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File #: 15-0367    Version: 1 Name: Approval Delegation
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/10/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/23/2015 Final action: 6/23/2015
Title: Consider and take action on an ordinance approving the delegation to certain city officers of the City Council’s authority to approve certain contracts for budgeted items (Director of Finance)
Attachments: 1. Data Sheet, 2. Proposed Ordinance, 3. Purchasing Policy
Title
Consider and take action on an ordinance approving the delegation to certain city officers of the City Council's authority to approve certain contracts for budgeted items (Director of Finance)
 
Background:
Article II Section 21 of the City's Home Rule Charter authorizes the City Manager to "Sign contracts for which neither competitive bidding nor another procurement method is required by state law."  This limit is currently $50,000.  
 
Article VII, Section 14 of the City's Home Rule Charter allows the City Council to by ordinance delegate the authority to contract for budgeted expenditures without further approval of the Council.  
 
In order to efficiently administer the business of the City, staff has proposed the following delegation of contracting authority (Section 2-102 of the purchasing policy):
·      $ 0 - $1,000                  Department designees
·      $1,001 - $2,000        Department heads
·      $3,000 - $10,000      Department directors
·      $10,000 - $50,000      City Manager or Deputy City Manager
All contracts over $50,000 are presented to City Council for authorization.
 
Attachment:
1.      Data Sheet
2.      Proposed Ordinance
3.      Purchasing Policy
 
 
 
CONTRACT ORIGINATION:
                     
FUNDING
{x} NOT APPLICABLE
{  } Funds are available from Account #___________________________            
{  } Requires Budget Amendment to transfer from Account #____________to Account # ___________________