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5.33.120 Sole-Source Procurements.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 183445, effective January 6, 2010.)

A.  Generally. The City may Award a Contract without competition as a Sole Source Procurement if the Chief Procurement Officer or Council, depending on the amount of the Contract, makes a Written finding that: 

1.    Efficient utilization of existing Goods or Services requires the acquisition of compatible Goods or Services;

2.   The Goods or Services required for the exchange of software or data with other public or private agencies are available from only one source;

3.    The Goods or Services are for use in a pilot or an experimental project; or

4.    Any other findings that support the conclusion that the Goods or Services are available from only one source.  

B.    Negotiation with a sole source Contractor is desirable.  The City is entitled to negotiate with any sole source Contractor to obtain a favorable price, terms or conditions. 

C.   Public Notice. The City shall give notice of the determination that the Goods or Services or class of Goods or Services are available from only one source when the Contract is estimated to be greater than $50,000 by publishing a notice on Procurement Services’ website at least seven (7) Days before the Contract is Awarded.