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File #: 2018-0642    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 6/29/2018 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 7/2/2018 Final action: 7/17/2018
Enactment date: 7/17/2018 Enactment #: 24
Effective date: 7/19/2018    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 161: Contracts, by adding specific language to Section 161.02A to provide for the competitive process to procure certain professional services on an as-needed basis; and by amending Section 161.24 to reference the new procurement option; and by amending Section 161.01 and 161.01A to remove the legislative financial account requirement as it applies to professional services procured on an as-needed basis.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. Summary 2018-0642.docx
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 161: Contracts, by adding specific language to Section 161.02A to provide for the competitive process to procure certain professional services on an as-needed basis; and by amending Section 161.24 to reference the new procurement option; and by amending Section 161.01 and 161.01A to remove the legislative financial account requirement as it applies to professional services procured on an as-needed basis.

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh desires to procure certain professional services on an as-needed basis; and

WHEREAS, procurement of certain professional services on an as-needed basis provides the City of Pittsburgh with the ability to mobilize necessary professional services more quickly to address changing circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances does not currently provide a competitive process suited to the procurement of certain professional services on an as-needed basis.

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 161: Contracts, is hereby supplemented by adding new subsections 161.02A(a)(4) and 161.02A(e) as follows:

? 161.02A - AWARD OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS.

(a) Definitions. The following definitions are applicable to this Section 161.02A:

(1) Competitive process. Method of competitively selecting contractors/consultants based on qualifications and negotiations rather than a sole competitive price bid.

(2) Contract modification. Any written alteration in the scope of work, compensation, period of performance, or any other provision of any professional services contract that is agreed to by both parties in a written contract amendment.


(3) Emergency professional services contract. A professional services contract required where there exists unforeseen circumstances beyond the Ci...

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