the prescribed forms, or at another City office as designated in the solicitation for proposals on or before the date and time specified in the request for proposals and related instructions.  Sealed proposals shall be marked as to the time and date received at the office of the Purchasing Agent or other designated City office by someone in that office.
   (b)   Opening.  Proposals shall not be considered fully received for the purpose of Freedom of Information Act requests until the City has determined that no additional clarifications or revisions of offers shall be accepted; therefore, no details of proposals shall be released until contract award.  After contract award, all proposals shall be preserved and available for public inspection at the office of the Purchasing Agent for a period of not less than one year from the date the proposals are submitted.
   (c)   Analysis.  The City Manager or the designee of the City Manager shall examine all proposals to select the proposal of best value.
   (d)   Rejection of Proposals.  The City Manager, Purchasing Agent, or the City Commission has the authority to waive any irregularity or informality in any proposal and reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part.
(Ord. 03-07.  Passed 4-17-07.)