Chapter 3.04
PURCHASES AND CONTRACTS

Sections:

3.04.005    Definitions.

3.04.010    Applications.

3.04.015    Exemptions.

3.04.016    Contracts for information equipment and services.

3.04.020    Purchasing division.

3.04.030    Purchasing manager.

3.04.040    Qualifications.

3.04.050    Appointment.

3.04.060    Powers and duties.

3.04.075    Inventory.

3.04.080    Quantity purchases.

3.04.090    Standardization.

3.04.100    Storage, supplies in general use.

3.04.110    E R & R - Stores and acquisitions.

3.04.120    Competitive bidding.

3.04.130    Procedures.

3.04.131    Mandatory bidder responsibility criteria.

3.04.132    Supplemental bidder responsibility criteria.

3.04.135    Small works, roster.

3.04.137    Small business outreach activities.

3.04.140    Award, execution, by whom.

3.04.150    Performance bond.

3.04.160    Purchases, leases, and contracts for personal property.

3.04.165    Estimates.

3.04.170    Rebid contracts.

3.04.175    Public work contracts.

3.04.177    Environmentally preferable purchasing and product utilization.

3.04.178    Acquisition of products through auctions.

3.04.180    Proprietary purchases.

3.04.190    Service contract not subject to bidding requirements.

3.04.191    Architectural and engineering (A/E) service contracts - Policy.

3.04.193    Announcements.

3.04.194    Guidelines.

3.04.195    Award of A/E contracts.

3.04.200    Emergencies.

3.04.205    Purchases from the federal government.

3.04.210    Intergovernmental services.

3.04.220    Cooperative purchases.

3.04.240    Unregistered or unlicensed contractors.

3.04.250    Unlawful purchases.

3.04.260    Severability.

3.04.270    Effective date.

3.04.005 Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

(1) "Architectural and engineering (A/E) services" means professional services rendered by any person, other than an employee of the county, contracting to perform activities within the scope of the general definition of professional practice in Chapter 18.08, 18.43, or 18.96 RCW.

(2) "Application" means a completed statement of qualifications together with a request to be considered for the award of one or more contracts for professional services.

(3) "Director" means the director of the department of finance.

(4) "Department" means the department of finance.

(5) "Division" means the division of purchasing.

(6) "Environmentally preferable products and services" means products and services (including construction services) that have a positive impact (or reduced negative effect) on human health and the environment when compared with competing products and services that serve the same purpose.

(7) "Manager" means the purchasing manager.

(8) "Person" means any individual, organization, group, association, partnership, firm, joint venture, corporation, or any combination thereof.

(9) "Prosecuting attorney" means the prosecuting attorney or a designated member of the civil division of the prosecutor’s office.

(10) "SCC" means Snohomish County Code.

(Added Ord. 86-003, § 5, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 1, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 93-067, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff Date Aug. 28, 1993; Ord. 04-114, Nov. 22, 2004, Eff date Jan. 1, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-026, June 6, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-074, Feb. 6, 2013, Eff date Feb. 16, 2013).

3.04.010 Applications.

Procedures and requirements of this chapter shall apply to all contracts for services, public work, or labor and material, and all purchases and leases and rentals of supplies, materials, equipment, or other personal property by the county except as exempted by the terms of this chapter. This chapter establishes this division of the county, its functions, and purchasing and contracting standards and procedures. Each division and department of the county shall be responsible for submittal of purchasing requisitions as required by the purchasing division and assuring that purchases and other expenditures covered by this chapter are within and provided by the budget of such division or department.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 2, May 17, 1989).

3.04.015 Exemptions.

The following shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter:

(1) Settlements of claims for taxes or damages of any sort, whether based upon tort, contract, or otherwise;

(2) Contracts of employment, whether negotiated through duly authorized labor representatives or not, and payroll disbursements or any other payments incidental to such contracts;

(3) Travel and living expenses of officers and employees;

(4) Insurance and surety bond purchases;

(5) The following proprietary purchases:

(a) Utility billing (water, power, etc.),

(b) Postage, permit, fee, license involving a single source or governmental agency,

(c) Any care, training, or professional services for the physically and/or mentally ill by any county agency;

(6) Interdepartmental transactions;

(7) Performance of work by day labor by county employees as allowed by state law;

(8) The furnishing of any property, materials, construction, work or labor by any person or entity in accord with any condition of any variance, rezoning, platting, replatting, conditional use permit, or any other permit issued by the county;

(9) Foods. If the products being purchased by the county are of a perishable nature, such as meats, fish, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bakery products, dairy and poultry items, the purchase may be made by the department involved by direct negotiation, subject to the approval of the purchasing manager and such regulations as may be required by the county executive. Nonperishable foods (dry stores) shall be placed on bid at least once annually to determine the existence of a competitive base. If such a base at reasonable prices does not exist, the food involved may be purchased by direct negotiation by the department involved, subject to the approval of the executive;

(10) Purchases, sales, leases, licenses, or other contracts affecting real property;

(11) Any sale, lease, licensing, or other disposal of any other personal property or services by the county (see chapter 4.46 SCC);

(12) Any acquisition of property by the county by the exercise of the power of eminent domain;

(13) All contracts funded by a federal and/or state grant-in aid program or project and which are controlled by applicable federal or state law, rule or regulation; and all contracts with subgrantees or subrecipients under grants in aid programs;

(14) Contracts for the purpose of debt collection with collection agencies holding a valid license as required by chapter 19.16 RCW when said contracts have been reviewed and approved by the executive;

(15) Any contract for goods and services required for the prosecution of litigation including expert witnesses, expert witness costs, medical evaluations, other expert evaluations, transcripts, court reporter’s fees, copying and other items relating to litigation, which contracts may be negotiated by the prosecuting attorney;

(16) Any other transaction the procedures with respect to which are controlled by any other code section or for which an exemption to competitive bidding requirements is provided under state law.

