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§ 8-201. Concessions. 163
All concessions granted by any officer, department, board or commission of the City for the sale of products or the rendition of services for a consideration on City property (whether such concession is granted by the execution of a concession contract, a lease, a license, or otherwise) shall be awarded by the Procurement Department only pursuant to the specifications of such officer, department, board or commission after competitive bidding and to the highest responsible bidder or to the bidder whose proposal provides the City with the best value, in a manner similar to that required by, and subject to the criteria set forth in, the preceding section relating to contracts for procurement involving an expenditure of more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), as adjusted. No concession with a term of more than one year, as defined in Section 2-309(1), including, but not limited to, any concession granted by the Department of Commerce under Section 4-500(b) or (c), shall be granted without Council authorization by ordinance.
Sources: No specific source.
Purposes: City concessions may be valuable contract rights and to protect the interests of the City, competitive bidding and the following of the procedure detailed in Section 8-200(2) are required in the making of awards of such concessions. This section applies to City officers and agencies, including boards and commissions such as the Board of Trade and Conventions and the Fairmount Park Commission. But such officers or agencies may specify the qualifications a bidder must meet for as a rule they are primarily responsible for the management of the premises on which the concession is to be let.
Law Department Note (2009): Fairmount Park Commission was reconstituted by amendment approved November 4, 2008. See Footnote to Section 3-905.
Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on November 4, 2003 and certified on December 1, 2003. See Bill No. 030115 (approved May 29, 2003); Resolution No. 030119 (adopted May 8, 2003). Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on November 8, 2005 and certified on November 28, 2005. See Bill No. 040771-A (approved June 9, 2005); Resolution No. 050428 (adopted May 26, 2005). Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on May 16, 2017, and certified on June 6, 2017. See Bill No. 160971 (approved December 20, 2016); Resolution No. 160981 (adopted December 8, 2016).