Town of Ocean View, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Ocean View 11-12-2002 by Ord. No. 135. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The procedures for the award of contacts and the procurement of material and services are as follows:
A. 
For the award of contracts for material and nonprofessional services of greater than $7,500, but less than $22,500, the Town Manager:
(1) 
May cause to be published a public advertisement of proposals for bids in at least two newspapers, one of which shall be in general circulation in the Town, for at least once a week for two weeks; or
(2) 
May obtain written proposals from not less than three vendors.
(3) 
May obtain any necessary material and nonprofessional services without following the above procedures when the Governor of Delaware has declared a state of emergency or a federally declared emergency exists. The purchase of such material and services must be related to the Town's response to the declared state of emergency.
[Added 11-1-2005 by Ord. No. 187]
B. 
The Town Manager shall record each vendor's name, address, and telephone number; contact person (if other than vendor); date of quoted price; and proposed delivery time. If competitive quotes cannot be obtained, justification for purchase shall be documented. A contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible vendor.
C. 
For the award of contracts for material and nonprofessional services of $22,500 or more, the Town Manager shall comply with the requirements of the State Procurement Act, 29 Del. C. Chapter 69, Subchapters III and IV, as amended; provided, however, that the requirements of 29 Del. C. § 6960 shall not apply to the Town of Ocean View unless otherwise required by state or federal law or as a condition of the acceptance of any loan or grant from any state or federal agency.
The award of contracts involving professional services, such as accounting, architecture, auditing, engineering, law, planning and surveying, shall be excluded from the requirements set forth above, except that the Town Manager shall advertise the intention to negotiate such contracts of greater than $7,500 for professional services in accordance with § 40-1A(1) above.