(Amended by Ordinance No. 185898, effective February 20, 2013.)
A. The City may participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer Joint Cooperative Procurements for the acquisition of Public Improvements, provided that the Administering Contracting Agency’s Solicitation and Award process for the original Contract was an open and impartial Competitive process that used source selection methods substantially equivalent to those found in Chapter 5.34.
B. A Solicitation and Award process uses source selection methods substantially equivalent to those identified in ORS 279C and Chapter 5.34 if the Solicitation and Award process:
1. Calls for Award of a Contract on the basis of a lowest Responsible Bidder or a lowest and best Bidder determination in the case of Competitive Bids, or on the basis of a determination of the Proposer whose Proposal is most Advantageous based on evaluation factors set forth in the Request for Proposals in the case of Competitive Proposals when permitted by an exemption established by the City Council;
2. Does not permit the application of any geographic preference that is more favorable to Bidders or Proposers who reside in the jurisdiction or locality favored by the preference than the preferences provided in ORS 279A.120(2); and
3. Uses reasonably clear and precise Specifications that promote suitability for the purposes intended and that reasonably encourage competition.
C. The City shall determine, in Writing, whether the Solicitation and Award process for an Original Contract arising out of a Cooperative Procurement for a Public improvement is substantially equivalent to those identified in ORS 279C and Chapter 5.34.
D. Protests. Protests regarding the use of all types of cooperative Procurements shall be governed by the applicable provisions of Section 5.34.700 et seq.