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5.33.060 Authority of Directors.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 183445, 185898, 187373, 187974 and 189878, effective March 4, 2020.)  Directors of Bureaus or Offices are authorized to:

A.  Execute Contracts obligating the City for purchases of Goods and Services for use by their bureau in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for a single transaction as specified in Section 5.33.180. Procurements shall not be artificially divided or fragmented so as to constitute Procurements under $10,000.

B.  Execute Contracts whenever an ordinance approved by the City Council grants additional authority to a Bureau Director beyond that stated in these rules.

C.  Authorize the awarding of grants not to exceed $5,000 when the proposed grant is included within the current fiscal year budget.  Amendments to grants that increase the grant amount may occur only when the additional amount is included within the current fiscal year budget or as otherwise adopted by the City Council by ordinance.

D.  Award, execute, amend, and terminate Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) whenever the IGA amount is less than $50,000 unless the IGA creates a new government body.

E.  Execute nondisclosure agreements (other than those set forth in PCC 3.15.090) between the City and vendors in order for the Bureau to review proprietary, trade secret and confidential information on products, services and technologies that are, or might be, considered for use by the  Bureau.  A nondisclosure agreement is one that prohibits the release of proprietary, trade secret or confidential information, whether held by the City or the vendor, and does not include any monetary consideration. Non-disclosure agreements must be approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office.

F.  Execute data grant agreements (other than those set forth in PCC 3.15.090) between the City and grantees in order for the Bureau to share Bureau data.  A data grant agreement is one in which the City will grant the use of pertinent City data to other agencies, organizations or individuals for research projects or projects performed under Contract with the City.  Data grant agreements may include monetary consideration to the City. Data grant agreements must be approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office.

G.  Execute intellectual property license agreements between the City and third parties for the sale, license or permission to use City intellectual property, as managed by the Bureau.  Develop, adopt and maintain any Bureau policies related to the use of the Bureau’s intellectual property, including the maintenance, protection and enforcement of the Bureau’s rights in their intellectual property. Intellectual property license agreements must be approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office.