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File #: 190299    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/11/2019 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/13/2019
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to revise City procurement procedures.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19029901, As Amended.pdf, 2. Signature19029901
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to revise City procurement procedures.

WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S. ?13106), an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the following amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter is hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:


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? 8-200. Contracts.

(1) Except in the purchase of unique articles or articles which for any other reason cannot be obtained in the open market, competitive bids shall be secured before any purchase, by contract or otherwise, is made or before any contract is awarded for construction, alterations, repairs or maintenance or for rendering any services to the City other than professional services and, except as provided in subsection (5) below, the purchase shall be made from or the contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder and in conformity with any procedure established by the Procurement Department by regulation, designed to appropriately maximize accessibility by vendors, maximize transparency to the public, and minimize costs to the City; provided, however, that City Council may, by ordinance, prescribe bid preferences for businesses located in or doing business in Philadelphia, and provided further that Council may, by ordinance, regulate the process by which purchases and contracts not subject to the lowest responsible bidder requirement of this paragraph are awarded, and may require that contracts with agencies (as that term is defined in subsection 6-400(c) of this Charter) or with o...

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