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(A) The Board of Public Works is hereby designated as the purchasing agency for the city, with all of the powers and duties authorized under IC 5-22. The purchasing agency shall designate in writing the purchasing agent. The purchasing agency may also designate in writing additional purchasing agents as necessary.
(B) The purchasing agent may purchase supplies with an estimated cost of less than $25,000 on the open market without inviting or receiving quotes or bids.
(C) It is hereby determined that each department may purchase services in whatever manner the purchaser determines to be reasonable.
(D) Supplies manufactured in the United States shall be specified for all purchases and shall be purchased unless the city determines:
(1) The supplies are not manufactured in the United States in reasonably available quantities;
(2) The price of the supplies manufactured in the United States exceeds by an unreasonable amount the price of available and comparable supplies manufactured elsewhere;
(3) The quality of the supplies manufactured in the United States is substantially less than the quality of comparably priced available supplies manufactured elsewhere; or
(4) The purchase of supplies manufactured in the United States is not in the public interest.
(E) All public purchasing done by the city or any department thereof shall be done in conformity with the provisions of IC 5-22-1-1 et seq.
(Ord. 1998-9, passed 7-7-98)