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5.33.190 Intermediate Procurements.

A.  Generally. For Procurements of Goods and Services not exceeding  $150,000, the City may Award a Contract as an Intermediate Procurement pursuant to ORS 279B.070.   A Procurement shall not be artificially divided or fragmented so as to constitute an intermediate Procurement under this section.

1.  Oral Price Quotations:  For Procurement of Goods and Services not exceeding $50,000, the City may Award a Contract after seeking three oral price quotations.  

2.  Written Price Quotations:  For Procurements of Goods or Services anticipated to exceed $50,000 but not exceeding $150,000, the City may Award a Contract after seeking three Written price quotations.

 B.  For all intermediate Procurements, the City shall seek at least three informally solicited competitive price quotations or competitive Proposals from prospective Contractors, and shall keep Written records of the sources of the quotations or Proposals received. If three quotations or Proposals are not reasonably available, the City may proceed with the Procurement but only after making a Written record of the effort made to obtain the quotations or Proposals.

C.  Negotiations: The City may negotiate with an Offeror to clarify its price quotation or Proposal or to effect modifications that will make the price quotation or Proposal acceptable or more Advantageous to the City, provided that all Offerors contacted are offered the same opportunity in order to compete on the same basis.