Nothing in this section shall preclude the solicitation of competitive bids or proposals. Nevertheless, exemptions from competitive bidding requirements include:
   (A)   Professional or specialized services, including, but not limited to, advertising, appraisers, architects, attorneys, consultants, certified public accountants, engineers, entertainers, financial and operational audits, physicians and other health professionals, land surveyors, landscape architects, renewals of proprietary computer hardware and software licensing, and trainers or teachers;
   (B)   Bonds;
   (C)   Procurements funded by grants, donations, or gifts when the special conditions attached to the grants, donations, or gifts require the procurement of particular goods and/or services;
   (D)   Works of art, entertainment, or performance;
   (E)   Intergovernmental payments, purchases, and agreements;
   (F)   Membership dues, conventions, training, and travel arrangements;
   (G)   Advertisements in magazines, newspapers, or other media;
   (H)   Goods procured for resale to the public;
   (I)   Public utility purchases of water, power, and related services; and
   (J)   The purchase of real property and ancillary services related thereto, such as title insurance, appraisals, or environmental assessments to the extent that they are negotiated as part of the contract for purchase of real property.
(1976 Code, § 3-4-8)  (Ord. 653-19, passed 2-13-2019)