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(a) The Chief Administrative Officer has the authority and responsibility for:
(1) the procurement of goods, services, and construction, and the management, control, warehousing, sale, and disposal of goods;
(2) deciding matters of procurement policy; and
(3) auditing and monitoring the implementation of regulations and the requirements of this Chapter.
(b) All rights, powers, duties, and authority to administer the procurement system are vested in the Chief Administrative Officer. (1994 L.M.C., ch. 30, § 1.)
Editor’s note—See County Attorney Opinion dated 4/9/08 regarding the authority of the Director of the Department of General Services. See County Attorney Opinion dated 4/13/99 (4/15/99 on cover memo) analyzing the Chief Administrative Officer’s authority to make a sole-source contract in excess of $25,000 without obtaining consent of the director of procurement or the contract review committee.