3.14.130 Exemption from bidding--Governmental and professional services.
The contracting of services from other governmental agencies and for professional services shall be exempt from the provisions of Sections 3.14.080 and 3.14.090. For purposes of this chapter, "professional services" means the services of attorneys, physicians, architects, engineers, consultants, auditors, specialized printers or other individuals or organizations possessing a high degree of professional, unique, specialized, technical skill or expertise not adaptable to competitive bidding, or where the service involves a contract for special activities, negotiations for the acquisition of land, insurance bonds or any other service of a similar nature to the above, engaged for a particular project or series of projects. Such contracts that exceed the informal bidding limits must be approved by the city manager and the city council prior to execution.
(Ord. 407 § 2 (part), 1987).