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Bill 8-17

AN ORDINANCE concerning: Article 8 – Purchasing

Legislative Day 6
Introduced by by Mr. Grasso, Chairman (by request of the County Executive)
FOR the purpose of defining and amending certain terms; clarifying the applicability and purposes of the Article; modifying the rules of construction and the duties of the Purchasing Agent; making persons violating provisions of the Article personally responsible for costs incurred for an unauthorized purchase; adding and relocating provisions relating to procurement contracts; changing the name of the “Purchasing Manual” to “Purchasing Regulations” and modifying who may approve amendments; amending and adding cooperative and piggyback procurement provisions; modifying advertising requirements for competitive procurements; discouraging collusive bidding; modifying bid  bond requirements; requiring posting of a summary of certain information read at bid opening; modifying when and how a final bid tabulation shall be posted; modifying how tie bids will be resolved; removing requirement to award within seven days of bid opening; modifying method of evaluation of certain bids; modifying grounds for waiving formalities and curing defects in bids; adding a provision relating to mistakes in bids; removing reference to a list of potential offerors no longer maintained by Purchasing Agent; adding provisions for demonstrations or testing as part of competitive sealed proposal process; modifying provisions relating to small procurements; modifying certain provisions relating to sole source procurements; modifying provisions relating to emergency purchases outside business hours; modifying the definition of “expedited procurement”; providing that the Purchasing Agent may approve expedited procurements with approval of Central Services Officer and Chief Administrative Officer; clarifying how expedited procurements may be awarded; providing that providers of professional services shall be licensed as otherwise required; modifying amounts paid to vendors when contracts are terminated; clarifying when cost-plus-percentage-of-cost contracts may be used; modifying who may approve award of capital improvement contracts; requiring all contracts to provide for County access to contractor records for audit and verification; modifying applicability of, required language of, and remedies for violation of non-discrimination clauses in contracts; modifying requirements for bonding of construction contracts; modifying when a County employee can acquire surplus goods; adding information regarding bids or offers to be posted on the County website; repealing the recycled paper requirement, eliminating the Advisory Committee on Standardization; modifying County, State and federal law references; making certain stylistic changes; and generally relating to purchasing.
Introduced: 1/17/2017
Hearing: 2/21/2017
Amended: 3/6/2017
Passed: 3/20/2017