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(a) Public Work or Professional Service Contracts Less Than or Equal to the Threshold Amount. The Department Head may award any construction Contract or professional services Contract of less than or equal to the Threshold Amount. For such Contracts, approval of the Mayor, commission or board concerned is not required.
(b) Public Work or Professional Service Contracts in Excess of the Threshold Amount.
(1) Departments Under the Mayor. For departments under the Mayor, the Mayor shall approve for Award all Public Work and professional service Contracts in excess of the Threshold Amount and the Department Head may then issue an order of Award.
(2) Departments Under Boards or Commissions. For departments empowered to contract for Public Works or Improvements, the Department Head shall recommend to the board or commission concerned the Award of all Public Work and professional service Contracts in excess of the Threshold Amount and such board or commission may then adopt a resolution awarding the Contract.
(c) Certification Required. In accordance with Section 3.105 of the Charter, all Contract Awards are subject to certification by the Controller as to the availability of funds.
(d) Execution of Contracts. Following all necessary approvals, orders or resolutions and execution by the Contractor, the Department Head shall execute all Contracts, modifications and change orders. All paper transactions under this Chapter 6 shall be executed in duplicate. All electronic transactions shall be executed in accordance with Section 21.06 of the Administrative Code.