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A. Source Selection. Except as otherwise provided in BMC 4.20.050, the source selection process for procurement of general equipment, materials and supplies, other than those for construction, shall be as follows:

1. Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) and Over. For the procurement of any single item or purchase order transaction expected to cost twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) or more, it shall be required that the request be put out for bid following the process as stated in BMC 4.20.030.

2. Under Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000). For the procurement of any single item or purchase order transaction expected to cost ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more, but less than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), no less than three (3) businesses shall be solicited to submit written quotations. The names of the businesses submitting quotations shall be recorded and maintained as a public record.

3. Under Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000). For the procurement of any single item or purchase order transaction expected to cost five thousand dollars ($5,000) or more, but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), at least three (3) businesses shall be contacted for a phone quotation. The names of the businesses submitting a phone quotation shall be recorded and maintained as a public record.

4. Under Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000). The purchasing agent shall use judgment based on knowledge of vendors and products to determine whether or not it is necessary or practical or in the best interests of the city to solicit for quotations or bids. [Ord. 14-27 § 4.]