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File #: 2018-0698    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 7/13/2018 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 2/20/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative; Article VII, Procedures; Chapter 161, Contracts, to reflect current best practices in local government procurement.
Attachments: 1. Summary 2018-0698
Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative; Article VII, Procedures; Chapter 161, Contracts, to reflect current best practices in local government procurement.

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

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative; Article VII, Procedures; Chapter 161, Contracts, Section 161.01, Contract Authorization, is hereby amended as follows:

(a) Every contract relating to City affairs shall be authorized by ordinance or resolution of City Council and shall be awarded as required by applicable law and authorized regulations. Except in the case of contracts for the purchase of general material, supplies and equipment, or for general maintenances and services or for open-end Professional Services Contracts, such ordinance or resolution shall designate the maximum amount authorized for such contract, and the account from which payment shall be made.
(b) The City may enter into one (1) or more intergovernmental cooperation agreements with Allegheny County regarding joint purchasing on the City's behalf. Such intergovernmental cooperation agreement and any amendments shall be presented to City Council for its approval on an annual basis.
(cb) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget or his/her designee may also enter into additional joint-purchasing agreements or participate in other joint purchasing associations on behalf of the City, subject to annual authorization of Council, and requirements of applicable law.

Section 2. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative; Article VII, Procedures; Chapter 161, Contracts; Section 161.01A, Required Approvals from City Council for Designated City Contracts, is hereby amended as follows.

(a) The following definitions are applicable to this Chapter unless otherwise specifically defined in other sections:
(1) COMMODITIES: Materials, supplies, goods, equipment, and/or personal property, including pre-packaged...

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