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A. Purchasing Agent Serve As: Except as otherwise provided herein, the Purchasing Agent shall serve as the principal public purchasing official for the Village and shall be responsible for the procurement of equipment, supplies, contractual services and construction of public improvements in accordance with this chapter, as well as the management and disposal of supplies. In the event of a vacancy in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, the Village Administrator shall act as the Purchasing Agent until such time as the office is no longer vacant.
B. Duties: In accordance with this chapter and subject to the supervision of the Village Administrator, the Purchasing Agent shall:
1. Procure or supervise the procurement of equipment, supplies, contractual services, and construction of public improvements needed by the Village;
2. Exercise general supervision over all inventories of equipment and supplies belonging to the Village;
3. Sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of surplus equipment or supplies belonging to the Village; and
4. Establish and maintain programs for specifications development, contract administration, inspection and acceptance, in cooperation with the departments using procured equipment, supplies, and contractual services, in construction of public improvements.
C. Delegation Of Purchasing Duties: With the approval of the Village President, Village Administrator and Board of Trustees, the Purchasing Agent may delegate authority to other Village officials to purchase certain equipment, supplies, contractual services, or construction of public improvements items if such delegation is deemed necessary for the effective procurement of those items. (Ord. 2019-23, 4-18-2019)