City of Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo County
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[Derived from Adm. Code §§ A503, A504]
[Amended 9-12-1977 by Ord. No. 1121]
The Purchasing Agent shall purchase or contract for all supplies, materials, equipment and contractual services needed by any and all departments or agencies of the City.
All personal property of the City not needed for public use, or that may have become unsuitable for public use, shall be sold by the Purchasing Agent. However, sales of major importance must first have the approval of the City Manager.
Editor's Note: See also Charter § 52, Purchasing Agent.
[Amended 9-7-1982 by Ord. No. 1268; 11-29-1999 by Ord. No. 1689]
The Purchasing Agent shall, from time to time, prepare such rules and regulations for the operation of the Purchasing Division as may appear necessary and helpful, which rules and regulations shall be subject to the approval of the City Manager.
[Amended 11-29-1999 by Ord. No. 1689]
The City Commission shall establish, by resolution, the purchasing policies of the City, including but not limited to requirements for competition and authority for approving contracts.
[Amended 11-29-1999 by Ord. No. 1689]
The requesting departments shall be responsible for preparing technical specifications for services, materials, supplies and equipment and submit them to the Purchasing Agent.
[Amended 9-7-1982 by Ord. No. 1268]
Either the Purchasing Agent or the requisitioning department shall inspect all materials received to make sure that they meet with the required specifications. The Purchasing Agent may arrange with laboratories for the testing of materials when necessary.
[Amended 11-29-1999 by Ord. No. 1689]
Except in case of emergency, departments shall not requisition any contract or open market order for which there is not a sufficient appropriation balance, in excess of all unpaid obligations, to defray the cost of such supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services.
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 1689, adopted 11-29-1999, repealed former § 2-124 in its entirety, which pertained to a general storehouse and storeroom for purchased supplies, and derived from the Adm. Code, § A503.6.
[Amended 12-8-1986 by Ord. No. 1395; amended 9-26-1994 by Ord. No. 1580]
The provisions of this section, unless otherwise specifically provided by the City Commission with regard to a designated project, shall not apply to projects constructed by City employees or to a construction contract the costs of which are not in excess of $100,000. As it pertains to this section, however, multiple contracts for a unified construction or maintenance job totaling over $100,000 shall be considered as one contract and prevailing wages shall apply.
The advertised specifications for every contract in excess of $100,000 to which the City is a party, for construction, alteration, or repair, including painting and decorating of public buildings or public works in or for the City, and which requires or involves the employment of mechanics or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be paid the various classes of laborers and mechanics, which shall be based upon the wages determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of character similar to the contract work in or in the vicinity of the City.
Every contract based upon specifications referred to in Subsection B above shall contain a stipulation that:
The contractor or his subcontractor shall pay all mechanics and laborers employed directly upon the site of the work, unconditionally and not less often than once a week, and without subsequent deduction or rebate on any account, the full amount accrued at the time of payment, computed at wage rates not less than those stated in the advertised specification, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the contractor or subcontractor and such laborers and mechanics;
The scale of wages to be paid shall be posted by the contractor in a prominent and easily accessible place at the site of the work; and
The prime contractor and all subcontractors shall submit weekly certified payrolls documenting the hours worked and wages paid by work classification; and
There may be withheld from the contractor so much of accrued payments as may be considered necessary by the City Manager to pay to laborers and mechanics employed by the contractor or any subcontractor on the work for the difference between the rates of wages required by the contract and the rates of wages received by such laborers and mechanics, except those amounts properly deducted or refunded pursuant to the terms of the Davis-Bacon Act (USC, Title 40, Section 276a), as amended and interpretations thereof.
The overtime pay to which a laborer or mechanic working on a project pursuant to a contract subject to this section is entitled shall be that overtime pay to which he is entitled by any agreement he may have made with the contractor or subcontractor or by any applicable provision of law, but in no event shall such amount be less than the prevailing wage in the Kalamazoo community for such overtime.