[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-9-2020 by L.L. No. 4-2020]
Section 103 of the New York General Municipal Law (GML 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.
GML 103 has been amended to provide that the Town may award purchase contracts which would otherwise be subject to the lowest bidder rule on the basis of best value, as defined in § 163 of the New York State Finance Law, to a responsive and responsible bidder or offeror, if so authorized by a local law.
The Town Board hereby determines that it is in the best interest of the Town and its inhabitants for the Town to have the authority to award contracts on the basis of best value.
On and after the effective date hereof, the Town 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 Article 8 of the New York Labor Law, on the basis of best value, as defined in § 163 of the New York State Finance Law, to a responsive and responsible bidder or offeror.
The determination to award any such contract on the basis of best value shall be made by the Town Board upon the recommendation of the Purchasing Agent and the department head. Such recommendation shall include the specific factors to be applied in determining best value which shall reflect, wherever possible, objective and quantifiable analysis.
n the event that no such determination is made, contracts will continue to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder furnishing the required security as required by GML 103.
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or provision of this chapter shall not invalidate any other clause, sentence, paragraph or part thereof.