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A. Public Construction Contracts:
1. Definitions: All terms shall have the same meanings given those terms in the Public Competitive Bidding Act of 1974, 61 OS § 101 et seq., as amended (hereinafter "Competitive Bidding Act"), except where modified or limited by subsequent subsections of this section.
2. As required by Section 5.2 of the Charter of the City of Kingfisher, Oklahoma (Charter), the city follows the Competitive Bidding Act for all public construction contracts, unless a provision of the Competitive Bidding Act is in conflict the Charter. In the event of a conflict, the provisions of the Charter shall supersede the Competitive Bidding Act as may be allowed by law.
3. Construction contracts equal to or greater than twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500.00), but not subject to the provisions of the Competitive Bidding Act shall require approval of the board of commissioners. Construction contracts of an amount less than twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500.00) may be approved by the city manager.
B. The city will follow all state laws regarding purchasing, procurement, retaining services, except where the Charter preempts state law; however, the board of commissioners, or their designee, may purchase or authorize the purchase of the following without giving an opportunity for competitive bidding:
1. Supplies, materials, equipment, or contractual services of a nonprofessional nature, the cost of which does not exceed twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500.00) in a single transaction;
2. Supplies, materials, equipment, or contractual services which can be furnished only by a single dealer, or which has a uniform price wherever bought;
3. Supplies, materials, equipment, or contractual services which have already been competitively bid by the state and have received an approved state bid price, so long as the purchase amount is less than or equal to the state bid price;
4. Supplies, materials, equipment, or contractual services purchased from another unit of government at a price deemed below that obtainable from private dealers (including war surplus);
5. Emergency purchases of supplies, materials, equipment, or contractual services for the preservation of public health, safety, and welfare as may be declared and approved by the board of commissioners;
6. Contractual services (gas, electricity, telephone service, etc.) purchased from a public utility corporation, commission or other government authority; or
7. Contractual services of a professional nature such as engineering, legal, architectural and medical services, subject to other policies adopted by the city commission governing such procurement. (Ord. 903, 6-6-2006; amd. Ord. 917, 5-12-2008; Ord. 949, 9-9-2013; 2013 Code; Ord. 2019-013, 8-12-2019)