The City Council shall not be bound by the preceding requirements for the acceptance of a lowest responsible bid in the following circumstances.
   (A)   Contracts for purchases or service which are estimated to be an amount less than $100,000.
   (B)   When determined by a two-thirds majority of the City Council that an emergency situation requires prompt action and the formal bidding process would not be in the best interests of the city.
   (C)   In the event the public works project is funded through federal or state agencies, in whole or in part, any requirement of said funding agency in conflict with the provisions contained in this subchapter shall supersede the provisions of this subchapter and shall apply to the bidding and awarding of bid procedure.
(Ord. 3178, passed 9-14-98; Am. Ord. 3552, passed 8-27-07)