Township of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[Ord. 2012-3,[1] 6/13/2012, § 3]
All contracts of the township involving sums of money aggregating in excess of the prevailing Pennsylvania statutory sums of money expended for the municipal purchase and procurement of goods and services shall be in writing and shall be executed on behalf of the township by the chairman of the board of supervisors or, in his absence, the vice chairman of the board of supervisors. The chairman of the board of supervisors shall also execute all contracts, regardless of amount, for the purchase, sale, leasing, or use of real estate. The township manager is authorized to execute contracts on behalf of the township upon the condition that the aggregate sum in respect to each such contract does not exceed the sum of money fixed by the resolution of the board of supervisors, from time to time, for such purpose. Authorization for contracts for the construction of public capital improvements shall be given by ordinance. Any officer required to execute a written contract may request the township attorney to approve the same as to form.
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Editor’s Note: The Charter amendments adopted by this ordinance were subject to referendum and approved by a majority of the electors at the general election of November 6, 2012, and ratified by Res. No. R-2012-13.
Except as otherwise provided in this charter, no contract for supplies, material, labor, franchise, or other valuable consideration, to be furnished to or by the township, shall be authorized on behalf of the township, except with the best responsible bidder after competitive bidding.
The board of supervisors shall, by ordinance, establish a system of competitive bidding, including such definitions, publication requirements, deposit and bond requirements, conditions, terms, rules, regulations, waiver and exceptions as it shall from time to time deem advisable.
Competitive bidding shall not be required under this charter for:
(1) 
Labor or services rendered by any township officer or employee.
(2) 
Labor, material, supplies, or services furnished by one township department to another township department.
(3) 
Contracts for labor, material, supplies, or services available from only one vendor.
(4) 
Contracts for labor, material, supplies, or services aggregating less than the prevailing Pennsylvania statutory sums of money for the municipal purchase and procurement of such labor, material, supplies or services for the item in the year supplied.
[Ord. 2012-3,[1] 6/13/2012, § 4]
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Editor’s Note: The Charter amendments adopted by this ordinance were subject to referendum and approved by a majority of the electors at the general election of November 6, 2012, and ratified by Res. No. R-2012-13.
(5) 
Contracts relating to the acquisition or use of real property.
(6) 
Contracts for professional or unique services.
(7) 
Contracts for insurance and surety company bonds.
(8) 
Contracts for emergency repair of public works of the township.
(9) 
Contracts with other governmental entities, authorities, agencies, of political sub-divisions.
The term of contracts for the purchase of supplies shall not exceed two years.
The township shall have no authority to grant to others, by franchise, contract, or otherwise, its power and right of eminent domain.