When the City purchases supplies or services without the necessity of competitive bidding as a member of any purchasing consortium, and where the purchase of the same supplies or services can be made from another party upon equivalent terms, conditions and specifications, and at the same or at a lower price than through the purchasing consortium, the City may make purchases from the other party and those purchases are exempt from any competitive bidding procedures otherwise required by law.  (Ord. 33-14.  Passed 10-6-2014.)