Chapter 11.10
PURCHASING, CONTRACTS, AND SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY – IN GENERAL

Sections:

11.10.010    Policy generally.

11.10.020    Encumbrance of funds.

11.10.030    Purchase orders and disbursements of funds.

11.10.010 Policy generally.

(a)    It is the policy of the borough to discourage collusive bidding and to encourage full and open competition between all borough suppliers and contractors by competitive bidding practices whenever practicable.

(b)    All purchases of supplies, materials, equipment, construction and contractual services for the borough shall be made in accordance with authorization issued by the manager.

(c)    All such purchases shall attempt to procure for the borough the highest quality supplies, materials, equipment, construction, and contractual services at the least expense to the borough. [Ord. No. 600, §2, 3-2-87. Code 1974 §41.10.005.]

11.10.020 Encumbrance of funds.

No order for delivery on a purchase, whether purchase order, open market purchase or other contract, shall be issued until it has been determined that there is to the credit of the borough a sufficient unencumbered balance of appropriated funds, or bond, grant or other moneys available in excess of all unpaid obligations, to defray the amount of such purchase or contract unless such contract or purchase is explicitly conditioned on funds for the work being lawfully appropriated. [Ord. No. 1214, §1, 5-6-02; Ord. No. 600, §2, 3-2-87. Code 1974 §41.10.010.]

11.10.030 Purchase orders and disbursements of funds.

(a)    The manager shall establish a purchasing system under which all supplies, materials, equipment, construction and contractual services are purchased for the borough, excluding the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.

(b)    All requests for disbursements of funds shall be processed in the manner prescribed by the manager and a copy of the claims check register shall be provided to the assembly on a weekly basis. [Ord. No. 1214, §1, 5-6-02; Ord. No. 1163, §1, 12-4-00; Ord. No. 996, §1, 8-19-96; Ord. No. 831, §1, 10-21-91; Ord. No. 636, §1, 9-21-87; Ord. No. 600, §2, 3-2-87. Code 1974 §41.10.020.]