For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CITY.  The City of Durant, Oklahoma. Includes the city government in all its forms, including not only all city departments, but also any agency, public trust, commission, board, or other person or entity acting for or on behalf of the City of Durant; provided, however, that any improvement district created pursuant to 11 O.S. §§ 39-101, et seq., shall not be included in this definition, thereby exempting such improvement districts from the provisions of this subchapter.
   CITY MANAGER.  The chief executive officer of the city or his or her designee.
   CITY PURCHASING AGENT or AGENT.  The Purchasing Agent of the city, which shall be the City Manager or the designee of the City Manager of the city. The purchasing agent shall have the authority to delegate purchasing authority within the guidelines established for the city.
   CONTRACTUAL SERVICES.  Includes, but is not limited to, all telephone, gas, water, electric light and power service; towel and cleaning service; leases for all grounds, buildings, office, or other space required by the using agencies, except leases from the state, a state agency, or a political subdivision (as defined herein); leases for all personal property required by the using agencies; and the rental, repair, or maintenance of equipment, machinery, and other city-owned personal property. The term shall not include professional services that are predominantly mental or intellectual in character rather than physical or manual, and which do not involve the supplying of products. Professional services include services to support or improve municipal policy development, decision-making, management, administration, or the operation of management systems. Professional services include those as defined in 18 O.S. § 803, those which are in their nature unique and not subject to competition, nor shall it include services or maintenance authorized and provided for an improvement district pursuant to 11 O.S. § 39-103.1.
   COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS/PLANS.  An agreement entered into between two or more entities of government for acquisitions pursuant to a single or joint contract obtained through a competitive bidding process or issued in accordance with the authority granted to governmental entity. Government entities include all federal and state entities, political subdivisions, and municipalities.
   COUNCIL.  The legislative body of the City of Durant, Oklahoma.
   LOWEST AND BEST BIDDER and BEST VALUE BIDDER. Shall have those meanings attributed to them by the laws of the State of Oklahoma.
   POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. A municipality, school district, county, or public trust with a city, town, school district, or county as its sole beneficiary or beneficiaries, and all their institutions, instrumentalities, or agencies.
   PURCHASING and/or PROCUREMENT CARD.  Includes the commercial credit card issued to authorized city employees for the purchase of supplies and services.
   SUPPLIES.  Includes all supplies, materials, and equipment.
   USING AGENCY.  Any department, board, public trust, commission, agency division, section, bureau, or other unit in the city government using supplies or procuring contractual services as herein provided, except as otherwise exempted by this subchapter.
(Ord. 1864, passed 8-14-18)