The Mayor or Council may exempt any other contract through the following procedure.
   (A)   The Mayor or Councilor may request a ruling from the Council exempting a particular contract or contracts from the bidding requirements of this subchapter and/or state law. The request shall contain
the following:
      (1)   The nature of the project;
      (2)   Estimated cost of the project;
      (3)   A narrative description of the cost savings and other benefits anticipated by the exemption from competitive bidding;
      (4)   Proposed alternative contracting and purchasing practice be employed; and
      (5)   The estimated date by which it would be necessary to let the contract.
   (B)   The Council may, by resolution, exempt the contract or contracts presented under division (A) above from the requirement of competitive bidding if it finds that:
      (1)   The lack of bids will not result in favoritism or substantially diminish competition for public contracts;
      (2)   The exemption will result in substantial cost savings to the city. In making such finding, the Council may consider the type, cost, amount of the contract, number of persons available to bid and such other factors as the Council may deem appropriate;
      (3)   In granting the exemption, the Council may, where appropriate, direct the use of alternate contracting and purchasing practice that take into account market realities and modern and innovative purchasing methods, which are also consistent with the public policy of encouraging competition.
(Ord. 10-413, passed 12-15-2010)