(Added Ord. 86-003, § 3, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 88-071, § 1, August 9, 1988; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 3, May 17, 1989; Amended by Amended Ord. 91-033, March 27, 1991; Amended Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992; Amended Ord. 94-095, § 1, October 12, 1994).

3.04.016 Contracts for information equipment and services.

Purchases and contracts for information processing, technology, equipment, proprietary software and purchased services shall be reviewed and approved by the department of information technology in accordance with the provisions of chapter 2.350 SCC.

(Added Ord. 88-026, § 3, April 27, 1988; Amended by Ord. 16-040, June 22, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016).

3.04.020 Purchasing division.

The county purchasing division is hereby established. Such division shall administer purchases, rentals and leases of personal property and the contracting for public work, labor and material, and other services as provided in this chapter.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 4, May 17, 1989).

3.04.030 Purchasing manager.

The manager shall be the administrative head of the division and shall be the purchasing agent of the county. Under the direction and supervision of the director, he shall administer the purchasing and contracting procedures as provided in this chapter and shall prepare and submit annual budget estimates for the division as provided in SCC 4.26.030. The manager may appoint such officers and employees as are required to perform the duties of the division, in compliance with county personnel system requirements. The manager shall be deemed an employee covered by the blanket employees’ performance bond purchased by the county. In the absence of the manager, the manager’s powers and duties shall be performed by his or her designee in the division unless the director shall direct otherwise.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 6, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 5, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 07-015, March 21, 2007, Eff date April 7, 2007).

3.04.040 Qualifications.

The manager shall be appointed on the basis of his abilities, qualifications, integrity and prior experience as a purchasing agent or employment in the purchasing department of a governmental or private agency.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 7, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 6, May 17, 1989).

3.04.050 Appointment.

The manager shall be appointed by the director.

(Added Ord. 86-003, § 8, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 7, May 17, 1989).

3.04.060 Powers and duties.

In addition to the general powers and duties as set forth elsewhere in this chapter, the manager shall perform such duties as are provided by this chapter including:

(1) Prepare and submit an inventory as required by SCC 3.04.075;

(2) Prepare and make available to all departments and divisions of the county such forms as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(3) In accordance with procedures approved by the county executive, use a purchase order number system for transactions wherein the county contracts for the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment or other tangible personal property, public work, or services as provided herein, and maintain records with respect to such transactions;

(4) Review and revise conditions and clauses of bid solicitations, as deemed appropriate to clarify the award process and eliminate ambiguities;

(5) Prepare and make bid calls, postings, newspaper advertising, solicitations, provide information, receive telephone or written bids and quotations, and otherwise participate in the awarding of contracts for purchases as provided in this chapter;

(6) Recommend rules and regulations governing the relationship and procedures between the purchasing division, other divisions and departments of government and suppliers, all as approved by the director;

(7) Publish written purchasing procedures and guidelines for use by all county departments and divisions which implement overall county purchasing and material control policies, and review such procedures annually and update as deemed appropriate by the purchasing manager;

(8) Establish bid opening, advertising and recommend bid award dates; and

(9) Pursue contractor compliance with county policy on human rights as provided in SCC 2.460.170.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 9, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 8, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 91-033, March 27, 1991; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-021, June 7, 2010, Eff date Jan. 1, 2011).

3.04.075 Inventory.

The manager shall provide an annual inventory of supplies held under his control. Said inventory shall be taken at the end of the calendar year and be provided to the county executive and the director of the department of finance by January 20th of each year.

(Added Ord. 86-003, § 10, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 9, May 17, 1989).

3.04.080 Quantity purchases.

Whenever practicable, considering factors such as storage capacity, product shelf life and available funding, it shall be the policy of the division to purchase supplies in quantities sufficient to meet anticipated needs for a period of at least three months, but not, however, to exceed anticipated needs for more than one year.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 11, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 10, May 17, 1989).

3.04.090 Standardization.

(1) Equipment and supplies in general use throughout the various departments of the county shall be standardized insofar as possible. In order to secure economies through volume purchasing, county departments shall be supplied with standardized items as determined by the director. Items not normally stocked may be purchased only if the standard item is not suitable or cannot efficiently perform the task at hand or the item is needed for a particular application. The manager will maintain a continuous review of inventory items and will replace and resupply such so as to maintain an adequate inventory of standardized equipment and supplies.

(2) County officials and departments shall purchase all office supplies through the division, except as permitted elsewhere in this chapter; PROVIDED, That officers and departments may make purchases of office supplies not on hand in the division where total price does not exceed $50.00, the supplies are required to perform official duties before they can be provided through usual purchasing procedures, and such purchase is made in accord with regulations adopted by the manager. PROVIDED FURTHER, That the total amount of such purchases by any office or department shall not exceed $500.00 in any calendar year.

(3) Equipment, parts, materials, and supplies other than office supplies in an amount not more than $500.00 may be purchased by county officials and departments in accord with regulations adopted by the manager. Purchases between $500.00 and $1,000 may only be made by a department when specifically authorized in writing by the manager when he deems such to be in the best interest of the county.

(4) The director or his manager shall review the buying practices of all county departments at least annually to determine whether or not they are following the provisions of this chapter, where applicable, and are using good judgment in their purchase actions. The time and place of the review will be determined by the manager and will consider any information or records available from the division. The manager shall submit a summary of his findings and such recommendations as appropriate to the county executive following the completion of his review.

(Added Ord. 80-110 § 2, Jan. 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 84-004, § 1, Jan. 23, 1984; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 12, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 11, May 17, 1989).

3.04.100 Storage, supplies in general use.

Standardized office supplies in general use shall be stored in a convenient location or locations under the control of the manager.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 13, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 12, May 17, 1989).

