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File #: 2020-0882    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/6/2020 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 12/16/2020 Final action: 12/21/2020
Enactment date: 12/21/2020 Enactment #: 649
Effective date: 12/23/2020    
Title: Resolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to participate in applicable cooperative purchasing agreements for goods, materials, equipment, supplies, services, professional services, or construction, as authorized by the Commonwealth Procurement Code and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law for the 2021 Fiscal Year.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. Summary 2020-0882
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Resolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to participate in applicable cooperative purchasing agreements for goods, materials, equipment, supplies, services, professional services, or construction, as authorized by the Commonwealth Procurement Code and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law for the 2021 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, professional 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 City, 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, contracts are exempt from the requirements of the lowest responsible bidder if purchased through "intergovernmental or cooperative purchasing plans, established pursuant to applicable law," and

WHEREAS, it is the will of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh to review this authorization to participate in applicable cooperative purchasing agreements on an annual basis.


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. This Resolution authorizes the City of Pittsburgh to request of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any Commonwealth of Penns...

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