00-0721R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE ST LOUIS COUNTY OF MINNESOTA FOR PURPOSE OF PURCHASING GOODS AND SERVICES ON CITY AND COUNTY CONTRACTS.

BY COUNCILOR EDWARDS:

RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to enter into a joint powers agreement with the St. Louis County of Minnesota, under which the city and the county will be permitted to purchase goods and services from competitively bid contracts entered into by the city or St. Louis County with vendors.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the city to enter into a joint powers agreement with St. Louis County under which the city and the county will be permitted to purchase goods and services from contracts entered into by city of Duluth or St. Louis County with vendors after going through a competitive bidding process. This is the same arrangement that the city presently has with the state of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota and gives the city another option to use in trying to make the most cost-effective purchases. The city council will still have to approve any purchases of more than $10,000 for sole sources and purchases that requires the formal bid process.