3.04.110 E R & R - Stores and acquisitions.

(1) E R & R central stores acquisitions shall be through a purchasing coordinator designated by the manager.

(2) The coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating acquisitions of equipment, tools, parts, and supplies with the manager, and may make purchases required by E R & R activities amounting to $1,000 or less in accord with regulations drafted by the manager.

(3) The purchasing coordinator shall be responsible for the maintenance and operation of E R & R central stores.

(4) The coordinator shall, with the assistance of the manager, establish a standardized stock of supplies, parts, tools, equipment, and other items of general use throughout county government.

(5) The public works items of general use will be drawn by public works personnel from central stores stock. Items not stocked but required will be acquired through the division.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 14, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 13, May 17, 1989).

3.04.120 Competitive bidding.

The bid requirements of SCC 3.04.130(2), (3), (4), (5), (9) and (10) shall be complied with on all purchases, and leases of personal property and contract for public work, labor and materials, and services except the following:

(1) Purchases as provided in SCC 3.04.160;

(2) Negotiated contracts as provided in SCC 3.04.190;

(3) Proprietary purchases as provided in SCC 3.04.180;

(4) Consultant and special service contracts as provided in SCC 3.04.190;

(5) Emergencies as provided in SCC 3.04.200;

(6) Intergovernmental services as provided in SCC 3.04.210;

(7) Cooperative purchasing as provided in SCC 3.04.220

(8) Exemptions as provided in SCC 3.04.015; and

(9) Contracts for small works as provided in SCC 3.04.135.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 15, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 14, May 17, 1989; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-117, Dec. 12, 2007, Eff date Dec. 31, 2007).

3.04.130 Procedures.

Except where otherwise exempt or provided for under express provisions of this chapter, all solicitations, advertising, opening, consideration, and awards of bids and other related functions on any purchase, lease, or contract to purchase or lease personal property, public work, labor and materials, or services shall be made in accordance with the following provisions:

(1) Requisitions and specifications shall be prepared by the interested department or with assistance of the division at the request of such department. All requisitions must be signed by a department head or his authorized representative as indicated on the authorized signature form on file in the division. The call for bids shall then be prepared by the division and filed in the division for public inspection. The package for bidders may either contain detailed plans and specifications or may require the bidder to submit detailed plans and specifications prepared by him in response to performance and general requirements submitted by the county. Plans and specifications will be made available for purchase at the office of the department head preparing the plans and specifications or the division.

(2) An advertisement stating the date and hour after which bids will not be received, the scheduled time for opening bids, the character of the work to be done, or material, equipment, or services to be furnished, that the specifications therefor may be seen at the office of the division, and the location where plans and specifications may be obtained shall be published in the county official newspaper; PROVIDED, that advertisements for public work contracts for construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of public facilities shall be additionally published in a legal newspaper of general circulation in or as near as possible to that part of the county in which said work is to be done; and PROVIDED FURTHER, that if the county official newspaper is a newspaper of general circulation covering at least 40 percent of the residences of that part of the county in which such public works are to be done publication of an advertisement in the county official newspaper only shall be sufficient. Such advertisements for public work shall be published at least once, at least 13 days prior to the last date upon which bids will be received. Additional advertisements, as may be deemed necessary, may be made.

(3) Bids shall be made in writing on forms included in the call for bids and signed by the party or parties bidding thereon. The bids shall indicate the status of the bidder and the position of the party signing the bid in its behalf. If the bid is made by a joint venture, the bid shall include the names of all joint venturers and shall be signed by each joint venturer or its authorized agent. Any bid may be rejected if it does not include all information required, contains any qualification of any bid or change in the proposal, is not properly signed or is otherwise incomplete, or in the opinion of the awarding authority is irregular in any respect. An unsigned bid shall not be considered for acceptance unless other related bid documents from the bidder are signed by an authorized person which indicates that the bid was tendered in good faith as an entire bid proposal.

(4) All bids shall be sealed with the bid number and opening date on the outer cover of the bid and mailed or delivered to the division or such other location as designated in the call for bids prior to the time specified for the closing of bids in the call. Upon receipt each bid shall be time-stamped and initialed by an employee of the division or other authorized county employee. No bid shall be accepted after the time and date specified in the call for bids, and there shall be no exceptions to this requirement. After the expiration of the time for the receipt of bid proposals, those proposals which have been timely filed shall be delivered by the division to the bid board for opening. Bid openings shall be held immediately after the expiration of the time permitted for receipt of bids unless continued as provided in this section.

(5) The bid board shall consist of the county executive or his designee, the manager or his designee and a bid opening official designated by the manager. The chairman of the county council, or his designee, may also serve as a board member when he elects to attend. The board shall be present at the opening of all bids and exercise surveillance and control over the bid openings. Sealed bids delivered to the bid board shall be publicly opened by a representative of the division after the time specified; PROVIDED, that the opening of bids may be continued by the county executive, for cause, for a period not to exceed 15 days, and PROVIDED FURTHER, that notice of such continuance shall be given orally at the time and place set for the opening of bids and then in writing to all bidders who have submitted bids. Following the opening of a bid, the total amount of the bid and such breakdown of the bid as is deemed appropriate by the bid board shall immediately be read aloud by a representative of the division or a member of the bid board. The division shall check the bids for mathematical accuracy and then prepare a written summary of all bids showing the amount bid on each item contained in the bid and all mathematical corrections. Unit prices will be the basis for making awards of bids. However, the total of extensions, corrected as needed, will be used for the purpose of determining the amounts of the bid and the contractor’s performance bond.

(6) No bid shall be considered for a public work project unless accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a surety bond, cash, postal money order, cashier’s check, or certified check payable to the county treasurer in an amount equal to five percent of the amount bid. A bid deposit may be required by the manager or the director on bids for contracts other than public work and may be specified as a dollar figure rather than a percentage.

