PBC Ord. 96-17 (December 20, 2005 rev.)

According to the County document dated December 20, 2005, the amount of purchasing authority of the “Construction Departments” changed from the June 14, 2004 amount of $100,000 to the December 20, 2005 amount of $200,000.

The 2004 document was posted on the County website until May 15, 2009 when it was replaced with the 2005 document. This change to the Policy and Procedure Manual took nearly four years to appear on the County’s website. During the May 5, 2009 BCC Meeting, the Commissioners were asked who was directly and ultimately responsible for spending $170,000 to solicit new petitions into the MSTU program in March of 2008, 15 months after the Board voted unanimously to close the MSTU program. Ten days later the County website repalced the existing 2004 document authorizing purchases up to $100,000 with the 2005 document authorizing purchases up to $200,000 .

PURPOSE:
To set forth procedures for implementing purchasing authority of construction and construction related activities with a contract value of less than $200,000.00 which is executed by the Directors of Facilities Development & Operations, Airports, Water Utilities or the County Engineer. Also to standardize contract procedures for Department executed contracts, consistent with the documentation requirements for Board approved construction contracts.

4. Construction Contract

Any construction or construction related contract or purchase order as defined by the Purchasing Department policy for improvements to real property, including constructing, altering, repairing, improving or demolishing buildings, or for goods or services related thereto, valued at less than $200,000.00 per contract. If change orders are issued which increase the contract value to $200,000.00 or more per contract, the contract must then receive the approval of the Board of County Commissioners.
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