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Ordinance Establishing Office Of Purchasing Agent

Reference Number: MTAS-1716
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 12, 2015
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ORDINANCE NO. _____________________________________

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF PURCHASING AGENT AND PROVIDING FOR PURCHASING PROCEDURES FOR THE CITY OF    ________________   , TENNESSEE AS PROVIDED BY THE MUNICIPAL PURCHASING LAW OF 1983 AS AMENDED
(Tennessee Code Annotated 6-56-301, et seq.)

WHEREAS the governing body of the (city)/(town) of (city or town), Tennessee desires to establish the position of purchasing agent and provide for the duties of said office;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the (governing body) of the (city)/(town) of ______________________ , Tennessee as follows:

Section 1. As provided in T.C.A. § 6-56-301 et seq., the office of purchasing agent is hereby created and the (mayor, city manager, city administrator, city recorder or city clerk) shall faithfully discharge the duties of said office or appoint an individual to make purchases for the (city)/(town). Purchases shall be made in accordance with the Municipal Purchasing Law of 1983 and amendments thereto, this ordinance and purchasing procedures approved by the governing body.

Section 2. The purchasing agent, or designated representative, as provided herein, shall purchase materials, supplies, services and equipment, provide for leases and lease-purchases and dispose of surplus property in accordance with purchasing procedures approved by the governing body by resolution and filed with the (city recorder)/(city clerk).

Section 3. After initial approval by resolution of the governing body of this (city)/(town), changes or revisions to the purchasing procedures shall be made only by resolution by the governing body.

Section 4. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed and this ordinance shall be effective upon date of adoption.

NOTE: City should add its appropriate provisions for readings or passages and signatures. 

NOTE: City attorney should review this ordinance for charter compliance.

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