Section 6-7-1. Open Marketing Purchasing. All purchases of supplies and contractual services and all sales of personal property which has become obsolete, unusable, or surplus and having an estimated value of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or less shall be made in the open market without newspaper advertisement and without compliance with Sections 6-5-2 through 6-5-7 of the Municipal Code.


All open market purchases should, whenever feasible, be based on at least three (3) competitive bids and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder in accordance with the standards stated in Section 6-5-7 (a) of the Municipal Code.


The City may solicit bids by direct requests to prospective vendors by telephone and/or mail and /or electronic means.


The City Manager shall keep a record of all open market orders and the bids submitted in competition for all open market purchases, and such records shall be open to public inspection.


The City Manager shall cause preference to be made in open market purchases for vendors that have a place of business in Northglenn, so long as the vendor provides a high quality good or service at a competitive price.

[Source: Ord. 340, 1974; 1312, 2002; 1520, 2008]

Section 6-7-2. Emergency Purchases.


In case of an apparent emergency which requires immediate purchase of supplies or contractual services, the City Manager may obtain by the open market procedure provided in the Municipal Code, at the lowest and best obtainable bid, any supplies or contractual services regardless of the amount of the expenditure.


The City Manager shall make a full written report of circumstances of any emergency purchase to the City Council, which report shall be entered on the minutes of the Council and shall be open to public inspection.


The City Manager shall prescribe rules governing procedures for emergency purchases consistent with the Municipal Code.

[Source: Ord. 340, 1974]