DISCLAIMER

07-0467R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 709 FOR PURPOSE OF PURCHASING GOODS AND SERVICES ON CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRACTS.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a joint powers agreement with Independent School District No. 709, under which the city and school district will be permitted to purchase goods and services from competitively bid contracts entered into by the city or school district with vendors.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a joint powers agreement with Independent School District (ISD) No. 709 under which the city and school district will be permitted to purchase goods and services from competitively-bid contracts entered into by the city or school district with vendors.


This is the same arrangement that the city presently has with the state of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, and St. Louis County; it gives the city another option in the effort to make cost-effective purchases.


The city council will continue to approve any purchases for sole sources and purchases requiring the formal bid process in accordance with procedures and thresholds established by City Code.