[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Urbana as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-26-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014]
The State Legislature has amended General Municipal Law § 103 to permit a municipality to award purchase contracts on the basis of best value rather than only to the lowest responsible bidder. Section 103(1) of the General Municipal Law requires that the use of the best value method for awarding a purchase contract must be authorized by local law. The purpose of this article is to establish such authorization.
In awarding purchase contracts (including contracts for service work, but excluding any purchase contracts necessary for the completion of public works contracts pursuant to Article 8 of the Labor Law), the Town Board hereby authorizes that such purchase contracts may be awarded on the basis of best value as defined in § 163 of the State Finance Law and such other methods as provided in § 103 of the General Municipal Law.