For the purpose of this article the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.
   AGENCY.  Any department, office, multiple member body or other organization of City government and includes any elective officer, appointee or person acting or purporting to act in the exercise of official duties, but shall not include the Board of Hospital Managers.
   CHIEF EXECUTIVE.  The Mayor of the City of Flint.
   CITY.  The City of Flint, Michigan.
   CITY COUNCIL.  The Council of the City of Flint.
   CONTRACTUAL SERVICES. All telephone, gas, water, electric light and power service; towel and cleaning service; insurance; leases for all grounds, buildings, office or other space required by the agencies, with the exception of property under the control of the Housing Commission, Department of Community Development or any independent multiple member board established in accordance with the provisions of the Charter; and the rental, repair or maintenance of equipment, machinery and other City owned personal property. The term shall not include professional and other contractual services which have been proven to be unique and not subject to competition.
   DIRECTOR. The Director of Purchases and Supplies.
   SUPPLIES.  All supplies, materials and equipment.
(Ord. 2553, passed 4-12-1976)