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(A) Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in public purchasing by the city, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement, and to provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.
(B) Application. This chapter applies to contracts for the procurement of supplies, services, and construction, entered into by the city after the effective date of this chapter, unless the parties agree to its application to contracts entered into prior to the effective date. It shall apply to every expenditure of public funds by a public agency for public purchasing, irrespective of the source of the funds. When the procurement involves the expenditure of federal assistance or contract funds, the procurement shall be conducted in accordance with any mandatory applicable federal laws and regulations. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent any public agency from complying with the terms and conditions of any grant, gift, bequest, or cooperative agreement that is otherwise consistent with law.
(C) Unauthorized purchases. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 39.03(D), any purchase ordered or contract made contrary to the provisions in this chapter shall not be approved by city officials, and the city shall not be bound thereby. Failure of a city employee to comply with the provisions of this paragraph may result in disciplinary action, termination, and/or pecuniary liability for misappropriation of city funds.
('76 Code, § 3-8-1) (Ord. 903, passed 7-23-92; Am. Ord. 2008-012, passed 6-12-08; Am. Ord. 2016-008, passed 12-8-16)