(A)   The Chief Procurement Officer may inspect or arrange for the inspection of all deliveries of supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services to determine conformance with specifications or the scope of work set forth in the purchase order or contract.
   (B)   Any client department which has the staff and facilities for adequate inspection may be authorized by the Chief Procurement Officer to inspect deliveries.
   (C)   The Chief Procurement Officer shall have the authority to require chemical and/or physical tests or samples submitted with competitive solicitations and demonstrations of items or services which are necessary to determine their quality and conformance with the specifications. For such tests, the Chief Procurement Officer shall have the authority to make use of laboratory facilities of an agency, the City, or any outside laboratory. Should the product fail such testing, the City may require the vendor to pay the City for any expense incurred in testing, and/or the Chief Procurement Officer may initiate suspension or debarment proceedings as appropriate.
   (D)   The City reserves the right to audit a vendor's records as such records relate to purchases between the City and the vendor. Records should be maintained in accordance with law, but in no event less than five (5) years from the date of final payment.
(Ord. 2016-59, passed 8-16-16; Am. Ord. 2020-72, passed 11-5-20)