(A resolution exempting the purchase of a Public Works 4X4 pickup from the competitive
bidding requirements of the Local Contract Review Board Ordinance)
WHEREAS, the City of Hood River has obtained Government Contract pricing for a 2007 4X4 pickup from Bruce Chevrolet;
WHEREAS, the products offered by Bruce Chevrolet meet or exceed the specified requirements of the City of Hood River;
WHEREAS, research was undertaken to insure that the vehicle prices were competitive; and
WHEREAS, the Hood River City Council encourages staff to proceed with purchase of needed equipment for the lowest price available;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that the contract for the purchase of a 2007 4X4 pickup totaling $18,222.38, for use as a Public Works vehicle, shall be exempt from competitive bidding requirements of the City of Hood River Local Contract Review Board Ordinance because it is unlikely that the exemption will encourage favoritism or substantially diminish competition in awarding the contract, and
The exemption will result in a substantial savings to the City, including the cost of advertisement and staff time to obtain formal bids, and it is unlikely that the City of Hood River would obtain more favorable prices through the competitive bid process required by Hood River Municipal Code Section 2.32.030.2.
Approved by the Hood River City Council the 26th day of February 2007.
Linda Streich, Mayor
Jill Rommel, City Recorder