§ 2-400. Legislative intent.  

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  • (a) The city commission recognizes that fair and open competition is a basic tenet of public procurement; that such competition reduces the appearance and opportunity for favoritism and inspires public confidence that contracts are awarded equitably and economically; and that documentation and monitoring of the procurement process are important means of curbing any improprieties and establishing public confidence in the process by which property and services are procured.

    (b) The city commission recognizes it is essential to the effective and ethical procurement of property and services that there be a system of uniform procedures to be utilized by a city agency or agencies in procuring property and services; that detailed documentation of procurement decisions be maintained; and that adherence by the city and the contractor to specific ethical considerations be required.

    (c) The city commission recognizes it is essential that city procurement procedures comply with state statutes where required; and that city procurement procedures be consistent with the intent of state statutes where strict compliance is not required.

(Ord. No. 95-01, § 1, 2-21-95; Ord. No. 2011-32, § 1, 12-20-11; Ord. No. 2013-17, § 1, 11-5-13)