As soon as bid prices have been compared, the manager will return the bid deposits accompanying such of the bids as in his judgment would not be considered in making the award. All other bid deposits may be held until the contract and performance bond, if required, have been executed, after which all bid deposits, except such as have been forfeited, will be returned to the bidders submitting them and except that the bid deposit of the successful bidder may be held for a longer period if provided for in the invitation to bid or specifications.

(7) The rights to reject any or all bids before opening or any or all bids or portions of a bid or bids after opening, republish the call for bids, revise or cancel the work, or do the work by day labor in conformance with state law or negotiate as provided in SCC 3.04.170, are reserved to the county representatives making the award if in their judgment the best interest of the county is served thereby.

(8) If awarded, the contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder meeting the bid requirements as determined by the awarding authority. For all county contracts for public work (as those terms are defined in RCW 39.04.010(2) and 39.04.010(4)), the bidder shall meet the mandatory bidder responsibility criteria set forth in SCC 3.04.131 and, if required by the invitation to bid or bidding documents, the supplemental bidder responsibility criteria established for the contract pursuant to SCC 3.04.132. In determining the responsibility of a bidder the awarding authority may also consider the quality and nature of the material and/or services to be supplied, their conformity or lack of conformity with specifications, their suitability to meet the requirements of the county as evidenced by the specifications, compatibility with other equipment, procedures or systems of the county, time and other terms of delivery, equipment available to the bidder, location and adequacy of repair facilities of the bidder, subcontractors to be utilized, whether the bidder can perform the contract within the time specified, and such other information or factors as may affect the bidder’s ability to perform the project in accord with the specifications. If the bid is based upon plans and specifications submitted by the bidder, the overall capability of such plans and specifications to meet performance requirements of the county as stated in the call for bids may also be considered. Prior to award of public work construction contracts involving non-county agencies, approvals required from such agencies shall be secured by the originating department.

(9) Decisions with respect to award or other disposition shall be made within 30 days of the time set for opening of the bids unless continued to a later date by the authority charged with the responsibility of making the award. No continuance shall be made for more than 30 additional days except with the consent of the bidders who are being considered for the award.

(10) The division shall notify the successful bidder of the award in writing and deliver or mail to him appropriate contract and other forms. Signed contract forms, together with such performance bond, certificate of insurance, and other documents as are required of the successful bidder shall be returned to the division within 15 days of delivery or mailing of the contract forms unless such time is extended by the awarding authority. If the successful bidder fails to return the executed contract and a satisfactory performance bond within the time allowed, his bid deposit shall be forfeited to the county, and the contract may be awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder. Notice and award of contract form shall then be forwarded to the successful bidder, and if he shall not respond within the times as indicated above, his deposit shall be forfeited, and in a like manner the contract may be awarded to subsequent responsible bidders until the contract, bond and other documents are executed and returned by a responsible bidder or all bid proposals are exhausted through this process.

(11) If the county executive elects to trade in used equipment on the purchase of new equipment, the call for bids on the new equipment shall include a notice that the county has for sale or trade-in used equipment of a specified type and description which will be sold or traded in on the same day and hour that the bids on the new equipment are awarded. Any bidder on the new equipment may include in his offer to sell, an offer to accept all or part of the used equipment as a part payment of the new equipment purchase price, setting forth the amount of such allowance as required by the specifications.

In determining the lowest responsible bid on the new equipment, the awarding authority shall consider the net cost to the county of such new equipment after trade-in allowances have been deducted. The awarding authority as provided in SCC 3.04.140 may accept the new equipment bid of any bidder without trading in the used equipment but may not require any such bidder to purchase the used equipment without awarding the bidder the new equipment contract. Nothing in this section shall bar anyone from making an offer for the purchase of the used equipment independent of a bid on the new equipment and the awarding authority shall consider such offers in relation to the trade-in allowances offered to determine the net best sale and purchase combination for the county. Delivery of the used equipment to the successful bidder may, at the county’s option, be delayed until receipt of the new equipment.

(12) The county may call for bids for a fixed number of items sought to be purchased "or more," in which case the vendor shall be deemed to have irrevocably offered to supply such additional items above the number specified as the county at its option may order from the supplier for a period of one year from the date of award, or for such other period as is stated in the call for bids or a bidder’s response. The bidder may indicate a maximum number of items that can be obtained at the bid price over and above the quantity cited on the bid form. This subsection shall not require that the county purchase any particular number above the number stated nor that the county satisfy its needs for the item by purchases above the number stated. Reference to this section shall be included in all calls for bids on an "or more" basis.

(13) Any department preparing specifications and bid packages shall provide its proposed bid package to the division for review and approval prior to publication. Excluded from this approval requirement are bid packages requiring approval from other regulatory agencies.

(14) When two or more low bids are equal, considering all factors, the award shall be determined through a drawing by lot, which shall be witnessed by at least two members of the bid board other than the person supervising the drawing. The full names and addresses of the witnesses to such drawing shall be included on or attached to the abstract of bids.

(15) The manager may request clarification of any ambiguous entry in a bid prior to the award of a contract. Following such clarification, the manager, with the concurrence of the prosecuting attorney, may recommend rejection of the bid if it is still unclear or ambiguous. Any request for withdrawal of a bid following opening because of a claimed mistake in the bid shall be granted by the manager only upon approval by the prosecuting attorney.

(16) If the invitation for bids so provides, a bid is not rendered non-responsive if the bidder specifies that the award will be accepted only on all, or a specified group of fewer than all, items included in the invitation.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 15, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992; amended by Amended Ord. 10-054, Aug. 4, 2010, Eff date Aug. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 13-040, June 12, 2013, Eff date June 24, 2013).

