§ 36-02  Purpose; Rules of Construction.
   (A)   Interpretation.  This chapter shall be construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
   (B)   Purposes.  The underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are:
      (1)   To simplify, clarify and modernize the law governing procurement by this city;
      (2)   To permit the continued development of procurement policies and practices;
      (3)   To make as consistent as possible the procurement laws among the various governmental bodies;
      (4)   To provide for increased public confidence in the procedures used in public procurement;
      (5)   To ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all persons who deal with the procurement system of this city;
      (6)   To provide increased economy in city procurement activities and to maximize to the fullest extent practicable the purchasing value of public funds of the city;
      (7)   To foster effective broad-based competition within the free enterprise system; and
      (8)   To provide safeguards for the maintenance of a procurement system of quality and integrity.
('80 Code, § 12-17)  (Ord. 2018, passed 6-17-81)