Sec. 18-152.1. Exceptions to requirement for competitive procurement.
(a) The city may enter into contracts without competition for the purchase of goods or services (i) which are performed or produced by persons, or in schools or workshops, under the supervision of the Virginia Department for the Visually Handicapped; or (ii) which are performed or produced by nonprofit sheltered workshops or other nonprofit organizations which offer transitional or supported employment services serving the handicapped.
(b) The city may enter into contracts without competition for (i) legal services; or (ii) expert witnesses and other services associated with litigation or regulatory proceedings.
(c) The city may extend the term of an existing contract for services to allow completion of any work undertaken but not completed during the original term of the contract.
(d) The city, while administering public assistance programs as defined in Section 63.1-87 or the fuel assistance program, may procure goods or personal services for direct use by the recipients of such programs without competitive sealed bidding or competitive negotiations if the procurement is made for an individual recipient. Contracts for the bulk procurement of goods or services for the use of recipients shall not be exempted from the requirements of Section 18-152 of this code.
(e) The city may enter into contracts without competitive sealed bidding or competitive negotiation for insurance if purchased through an association of which it is a member if the association was formed and is maintained for the purpose of promoting the interest and welfare of and developing close relationships with similar public bodies; provided, such association has procured the insurance by use of competitive principles and provided that the city manager or his designee has made a determination in advance after reasonable notice to the public and set forth in writing that competitive sealed bidding and competitive negotiation are not fiscally advantageous to the public. The writing shall document the basis for this determination.
(f) The city may purchase goods and services by means of contracts obtained by the commonwealth through competitive sealed bidding. (Ord. No. O-85-002, § 1, 1-8-85; Ord. No. O-88-015, § 1, 1-26-88)
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