§ 38.03 PURPOSE.
   The City wishes to provide for the purchase of the highest quality and best value of goods and services at the most reasonable cost, and ensure the fair and equitable treatment of persons doing business with the City. The City's procurement function shall operate under a centralized system which will enable the City to:
   (A)   Establish policies governing all purchases and contracts;
   (B)   Encourage and promote fair and equal opportunity for all persons doing business with the City;
   (C)   Obtain goods and services of good quality and appropriate quantity at reasonable cost for the City;
   (D)   Permit the continued development of procurement policies and procedures through the promulgation of the internal procedures of procurement (Procurement Manual) containing administrative regulations and internal processes of the Procurement Department;
   (E)   Foster effective broad-based competition within the free enterprise system; and,
   (F)   Provide safeguards for the maintenance of a purchasing system of quality and integrity.
(Ord. 2016-59, passed 8-16-16)