3.04.131 Mandatory bidder responsibility criteria.

(1) The bidder responsibility criteria set forth in this section shall be used by the interested department, in consultation with the division, to establish the minimum requirements for all contractors and subcontractors bidding on county contracts for public work (as those terms are defined in RCW 39.04.010(2) and RCW 39.04.010(4)). The bid documents shall set forth the documentation to be submitted by bidders to demonstrate their compliance with the mandatory bidder responsibility criteria.

(2) To be considered a responsible bidder and qualified to be awarded a county contract for public work, the bidder must:

(a) At the time of bid submittal, have a certificate of registration in compliance with chapter 18.27 RCW;

(b) Have a current state unified business identifier (UBI) number;

(c) If applicable, have:

(i) industrial insurance coverage for the bidder’s employees working in Washington as required in Title 51 RCW;

(ii) a state employment security department number as required in Title 50 RCW; and

(iii) a state excise tax registration number as required in Title 82 RCW;

(d) Not be disqualified from bidding on any public works contract under RCW 39.06.010 or RCW 39.12.065(3); and

(e) Until December 31, 2013, not have violated section 1, chapter 276, Laws of 2010, more than one time as determined by the state department of labor and industries.

(3) A bidder must verify mandatory responsibility criteria for each first tier subcontractor, and a subcontractor of any tier that hires other subcontractors must verify mandatory responsibility criteria for each of its subcontractors. Verification shall include that each subcontractor, at the time of subcontract execution, meets the responsibility criteria listed in RCW 39.04.350(1) and SCC 3.04.131(2) and possesses an electrical contractor license, if required by chapter 19.28 RCW, or an elevator contractor license, if required by chapter 70.87 RCW. This verification requirement, as well as the mandatory responsibility criteria, must be included in every public works contract and subcontract of every tier.

(Added Ord. 10-054, Aug. 4, 2010, Eff date Aug. 30, 2010).

3.04.132 Supplemental bidder responsibility criteria.

(1) In addition to the mandatory bidder responsibility criteria set forth in SCC 3.04.131, the interested department, in consultation with the division, may adopt in connection with a particular project relevant supplemental bidder responsibility criteria which the bidder must meet. Those supplemental criteria, including the basis for evaluation and the deadlines for requesting modification of the supplemental bidder responsibility criteria and for appealing a determination that a low bidder is not responsible under the supplemental bidder responsibility criteria, shall be provided in the invitation to bid or bidding documents.

(2) As relevant to a particular project, supplemental bidder responsibility criteria may be included to require that:

(a) The bidder shall not owe delinquent taxes to the Washington state department of revenue without a payment plan approved by the department of revenue;

(b) The bidder shall not currently be debarred or suspended by the federal government;

(c) The bidder shall have complied with minority and women’s business enterprises, disadvantaged business enterprises, or other similar utilization requirements or goals on federally-funded public works projects with such requirements completed by the bidder within three years of the bid submittal date, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the county;

(d) The bidder shall not be listed as an ineligible contractor on the federal GSA Excluded Parties List System set forth by 31 U.S.C § 6101 and Executive Order 13496;

(e) If bidding on a public works project subject to the apprenticeship utilization requirements in chapter 3.05 SCC, the bidder:

(i) shall not have been found out of compliance with apprenticeship requirements of chapter 3.05 SCC unless otherwise excepted or waived in writing by the executive or the executive’s designee pursuant to SCC 3.05.040 for a one-year period immediately preceding the date of the bid submittal deadline; and

(ii) shall have complied with apprenticeship utilization goals on public works projects having such requirements that were completed by the bidder within a three-year period immediately preceding the date of the bid submittal deadline, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the county;

(f) The bidder shall not have been convicted of a crime involving bidding on a public works contract within five years from the bid submittal deadline;

(g) The bidder’s standard subcontract form shall include the subcontractor responsibility language required by RCW 39.06.020, and the bidder shall have an established procedure which it utilizes to validate the responsibility of each of its subcontractors. The bidder’s subcontract form shall also include a requirement that each of its subcontractors shall have and document a similar procedure to determine whether the sub-tier subcontractors with which it contracts are also "responsible" subcontractors as defined by RCW 39.06.020;

(h) The bidder shall not have a record of excessive claims filed against the retainage or payment bonds for public works projects during the previous three years that demonstrate a lack of effective management by the bidder of making timely and appropriate payments to its subcontractors, suppliers, and workers, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the county;

(i) The bidder shall have successfully completed projects of a similar size and scope as required by the contract documents for the project. In evaluating whether projects were successfully completed, the county may check owner references for previous projects and evaluate the owner’s assessment of bidder performance, including but not limited to quality control, safety record, timeliness of performance, use of skilled personnel, management of subcontractors, availability of and use of appropriate equipment, compliance with contract documents, and management of submittals process, change orders and close-out;

(j) The bidder shall not have had any public works contract terminated for cause by a government agency during the five year period immediately preceding the bid submittal deadline for the project, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the county;

(k) The bidder shall not have judgments entered by a court of law against the bidder within five years of the bid submittal date that demonstrate a pattern of failing to meet the terms of contracts, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the county; and

(l) The bidder shall not have a documented pattern of prevailing wage complaints filed against it within five years of the bid submittal date that demonstrates a failure to pay workers prevailing wages, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the county.

(3) Supplemental bidder responsibility criteria may include any other criteria determined by the county to be relevant to the particular project being bid, including but not limited to the ability, capacity and skill of the bidder to perform, the experience and efficiency of the bidder, the financial situation of the bidder, and the performance of the bidder on previous contracts or services.

(4) In a timely manner before the bid submittal deadline, a potential bidder may request that the county modify the supplemental bidder responsibility criteria. The county must evaluate the information submitted by the potential bidder and respond before the bid submittal deadline. If the evaluation results in a change of the criteria, the county must publish an addendum to the bidding documents identifying the modified criteria.

