(A) The Council finds and declares that the competitive bid process is ill-suited for the selection of consultants. Consultants are required for professional or technical expertise and for matters requiring specialized abilities or a high degree of skill. Their numbers (in relation to a particular skill or expertise required) are comparatively limited. Where consultants are involved, the bidding process is not likely to result in a lower price to the Town or eliminate unnecessary expense or delay.
(B) The Purchasing Agent shall be empowered to engage a consultant (including, but not limited to, material testing services and construction inspection services) without the necessity of competitive bidding or notice thereof:
(1) Without Council approval if the consultant's total fee for services and materials under the contract by which the consultant is engaged does not exceed $10,000.
(2) With Council approval if the consultant's total fee for services and materials under the contract by which the consultant is engaged exceeds $10,000.
(Ord. effective - -96)
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