A. Reports. All departments shall submit to the Purchasing Agent, at such times and in such form as the Purchasing Agent shall prescribe, reports showing stocks of surplus personal property.
B. Interdepartmental transfers. The Purchasing Agent may transfer any usable surplus personal property to another department in lieu of filling requisitions for the purchase of new and additional stocks of the same or similar articles.
C. Estimate of value. The Purchasing Agent shall make an estimate of the value of all surplus personal property that is not usable by any department.
D. Exchange, trade-in, or sale. The Purchasing Agent may exchange, trade-in, or sell any surplus personal property that is not usable by any department.
1. For items with an estimated value within the open market limit specified in the purchasing policy, the Purchasing Agent shall make a reasonable effort to obtain a fair price by written, electronic, or other means without the necessity of publishing notice of the sale or seeking competitive offers.
2. For items with an estimated value within the informal solicitation limit specified in the purchasing policy, the Purchasing Agent shall make a reasonable effort to obtain at least three (3) competitive offers by written, electronic, or other means without the necessity of publishing notice of the sale.
3. For items with an estimated value within the formal limit specified in the purchasing policy, the Purchasing Agent shall publish notice of the sale. Such notice shall include a general description of the supplies, materials, or equipment to be sold; shall state where the solicitation documents may be secured; and shall state the time and place for opening of offers.
4. The Purchasing Agent shall also solicit offers from responsible vendors whose names are on the vendor list or by means of a contracted professional auction services.
E. Employee offers. Employee offers will be considered on all publicly advertised sales; however, no employee whose job responsibility includes the administration of such surplus personal property sales shall be permitted to bid on or purchase such items.
F. Scrapping, donation, and destruction. If the Purchasing Agent is unable to exchange, trade-in, or sell surplus personal property, then the Purchasing Agent shall document the reasons therefore in the files of the Purchasing Division and may dispose of such articles through scrap sale, donation to another public agency, destruction, or any other disposition thereof.
G. Retired police dogs. The Purchasing Agent, upon approval of the City Manager and Police Chief, may sell a retired police dog to its handler or another member of the Police Department without need for competitive bidding.
H. Payments. Payments shall be made in full prior to transfer of the property to the winning bidder. Deposits shall be made into the general fund unless otherwise restricted by law.
(Ord. 1198, passed 11-21-17)