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File #: 2017-2114    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/9/2017 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/13/2017 Final action: 11/28/2017
Enactment date: 11/28/2017 Enactment #: 736
Effective date: 12/1/2017    
Title: Resolution Authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to participate in applicable cooperative purchasing agreements for goods, materials, equipment, supplies, services, or construction, as authorized by the Commonwealth Procurement Code and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law for the 2018 Fiscal Year.
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak
Title
Resolution Authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to participate in applicable cooperative purchasing agreements for goods, materials, equipment, supplies, services, or construction, as authorized by the Commonwealth Procurement Code and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

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Whereas, 62 Pa.C.S.A. ? 1902 (the Commonwealth Procurement Code) permits a municipality to "participate in, sponsor, conduct, or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of any supplies, services or construction with one of more public procurement units or external procurement activities" as defined therein "in accordance with an agreement entered into between the participants;" and

Whereas, 53 Pa.C.S.A. ? 2309 (the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Act) permits a municipality to make direct purchases from vendors or suppliers of goods, materials or equipment without compliance with existing and otherwise applicable statutory requirements governing competitive bidding and execution of contracts, so long as permitted by the County, and

Whereas, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act requires that municipalities desiring to participate file with the County purchasing agency and with the County Solicitor a certified copy of an ordinance or resolution of its governing body requesting that it be authorized to participate in purchase contracts of the County and agreeing that it will be bound by the terms and conditions as the County prescribes and that it will be responsible for payment directly to the vendor under each purchase contract, and

Whereas, it is in the interest of intergovernmental cooperation and for the benefit of the residents of the City of Pittsburgh that the City has the opportunity to participate in or purchase off such contracts, and

Whereas, per Section 161.02(a)(7) of the City Code, applicable purchases of materials, supplies, equipment, and general maintenance and services are exempt from the...

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