SEC. 4-52. BIDS OR PROPOSALS REQUIRED.
   (A)   Except when the service can be obtained from only one source, or when the purchasing agent determines that obtaining price quotations, bids and proposals is not in the city’s best interest, at least three written price quotations, bids or proposals shall be obtained for all trade or professional services that collectively cost over $5,000 per vendor or consultant, per fiscal year.  The purchasing agent shall use his/her discretion if price quotations, bids and proposals should not or cannot be obtained.
   (B)   The purchasing agent and the director of each department each may procure, without public bidding, trade or professional services that collectively cost up to $5,000 per vendor or consultant, per fiscal year.
(Ord. No. 2943)