[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Best Value Basis
[Adopted 3-13-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014]
General Municipal Law § 103(1) allows political subdivisions to award certain purchase contracts on the basis of best value, as defined in State Finance Law § 163, to a responsive and responsible bidder or offeror, provided that the use of best value for awarding purchase contracts is authorized by local law. The purpose of this article is to authorize the Village of Southampton to award such purchase contracts on the basis of best value.
"Best value" is defined in State Finance Law § 163 as a basis for awarding contracts to the offeror which optimizes quality, cost and efficiency, reflecting, wherever possible, objective and quantifiable analysis. Such basis may also identify a quantitative factor for offerors that are small businesses or certified minority- or women-owned business enterprises as defined in Executive Law § 310.
The Village of Southampton is hereby authorized to award purchase contracts (including contracts for service work, but excluding any purchase contracts necessary for the completion of a public works contract pursuant to Article 8 of the Labor Law) on the basis of best value, as defined in State Finance Law § 163, to a responsive and responsible bidder or offeror, in the manner provided by General Municipal Law § 103.