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A committee of three individuals consisting of the Mayor, or his/her designee, as Chairperson; a director of a City department; and the Director of Finance, or his/her designee, to be known as the Standardization and Specifications Committee, shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council every two years. The director position on the Committee shall rotate among the various City departments at each reappointment of the Committee.
It shall be the duty of this Committee to review and approve, where appropriate, all requests for standardization of materials, supplies or equipment, sole source and proprietary items up to $25,000. The Committee may take into account factors including, but not limited to, the following: fiscal analysis, governmental and operational efficiencies, adaptability, and standardization. The Committee shall keep minutes, which shall be publicly available.
The Committee shall review all requests for bid waivers prior to submission to the Common Council and shall make a recommendation to the Council concerning said request(s).