2010 Tennessee Code
Title 6 - Cities And Towns
Chapter 35 - City ManagerAdministration of City Affairs Under Modified Manager-Council Charter
Part 2 - City Manager
6-35-205 - Purchasing.

6-35-205. Purchasing.

(a)  Except as provided in § 6-36-115, the manager shall be responsible for all city purchasing but may delegate such duty to any subordinate appointed by the manager.

(b)  (1)  Competitive prices for all purchases and public improvements shall be obtained whenever practicable and in accordance with regulations established by ordinance, and the purchase made from or the contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; provided, that the city shall have the power to reject any and all bids.

     (2)  Formal sealed bids shall be obtained in all transactions involving the expenditure of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more, and the transaction shall be evidenced by written contract submitted to and approved by the council; provided, that in cases where the council indicates by formal unanimous resolution of those present at the meeting, based upon the written recommendation of the manager, that it is clearly to the advantage of the city not to contract with competitive bidding, it may authorize noncompetitive contracts.

     (3)  The council may also authorize the making of public improvements or the performing of any other city work by any city department or agency without competitive bidding.

(c)  Purchasing and contract procedures not prescribed by this charter or other law may be established by ordinance.

[Acts 1957, ch. 238, § 7.19; T.C.A., § 6-3518; Acts 1993, ch. 353, § 3; 2002, ch. 543, § 1.]  

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