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(a) Any action by the Board of Supervisors to authorize contracting for a public works project (pursuant to Article 3.5 in Part 3 of the Public Contract Code) or a highway (pursuant to Article 25 of the Public Contract Code) or a bridge or a subway (pursuant to Article 26 of the Public Contract Code) or for a project under the Improvement Act of 1911 (pursuant to Article 27 of the Public Contract Code) or under the County Sanitation District Act (pursuant to Article 50 of the Public Contract Code) or for construction by the San Diego County Flood Control District (pursuant to Article 120 of the Public Contract Code) shall be deemed to include approval of contract documents; adoption of plans and specifications; authority to advertise for bids, or ratification of advertising; authority to award to the lowest responsible bidder; and any other actions the Director of Purchasing and Contracting needs to award the contract and to take necessary administrative actions, up to and including, terminating the contract.
(b) Any action referred to in Subsection (a) shall be deemed to authorize the Director to (1) modify the plans and specifications, if doing so will not increase the cost or cause a significant change in the project; (2) waive, in consultation with the County Counsel, minor irregularities in a bid, if doing so will not confer a competitive advantage on the bidder; (3) cancel solicitations when in the best interest of the County or district; (4) reject all bids, if the Director of Purchasing and Contracting determines that the bids are unreasonable or if the Director of Purchasing and Contracting determines for any other reason that doing so is clearly in the best interests of the County or district; (5) re-advertise and award, if the Director of Purchasing and Contracting has rejected all bids; and (6) issue termination notices and terminate contracts.
(Added by Ord. No. 9297 (N.S.), effective 2-22-01; amended by Ord. No. 9836 (N.S.), effective 4-12-07)