SECTION 8.6    WHERE COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIRED.
   Before the City Purchasing Agent may make any purchase of or contract for supplies, materials or equipment in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000), he shall give ample opportunity for competitive bidding, under such general rules and regulations, and with such exceptions, as Council may prescribe; provided, however, that Council shall not except individual contracts, purchases or sales from the requirement of competitive bidding; and provided further, that no purchase of or contract for supplies, materials or equipment in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) shall be made by separate purchases or contracts of a lesser amount so as to evade the requirements of competitive bidding prescribed by this section. (Ord. 1991.  Passed 6-21-01.)