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(A) Before the General Services Director makes any purchase of, or contract for, supplies, materials, equipment, or insurance services in an amount less than $20,000, the General Services Director shall have solicited competitive quotations from at least one responsible sources of supply.
(B) (1) Any purchase of supplies, materials or insurance services in the amount of $75,000 or more shall be by written, sealed bids. The General Services Director or designee shall have the authority to approve purchases in an amount less than $75,000 with the concurrence of the City Manager. Except as otherwise provided herein, any purchase in the amount of $75,000 or more shall be approved by the City Commission, but this proviso may be waived by appropriate resolution of the City Commission.
(2) In addition to the purchases described in subsection (1) above, the General Services Director or designee shall have the authority to approve all purchases in an amount less than $75,000, with the concurrence of the City Manager.
(C) The General Services Director, with the concurrence of the City Manager, shall have the authority to approve the award of all nonconstruction capital budget items that had been approved for the current fiscal year budget during the normal budget process. The approval authority, regardless of purchase cost, applies only to those items that will be obtained at the approved budget cost or less. The City Commission must approve the award of the capital items whose acquisition cost is greater than that previously approved in the budget process.
(D) Contracts to be awarded for the construction of public improvements or public works must be approved by the City Commission after advertisement for written, sealed bids in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or county not less than five days prior to the day set to receive bids; however, for contracts that amount to less than $75,000, contracts shall be awarded on the basis of informal written quotations which should include the solicitation of at least three sources of supply. The City Commission may waive the necessity for advertisements for contracts for the construction of public improvements or public works in an amount of $75,000 or more by appropriate resolution. If a waiver occurs, at least three competitive bids must be obtained before a contract is awarded.
(Special Acts, Ch. 57-1754, § 39; Ch. 61-2712, § 13; Ch. 65-2141, § 5) ('58 Code, § 2.24.3) (Ord. 73-10, passed 1-3-73; Am. Ord. 84-61, passed 6-5-84; Am. Ord. 85-65, passed 7-16-85; Am. Ord. 90-48, passed 6-26-90; Am. Ord. 96-59, passed 4-9-96; Am. Ord. 2017-27, passed 2-28-17)