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(a) Cancellation of Solicitations. The Procurement Officer may cancel the solicitations for proposals or bids process before the date and time set for the receipt of proposals or bids upon a written determination at the time the notice of cancellation is provided that such action is in the city’s best interest for reasons, including, without limitation, any of the following:
(1) The city does not then require the construction of the public works project or the provision of goods and/or services;
(2) The city will not then appropriate fund for the public works project, goods and/or services; or
(3) Proposed amendments to the solicitation document would make a new solicitation desirable and necessary.
(b) Rejection of Bids or proposals. The awarding authority may reject any or all bids or proposals. If all bids or proposals are rejected, the awarding authority may exercise the discretion to resolicit for bids or proposals. In the case of a bid, if the awarding authority is the Council and all bids would be rejected due to prices or costs that exceed the city’s costs estimate, the Procurement Officer may exercise the discretion to reject all bids and to re-solicit bids.
(Ord. 5387 § 1 (part), 2016: Ord. 4827 § 1 (part), 2004)