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File #: 50760    Version: Name: Public bid not required for certain City-performed work
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 4/17/2018 Final action: 4/17/2018
Enactment date: 4/28/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00045
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 33.07(6) of the Madison General Ordinances to add additional types of public construction that may be done by the City without submitting the work for public bid. (**This ordinance requires 15 votes of the Common Council.)
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Mark Clear
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
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Title
SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 33.07(6) of the Madison General Ordinances to add additional types of public construction that may be done by the City without submitting the work for public bid.
(**This ordinance requires 15 votes of the Common Council.)
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance is a companion to ORD-17-00108 (File ID 47776) that is now necessary as it does not appear that the State legislature will increase the bidding threshold from $25,000 as was anticipated at the time ORD-17-00108 was adopted. Wis. Stat. § 62.15(1) allows the Common Council, by a vote of ¾ of all its members, to exempt certain types of public construction from the public bidding requirements (otherwise applicable to all public construction over $25,000) and allow this work to be performed directly by the City. This ordinance would add additional classes of public construction to the existing list: sanitary sewer improvements, along with the demolition, installation, construction improvement or repair of City facilities. Under the prior amendment to this subdivision, the City would not be able to exercise this option where the cost of labor is estimated to exceed $125,000, as indexed annually.
This substitute adds an additional exception for work able to be done internally by the Parks Division where the Parks Superintendent has determined that the City is able to do the work in question.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Subdivision (a) of Subsection (6) entitled “Public Construction Allowed to be Done by the City Without Bids” of Section 33.07 entitled “Board of Public Works” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(6) Public Construction Allowed to be Done by the City Without Bids.
(a) Pursuant to the authority provided by Wis. Stat. § 62.15(1), the following classes of public ...

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