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(A) Establishment and appointment.
(1) Procurement function. The City Manager is authorized to establish an appropriate department or division to carry out city procurement functions.
(2) Chief Procurement Officer. The City Manager shall designate a Chief Procurement Officer, who shall be the city's principal public procurement official.
(3) Bond. The Chief Procurement Officer shall have an official bond, to be approved by the City Attorney, in an amount determined appropriate by the City Attorney in consultation with the City Manager.
(B) Authority and duties.
(1) Principal public procurement official. The Chief Procurement Officer shall serve as the central procurement officer for the city.
(2) Duties. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, and subject to the supervision of the City Manager, the Chief Procurement Officer shall:
(a) Procure or supervise the procurement of all supplies, services, and construction needed by the city.
(b) Exercise direct supervision over the city's central stores and general supervision over all other inventories of supplies belonging to the city.
(c) Sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of surplus supplies belonging to the city.
(d) Establish and maintain programs for specifications development, contract administration, and inspection and acceptance, in cooperation with the public agencies using the supplies, services, and construction.
(e) Ensure compliance with this Code and implementing procedures by reviewing and monitoring city procurements by any designee, department, agency, or official delegated authority under paragraph (D) of this section.
(f) Buy, sell, trade or lease real property.
(3) Authority to adopt operational procedures. Consistent with this chapter, and with the approval of the City Manager, the Chief Procurement Officer may adopt operational procedures relating to the execution of his/her duties. (These may be set forth in a municipal procurement handbook, or other administrative manuals or directives.)
(C) Centralized procurement authority. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all rights, powers, duties, and authority relating to the procurement of supplies, services, and construction, and the management, control, warehousing, sale, and disposal of supplies, services, and construction are vested in the Chief Procurement Officer.
(D) Delegation. Subject to these regulations and the authority vested by the City Manager, the Chief Procurement Officer may delegate authority to designees, or to any department, agency, or official.
('76 Code, § 3-8-2) (Ord. 903, passed 7-23-92; Am. Ord. 1005, passed 3-28-96; Am. Ord. 2008-012, passed 6-12-08; Am. Ord. 2016-008, passed 12-8-16)