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Publisher's Note:This Section has been AMENDED by new legislation (Ord. 1-2022, adopted 1-20-2022). The text of the amendment will be incorporated below when the ordinance is codified.
(A) The negotiated process may be used instead of advertisement for bids if the amount exceeds $20,000 in the following circumstances:
(1) An emergency exists; and
(2) All bids received exceed the amount budgeted.
(B) Before an emergency is declared, the County Judge/Executive shall determine whether or not a delay in obtaining bids will result in danger to health, safety or property.
(C) The County Judge/Executive shall certify the existence of any emergency and file a copy of such certificate with the Chief Financial Officer of the county.
(Ord. 4-2014, passed 7-31-2014, § 4.4)