(5) If the bidder fails to supply information requested concerning responsibility within the time and manner specified in the bid documents, the county may base its determination of responsibility upon any available information related to the supplemental criteria or may find the bidder not responsible.

(6) If the county determines a bidder to be not responsible, the county must provide, in writing, the reasons for the determination. The bidder may appeal the determination within the time period specified in the bidding documents by presenting additional information to the county. The county must consider the additional information before issuing its final determination. If the final determination affirms that the bidder is not responsible, the county may not execute a contract with any other bidder until two business days after the bidder determined to be not responsible has received the final determination.

(7) The invitation to bid or bidding documents shall specify the times, manner and means of communications, deadlines and determinations required by this section.

(Added Ord. 10-054, Aug. 4, 2010, Eff date Aug. 30, 2010)

3.04.135 Small works, roster.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 39.04.155, the division shall develop and administer a small works roster process for awarding contracts for construction, building, renovation, remodeling, alteration, repair, or improvement of real property with an estimated cost of $300,000 or less. The small works roster process shall include a limited public works process for projects estimated to cost less than $35,000.

(2) Pursuant to SCC 3.04.060(7), the manager shall adopt and publish written procedures and guidelines necessary to implement this section.

(3) The small works roster process may be administered by interlocal agreement as provided in RCW 39.04.155 and Chapter 39.34 RCW or by contract with a non-governmental service provider, including but not limited to the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington, provided that all such agreements or contracts must be approved in accordance with SCC 3.04.140 and 3.04.210.

(Added by Amended Ord. 07-117, Dec. 12, 2007, Eff date Dec. 31, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-084; Sept. 9, 2009, Eff date Oct. 2, 2009)

3.04.137 Small business outreach activities.

As authorized by RCW 39.04.155(5), the division shall develop and implement small business outreach activities to encourage small businesses that are registered contractors with gross revenues under $250,000 to submit quotations or bids on small works roster contracts awarded under SCC 3.04.135. The outreach activities may be developed in consultation with the Snohomish County Economic Development Council, Inc., or other appropriate governmental or non-governmental entities and shall include procedures for identifying projects appropriate for the limited public works process established under SCC 3.04.135, notifying small businesses of quotation or bid opportunities, and educating small businesses regarding the existence, requirements, and potential benefits of the small works roster process. In May and November of each year the division shall submit a written report to the executive and council detailing the practical results of the division’s outreach activities since the previous report.

(Added by Amended Ord. 07-117, Dec. 12, 2007, Eff date Dec. 31, 2007)

3.04.140 Award, execution, by whom.

(1) Contracts for intergovernmental services shall be awarded and approved by the county council except those for $50,000 or less which may be awarded and approved by the county executive.

(2) Consultant contracts and special service contracts not subject to bidding requirements for $25,000 or less may be awarded and approved by the county executive. The executive may delegate by executive order such award, approval or signature authority as the executive deems appropriate.

(3) Contracts subject to bidding requirements for $250,000 or less, for programs and projects for which sufficient appropriation authority exists and which implement programs, projects, or functions the county council has specifically authorized by motion or ordinance, may be awarded and approved by the county executive. The executive may delegate by executive order such award, approval, or signature authority as the executive deems appropriate.

(4) Amendments, change orders, and orders for extra work for $200,000 or less on contracts subject to bidding requirements for which sufficient appropriation authority exists may be awarded and approved by the county executive, except as provided in subsection (6) of this section. The executive may delegate by executive order such award, approval or signature authority as the executive deems appropriate.

(5) Contracts incidental to litigation for $50,000 or less may be awarded and approved by the prosecuting attorney.

(6) Options in purchase contracts to extend performance may be exercised by the manager, with the concurrence of the official or department head involved, when it is in the best interests of the county to do so.

(7) The county executive shall submit to the county council on a quarterly basis a report showing the parties, contract amount, and purposes of each contract and contract amendment approved and signed by the county executive under this section.

(8) Except as provided by ordinance, all contracts shall be awarded and approved by the county council.

(Added Ord. 86-003, § 17, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 16, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 92-058, June 24, 1992; Amended Ord. 95-011, § 1, April 26, 1995, Eff date May 8, 1995; Amended Ord. 97-093, § 1, Oct. 22, 1997, Eff date Nov. 3, 1997; Emergency Ord. 07-033, April 18, 2007, Eff date April 18, 2007; Ord. 07-036, May 21, 2007, Eff date June 15, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-002, Jan. 30, 2008, Eff date Feb. 11, 2008; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-065, June 4, 2008, Eff date June 16, 2008).

3.04.150 Performance bond.

When a performance bond is required by state law or otherwise by the call for bids, the successful bidder shall furnish a duly executed bond upon a form furnished by the county, signed by an approved surety or sureties in the full amount of the contract price conditioned as required therein and by RCW 39.08.010 as now or hereafter amended and any other applicable state law; PROVIDED, That in lieu of a performance bond on any contracts of $3,500 or less the manager, in his discretion, may retain 100 percent of the contract amount for a period of 30 days after the date of final acceptance, or until receipt of all necessary releases from the Department of Revenue and the Department of Labor and Industries, whichever is later. Upon receipt of an executed performance bond, the division shall file it with the director of the department of finance. In projects where a performance bond is not required by state law, the county executive may still require such bond when he concludes that such is required in the best interests of the county. Any question with respect to the adequacy of any bond shall be determined by the manager. (Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 18, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 17, May 17, 1989).

(§ 2, Ord. 89-004, adopted February 15, 1989. Prior: SCC 1.01.005 adopted by § 1 of Resolution on January 27, 1969; SCC 1.01.010 adopted by § 2 of Resolution on January 27, 1969).

