[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-1-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- BEST VALUE
- Best value as defined in State Finance Law § 163, as such may be amended from time to time.
- PURCHASE CONTRACT
- All purchase contracts, including service contracts, but excluding any purchase contracts necessary for the completion of a public works contract pursuant to Article 8 of the Labor Law, as such may be amended from time to time.
Pursuant to the provisions of General Municipal Law § 103, the Board of Trustees is hereby authorized, if and when it is determined by such Board, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interests of the Village, to award a particular purchase contract on the basis of best value. Such authority may be exercised by the Board of Trustees with regard to any such purchase contract whether or not it reaches the threshold requiring competitive bidding pursuant to General Municipal Law § 103.
In determining issues of cost, quality and efficiency for the purpose of awarding a contract based on the best value standard, the Village shall utilize and rely on objectively quantified and clearly described and documented criteria, which may include, but shall not be limited to, any or all of the following: cost of maintenance; proximity to the end user if distance or response time is a significant term; durability; availability of replacement parts or maintenance contractors; longer product life; product performance criteria; and quality of craftsmanship.
When a contract is awarded on the basis of best value rather than a lowest responsible bidder, the basis for determining best value shall be documented.