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5.34.140 General Rules for Joint Cooperative Procurements; Fees.

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

A.    If the City is the Administering Contracting Agency, then:

1.   It may charge a fair and reasonable fee to Purchasing Contract Agencies that represent the excess costs of administering the Contract in light of the Purchasing Contracting Agencies use of that Contract; and

2.    Determine whether the Purchasing Contract Agency must enter into a Written agreement with it.

B.    If the City is a Purchasing Contracting Agency it is authorized to pay a fee to the Administering Contracting Agency that the Chief Procurement Officer determines is fair and reasonable in light of all the circumstances surrounding the Procurement, including the savings that may be obtained if a cooperative Procurement is used, the cost of the Procurement in relationship to the fee, and other factors as may be considered.  If a fee is paid, it will be borne by the Bureau or portion of the City on whose behalf the Procurement is being made.