3.04.160 Purchases, leases, and contracts for personal property.

The manager or his designee is granted authority to award any contract, lease or purchase of personal property except as otherwise provided in this chapter and the county charter, involving less than $5,000, sales tax and shipping charges not included, without compliance with the requirements of SCC 3.04.130(2), (3), (4), (5), (9) and (10). On contracts, leases, or purchases from $5,000 to less than $25,000, sales tax and shipping charges not included, the manager or his designee shall be responsible for soliciting telephone and/or written quotations from at least three vendors whenever possible to assure establishment of a competitive price and for awarding such contracts for purchase of supplies, equipment, services, work and materials to the lowest responsible bidder as defined in SCC 3.04.130(8). Immediately after award is made, the bid quotations obtained shall be open to public inspection or telephone inquiry. At least twice per year, the county shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation within the jurisdiction a notice of the existence of a vendor reference list and solicit vendor names for the list. The division will prepare specifications and post notice of intent to purchase upon its bulletin board for not less than three working days prior to making any such contract or purchase, except that the period of posting may be waived by the manager. A contract pursuant to this section less than $25,000 in value need not be advertised. The county executive may waive the requirements of advertisement and competitive bidding for materials and labor to repair or restore any county motor vehicle, trailer, or other equipment to an operable or usable condition, or for labor, materials or services required to prevent imminent and material injury or damage to the public or property of the county. Purchases for less than $5,000 may be made by the manager, subject to such regulations as the director may approve.

Purchase transactions for materials, supplies, equipment, and services valued at $25,000 or more shall be formally bid and advertised. Such advertisement shall be published in the official county newspaper at least once, at least 13 days prior to the last date upon which bids will be received.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 19, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 18, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992; Ord. 07-078, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007; Amended by Ord. 13-040, June 12, 2013, Eff date June 24, 2013).

3.04.165 Estimates.

Prior to any negotiation or call for bids for any public works contract or any other contract covered by this chapter, the estimated amount of which exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars, the head of the county department involved shall prepare or cause to be prepared a detailed estimate of the amount of such contract. No contract for the construction of any public work shall be awarded on a bid exceeding the estimate by more than ten percent without supporting justification and the approval of the council on written motion. No other contract covered by this chapter shall be awarded on a bid which exceeds the estimate by more than ten thousand dollars without the approval of the council.

(Ord. 83-018 § 1, adopted April 7, 1983; Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 20, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992; Amended by Emergency Ord. 12-073, Aug. 27, 2012, Eff date Aug. 27, 2012).

3.04.170 Rebid contracts.

Whenever a call for a bid which has been properly advertised results in no bids received or whenever all bids submitted have been rejected with good and reasonable justification by the authority charged with awarding the contract involved, a new call for bids may be issued.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1980; Amended Ord. 86-003, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992).

3.04.175 Public work contracts.

Competitive bidding and advertising shall not be required for public work contracts valued less than $40,000 excluding sales tax. Except as authorized by SCC 3.04.135, public work contracts valued at or in excess of $40,000 excluding sales tax shall be competitively bid and advertised. Such advertisement shall be published in the official county newspaper at least once at least 13 days prior to the last date upon which bids will be received.

(Added Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992; Amended by Amended Ord. 07-117, Dec. 12, 2007, Eff date Dec. 31, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-084, Sept. 9, 2009, Eff date Oct. 2, 2009).

3.04.177 Environmentally preferable purchasing and product utilization.

County departments shall, to the greatest extent feasible and practicable and in a manner that balances fiscal and environmental stewardship, procure and utilize environmentally preferable materials, products, and services (including construction services). Consistent with SCC 3.04.060(7), the manager shall develop and publish an environmentally preferable purchasing and product utilization policy.

(Added Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-074, Feb. 6, 2013, Eff date Feb. 16, 2013).

3.04.178 Acquisition of products through auctions.

County departments may purchase any supplies, materials or equipment at auctions conducted by the government of the United States or any agency thereof, any agency of Washington state, any municipality or other government agency, or any private party without being subject to public bidding requirements, if the items can be obtained at a competitive price.

(Added Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992).

3.04.180 Proprietary purchases.

Requirements of SCC 3.04.130 (2), (3), (4), (5), (8), (9), and (10) shall not apply to purchases and contracts clearly and legitimately limited to single sources of supply and purchases involving special training, special facilities, special services, market conditions, or where compatibility is required with other county equipment, procedures or systems in which instances purchase prices and other terms may be established by direct negotiations by the manager. Such contracts may be approved by the executive except that the director may approve such contracts where they do not exceed the sum of $10,000, unless approval by the council is required under the charter or other provisions of this chapter.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1980; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 22, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 19, May 17, 1989; Emergency Ord. 07-033, April 18, 2007, Eff date April 18, 2007; Ord. 07-036, May 21, 2007, Eff date June 15, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-065, June 4, 2008, Eff date June 16, 2008).

3.04.190 Service contract not subject to bidding requirements.

Consultant contracts and special service contracts not subject to bidding requirements may be negotiated by the county executive or the head of any administrative or executive department; PROVIDED, That contracts for $25,000 or less may be awarded and approved by the executive. Consultant contracts and special service contracts not subject to bidding requirements for more than $25,000 shall require council approval. Contracts for architectural and engineering services shall be controlled by SCC 3.04.191 and SCC 3.04.193 through 3.04.195 to the extent that such sections are inconsistent with this and other sections of this chapter.

(Ord. 82-028 § 1, adopted April 14, 1982; Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 20, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 91-175, December 11, 1991; Amended Ord. 92-088, August 19, 1992; Amended Ord. 95-011, § 2, April 26, 1995, Eff date May 8, 1995; Emergency Ord. 07-033, April 18, 2007, Eff date April 18, 2007; Ord. 07-036, May 21, 2007, Eff date June 15, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-065, June 4, 2008, Eff date June 16, 2008).

