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(A) A request for quotations, bids or proposals regarding a service shall not be drafted calling for designated supplies and equipment by specific brand or trade names to be used in providing that service, unless immediately followed by the words “or equal” so that bidders or proposers may furnish any equal supplies or equipment in providing that service. A request to substitute equivalent supplies or equipment must follow the process outlined in section 4-22, and the burden of proof is likewise on the bidder or proposer as explained in that section.
(B) Subsection (A) is not applicable if any exemption listed in section 4-22 applies.
(Ord. No. 2943)