[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ontario as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
[Amended 7-10-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989; 11-27-2006 by L.L. No. 4-2006]
The fiscal officer of the Town of Ontario, New York, is hereby authorized to impose a service charge upon each contractor for receiving, handling and disbursing funds and coupons pursuant to § 106 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York in the amount of a sum as set forth in the Town of Ontario Fee Schedule approved by resolution of the Town Board and on file with the Town Clerk.
[Adopted 3-25-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
General Municipal Law § 103 requires competitive bidding for purchase contracts and public works contracts and has historically required that such bids be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid meets the requirements of the specifications for the project. Section 103 was amended to provide that by enacting a local law so providing, towns and other municipalities may award purchase contracts which would otherwise be subject to the "lowest bidder" rule on the basis of best value, as defined in State Finance Law § 163, to a responsive and responsible bidder or offerer. The Town Board hereby determines that it is in the best interest of the Town of Ontario and its residents for the Town Board to have the authority to award purchase contracts on the basis of best value.
On and after the effective date of this article, the Town of Ontario may award purchase contracts, including contracts for service work, but excluding any purchase contracts necessary for the completion of a public works contract pursuant to Labor Law Article 8, on the basis of best value, as defined in State Finance Law § 163, to a responsive and responsible bidder or offerer.
Where the basis for award is the best value offer, the Town Board shall document, in the procurement record and in advance of the initial receipt of offers, the determination of the evaluation criteria, which whenever possible, shall be quantifiable, and the process to be used in the determination of best value and the manner in which the evaluation process and selection shall be conducted.
Where appropriate, the solicitation shall identify the relative importance and/or weight of cost and the overall technical criterion to be considered by the Town Board in its determination of best value.
The election to award any such contract on the basis of best value shall be made by the Town Board. In the event that no such election is made, purchase contracts will continue to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder furnishing any required security.