3.14.080 Informal bidding procedure.
Purchases of supplies, services and equipment of a value within the informal purchasing limits may be made by the purchasing officer or designated city department pursuant to Section 3.14.040, by observing the following procedures:
   (1)   Minimum Number of Bids. Purchases shall, wherever possible, be based on at least three bids, and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.
   (2)   Inviting Informal Bids. The purchasing officer may solicit bids by written requests to prospective vendors, by telephone or by public notice posted on a public bulletin board in the La Mirada City Hall or by any other means deemed effective.
   (3)   Written Informal Bids. Sealed written informal bids shall be submitted to the purchasing officer.
(Ord. 407 § 2 (part), 1987).