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(a) (1) Pursuant to § 3 Article XVIII of the Ohio Constitution and the Charter of the City, City Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to advertise for and award single aggregate bids for the erection, repair, alteration or rebuilding of a public building: When the estimate for the improvement is under five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). Nothing in this provision shall be deemed to eliminate the discretion of the Mayor to advertise for and award separate bids for components of any improvement that is under five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
(2) When the estimate for the improvement is five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or more, the Mayor shall advertise for a single aggregate bid and separate bids for the components set forth in Ohio R.C. 153.50(A)(1) through (3) and then award the bid to the lowest and best bidder or bidders.
(b) City Council hereby specifically finds and determines that Ohio R.C. 153.50 to 153.52 shall not be applicable to the City, insofar as they conflict with the terms of this section.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the City from advertising for and awarding separate bids for each separate trade or kind of mechanical labor, employment or business or for furnishing materials for the erection, repair, alteration or rebuilding of a public building if the combination of the necessary separate bids constitute the lowest and best bids as determined by City Council.
(Ord. 99-11. Passed 9-28-99.)