3.04.191 Architectural and engineering (A/E) service contracts - Policy.

It is the policy of the county, as provided herein, that the county regularly announce requirements and negotiate contracts for architectural and engineering (A/E) services on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification for the type of professional services required and for fair and reasonable prices.

(Ord. 82-082 § 2, adopted April 14, 1982).

3.04.193 Announcements.

In advance of any negotiation on any contract for A/E services, the division shall publish an announcement stating concisely the general scope and nature of the project or work for which services are required and the address of the county agency which can provide further details:

(1) On each occasion services required by a consultant are required, or

(2) Announcing generally to the public a county agency’s projected requirements for any category or type of A/E services

(Ord. 82-028 § 2, adopted April 14, 1982; Amended Ord. 86-003, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 21, May 17, 1989).

3.04.194 Guidelines.

The executive or his designees shall promulgate guidelines and regulations for use in the procurement of A/E services, which regulations shall (1) require the submittal and encourage the annual submittal of statements of qualifications and performance data, in form approved by the executive, and require an evaluation of current statements of qualifications and performance data prior to letting and contract for A/E services and provide criteria for such evaluation; and (2) shall include a plan to ensure that minorities and women-owned firms are afforded the maximum practical opportunity to compete for and obtain contracts for A/E services. The level of participation by minority and women-owned firms shall be consistent with their general availability within the professional communities involved.

(Ord. 82-028 § 2, adopted April 14, 1982).

3.04.195 Award of A/E contracts.

(1) Prior to award of any A/E contract, the county agency requesting the services shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and performance data on file or submitted regarding the proposed contract, and shall conduct discussions with one or more firms regarding anticipated concepts and the relative utility of alternative methods of approach for furnishing required data.

(2) The county agency involved shall select from the interested firms, based upon criteria established by the executive and contained in the guidelines required by SCC 3.04.194, the firm deemed most highly qualified to provide the services required for the proposed contract.

(3) The involved agency shall then attempt to negotiate the terms of contract in accord with county guidelines with the most qualified firm at a price which the agency determines is fair and reasonable to the agency. In making its determination, the agency shall take into account the estimated value of the services to be rendered as well as the scope, complexity, and professional nature thereof.

(4) If the agency is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with a firm selected at a price the agency determines to be fair and reasonable negotiations with that firm shall be formally terminated and the agency shall select other firms in accordance with (1) and (2) of this section and continue in accordance with this section until an agreement is reached or the process is terminated.

(5) After negotiating terms of contract acceptable to the agency with a firm selected as provided above, the agency shall refer the contract to the council or executive, whichever is the responsible authority for awarding such contract under SCC 3.04.190, together with a record of negotiations conducted with any other firm. The contract may then be approved, rejected, or referred back to the interested agency for further negotiations or any other reason by the responsible authority. Any such contract shall then be signed by the executive.

(Ord. 82-028 § 2, adopted April 14, 1982).

3.04.200 Emergencies.

The council or the county executive may approve such a contract as they or he might otherwise approve under the terms of this chapter and the county charter without compliance with the procedures contained in SCC 3.04.130 (2--6), (9), (10), and (11), 3.04.160, 3.04.191 or 3.04.193 through 3.04.195 if the immediate approval of the contract is necessitated by any emergency caused by fire, flood, explosion, storm, earthquake, epidemic, riot, or insurrection, or for the immediate preservation of order or of public health or public property, or for the restoration to a condition of usefulness of any public property the usefulness of which has been temporarily destroyed, lost, or diminished, or for the relief of a stricken community overtaken by a calamity, or to perform any mandatory activity required by any law upon a finding of the existence of such emergency and entry thereof into the records of the authority having the power to approve such contract.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 25, February 12, 1986).

3.04.205 Purchases from the federal government.

The county may make purchases of supplies, materials, electronic data processing and telecommunication equipment, software, services, and/or equipment from or through the United States without calling for bids, as provided in RCW 39.32.090. (Added by Ord. 13-046, § 1, July 17, 2013, Eff date July 29, 2013).

3.04.210 Intergovernmental services.

The county may enter into contracts for intergovernmental services with other municipal corporations or agencies of the state or federal government. Such contracts shall be approved as provided by SCC 3.04.140.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 97-093, § 2, Oct. 22, 1997, Eff date Nov. 3, 1997).

3.04.220 Cooperative purchases.

The county executive may negotiate with other units of governments with respect to cooperative purchasing plans and interlocal agreements to purchase when the best interests of the county would be served thereby; PROVIDED, That each of the participating entity shall be separately invoiced by the vendors for purchases made under such plans, and the county of Snohomish shall not be obligated for any purchases other than those required for its own use and supplied pursuant to its order. Such plans or agreements shall be approved by the council.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 26, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 92-085, August 12, 1992).

3.04.240 Unregistered or unlicensed contractors.

The county shall not execute a contract with any contractor who is not registered or licensed as may be required by the laws of this state: PROVIDED, That this requirement shall not apply to contractors on highway projects who have been prequalified as required by RCW 47.28.070, with the state department of transportation to perform highway construction, reconstruction or maintenance.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981).

3.04.250 Unlawful purchases.

It shall be the duty of the manager to report to the director, county executive, and the prosecuting attorney any suspected collusive bids or fraudulent practices coming to his attention, including instances of fragmenting orders to avoid bid laws, and he may order such bids or practices reported to the proper authorities charged with enforcement of any laws, including anti-trust laws.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981; Amended Ord. 86-003, § 27, January 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 89-027, § 22, May 17, 1989).

3.04.260 Severability.

If any sections, subsection, clause, phrase, or other portion of this chapter is held invalid, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision; and such decision shall not affect the validity of any other portion of this chapter.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981).

3.04.270 Effective date.

This chapter shall be effective February 15, 1981.

(Ord. 80-110 § 2, adopted January 20, 1981).