(A resolution providing for the exemption of a public contract for the purchase and installation of a climbing boulder and authorizing execution of the climbing boulder public contract)
WHEREAS, the City of Hood River is a municipal corporation in the State of Oregon (the “State”) and exists pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the State;
WHEREAS, pursuant to applicable law, the City Council is authorized to acquire, dispose of and encumber real and personal property, including, without limitation, rights and interests in property, leases and easements necessary to the functions or operations of the City;
WHEREAS, the City Council is the local contract review board for the City of Hood River;
WHEREAS, ORS 279B.085 allows the local contract review board to exempt certain public contracts or classes of public contracts from the requirements of competitive procurement contained in ORS Chapter 279B;
WHEREAS, the City Manager is requesting an exemption from the competitive contracting requirements for a public contract for the purchase and installation of a climbing boulder for the Waterfront Park for approximately $31,800 from Entre Prises USA, Inc., of Bend, Oregon;
WHEREAS, the City Council adopts the findings of fact in the attached Exhibit A in support of exempting the public contract from the competitive contracting requirements of the Oregon Public Contracting Code in accordance with this Resolution;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
1. The climbing boulder public contract referenced above and in Exhibit A is exempt from the competitive contracting requirements of the Oregon Public Contracting Code.
2. The City Manager, Robert G. Francis, Jr., is hereby authorized to negotiate, enter into and execute a public contract with Entre Prises USA, Inc., for the purchase and installation of the climbing boulder described in Exhibit A for not more than $31,800, in form approved by the City Attorney.
Approved by the Hood River City Council February 23, 2009, to take effect immediately.
Arthur Babitz, Mayor
Jennifer McKenzie, City Recorder