[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amenia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Best Value Contracts
[Adopted 8-22-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
The Town Board, and any other board or officer of the Town of Amenia that is authorized to solicit bids and award purchase contracts, shall have the authority to award purchase contracts, which are required to be awarded by public bid in accordance with § 103 of the General Municipal Law, including contracts for service work, on the basis of best value, as that term is defined in § 163 of the State Finance Law, to responsive and responsible bidders in the manner provided by § 103 of the General Municipal Law.
All purchase and service contracts awarded based on best value shall contain a statement in the notice to bidders and in the contract specifications indicating that the Town has the authority to award the contract based on best value.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BEST VALUE
- Shall have the same meaning as that contained in § 163, Subdivision 1j, of the State Finance Law, to wit, the basis for awarding contracts for services to the bidders which optimizes quality, cost and efficiency among responsive and responsible bidders. Such basis shall reflect, wherever possible, objective and quantifiable analysis. Such basis may also identify a quantitative factor for bidders who are small businesses or certified minority- or women-owned businesses to be used in evaluation of offers for awarding contracts for services.
The Town Board will direct staff to identify appropriate evaluative criteria and contract award methodologies for general use in awarding purchase contracts by the best value method.