3.14.040 Exemptions from centralized purchasing.
The purchasing officer may authorize any city department to purchase or contract for specified supplies, services and equipment independently of the purchasing officer, provided that such purchases or contracts shall be made in conformity with the procedures established by this chapter. Such authorization by the purchasing officer may be either in writing or verbally, except that any authorization in excess of the informal purchase limits shall be in writing.
(Ord. 407 § 2 (part), 1987).