CHAPTER 17B. UNIFORM PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION COST ACCOUNTING ACT--PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS.
Article I. Public Projects.
Sec. 17B-1-7. Exception to competitive bidding--Emergencies.
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Sections 22035 and 22050, the city
council hereby delegates to the city manager the power to declare a public
emergency and to take any directly related and immediate action required by the
emergency. The city manager may immediately take all necessary actions directly
related to the emergency and in compliance with the city’s purchasing
policies and guidelines, but must discontinue such action immediately if he or
she fails to receive the city council’s approval at the next public
meeting after the occurrence of the emergency. Work may be performed without the
benefit of competitive bidding, either formal or informal, only so long as is
necessary in accordance with Sections 22035 and 22050.
For projects of more
than thirty thousand dollars, a report on the emergency and work performed shall
be provided at the next regular meeting of the city council, and then at every
meeting thereafter. At such meetings, the city council shall determine, by a
four-fifths vote, if there is a need to continue the action without the benefit
of informal or formal competitive bidding. The city council shall terminate the
emergency action at the earliest possible date that conditions warrant, so that
the remainder of the emergency action may be completed pursuant to the
applicable bidding procedure.
For projects of thirty thousand dollars or
less, the city manager shall have the authority to cause the department head of
the department responsible for the project, or his or her designee, to proceed
by any alternative procedure. (Ord. No. 1474, § 3 (part).)