2.33.230 – Formal contract procedure - Award - Lowest responsible bidder

Contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.  In determining the lowest responsible bidder, in addition to price, the manager and city council shall consider:

  1. The ability, capacity and skill of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the service required;
  2. Whether the bidder can perform the contract or provide the service promptly, or within the time specified, without delay or interference;
  3. The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience and efficiency of the bidder;
  4. The quality of performance of previous contracts or services;
  5. The previous and existing compliance by the bidder with the laws and ordinances relating to the contract or service;
  6. The sufficiency of the financial resources and ability of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the service;
  7. The quality, availability and adaptability of the supplies, or contractual services to the particular use required;
  8. The ability of the bidder to provide future maintenance and service for the use of the subject of the contract;
  9. The number and scope of conditions attached to the bid;
  10. such other factors as the manager or city council shall deem appropriate.
(1979-M-37: § 9(5) (b))