(A)   Except as provided in § 35.16, the City Clerk shall advertise procurement contracts for bid at least once in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the municipality. Such notice shall contain a statement of the nature, character and extent of the procurement, referring to specifications on file, at the City Clerk’s office, and the time and place of the bid opening.
   (B)   The right to reject any or all bids received and the right to award the procurement to the bidder determined most advantageous to the municipality shall be contained in the bidding specifications and published with the advertisement for bids.
   (C)   Bids may be advertised in other forms of vendor communication devoted to such services and/or sent to vendors who have registered for providing services and/or commodities to the municipality at the discretion of departmental directors.
   (D)   Advertising of procurements shall not be required when services and commodities are acquired pursuant to joint purchasing agreements with other entities that advertise and seek competitive bids on behalf the municipality.
(Ord. 2011-5318, passed 4-5-2011)