Posted: October 08, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF101420 08

Agenda Item Title:

Second Reading and Recommendation of Ordinance No. 6448 An Ordinance to Amend Provisions Concerning Purchasing Procedures and Delegation of Purchasing Authority by Amending Sections in Chapter 3.04 of the Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
Staff Contact:
Pauline Sumption, Finance Director/Carla Cushman, Assistant City Attorney
Agenda Item Summary:
RCMC Chapter 3.04 contains procedures for City purchases, including those purchases which may be authorized by department directors without City Council approval. The SD Legislature amended the public bidding laws in 2020 to raise the bid limit for public improvement projects to $100,000; this change prompted staff to review the City’s procedures for purchases made by staff that are less than the limits in SD law for public bidding. The changes to the ordinance in 6448 would clarify that the Council delegates to the Mayor and department directors the ability to make certain purchases when they are less than the amounts required to be publicly bid pursuant to state law or City policy so long as the guidelines in the ordinances are followed.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF101420 08 Ordinance No. 6448 (124 KB)

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