SEC. 4-31.  BIDS REQUIRED.
   (A)   Except when the supplies or equipment can be obtained from only one source, or when the purchasing agent determines that obtaining bids and price quotations is not in the city’s best interest, at least three written price quotations or bids shall be obtained for all purchases or leases of supplies or equipment that collectively cost over $5,000 per vendor or consultant, per fiscal year.  The purchasing agent shall use his/her discretion if quotes and bids should not or cannot be obtained.
   (B)   The purchasing agent and the director of each department may procure, without public bidding, purchases or leases of supplies or equipment that collectively cost up to $5,000 per vendor or consultant, per fiscal year.
(Ord. No. 2943)