[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newburgh 11-13-1967 (Ch. 9, Art. III, of the Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Purchasing Agent, under the direction of the Director of Finance, shall make all purchases for the City and sell any personal property no longer needed for City purposes. Each order for purchase shall be signed by the Purchasing Agent.
Purchases shall be subject to such rules as the City Manager may establish as to specifications and opportunity for competition or as otherwise provided in the Charter.
The Purchasing Agent shall inspect or cause to be inspected all supplies, material and equipment purchased for the purpose of determining the quantity, quality and conformity to specifications.
The Purchasing Agent shall require from the head of each department, at such times as commitments are to be made, a requisition for the quantity and kind of supplies, equipment or services to be paid for from the appropriation of the department. Upon certification of the Comptroller that funds are available in the proper appropriation, such goods or services shall be ordered and shall be paid for from funds in the proper department for that purpose. The Purchasing Agent shall not furnish any supplies to or purchase any supplies for any department without such certification by the Comptroller, which shall be evidenced by the Comptroller's signature on the original copy of the purchase order or contract.
With the authorization of the City Manager, the Purchasing Agent may purchase, without previous requisition for the credit of stores account with funds provided by a revolving fund for that purpose, such supplies, material and equipment as are likely to be needed by the various departments or offices, to be furnished them on requisition. Goods so furnished shall be paid for by the departments furnished therewith by warrants payable to the credit of stores account revolving fund.