(A)   He or she shall be charged with the efficient purchase of all items for the city. He or she may name a subordinate to work under his or her supervision in carrying out the duties entailed.
   (B)   Competitive bids or quotations shall be obtained in purchases of goods over $1,500 when deemed practical and contracts awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Bids will be required of all purchases of goods over $3,000, excepting in cases where the City Manager determines it is clearly to the city’s advantage to waive this provision. All purchases of goods or services in excess of $10,000 must be awarded by action of the City Council.
   (C)   There shall be sealed competitive bids for all contracts of $20,000 or more. Competitive bidding at the discretion of the City Council may take place, but is not required for contracts of $20,000 or more for professional services, emergency repairs or emergency services. Competitive bidding is not required for contracts between governmental units.
(Prior Code, § 1.56)  (Ord. 410, passed 8-16-1982; Ord. 611, passed 1-17-1994)