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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 6.08 Emergency Work

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Chapter 6.08
Emergency Work

Sections:

6.08.010 Authority to enter into contracts.
6.08.020 Solicitation of bids--When required.
6.08.030 Approval by Comptroller required.
6.08.040 Procedure for cases involving emergency work.
6.08.050 Additional information.
6.08.060 Penalty for violation of Section 6.08. 050.

McQuillin:

29.38 Requirement for competitive bidding may be dispensed with in case of emergency where essential for health, safety or welfare that immediate action be taken

Charter:

Art. XXII 2 Emergency work and repairs requiring prompt attention may be done under supervision of Board of Public Service as provided by general ordinance

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6.08.010 Authority to enter into contracts.

The Department of the President, Board of Public Service is authorized to enter into contracts for work and repairs requiring prompt attention as determined by the provisions of this chapter and may purchase materials, employ labor, let contracts or otherwise provide for the execution of such work or repairs in a manner that will insure its completion without delay. Such contracts shall be deemed emergencies in accordance with the provisions of Article XXII, Section 2 of the Charter of the City of St. Louis.
(Ord. 64104 2 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 56947 1 (part), 1975: 1948 C. Ch. 64 70: 1960 C. 101.010.)

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6.08.020 Solicitation of bids--When required.

Before the Board of Public Service shall take any action on any emergency work or repairs, it shall determine whether said work or repairs is required to correct a condition or situation which may result in the loss of life, limb or property; eliminates an environmental hazard; addresses a condition which requires immediate attention in order to avoid further damage to a facility or additional cost to the City; affords the City the opportunity to use its resources in the most effective and efficient manner; or prevents the disruption or hindrance of normal delivery of City services. With the exception of emergency contracts to correct a condition or situation which may result in the loss of life, limb or property or to eliminate an environmental hazard the Board of Public Service shall solicit a minimum of three competitive bids for the work or repairs of all contracts provided for in this chapter in such manner as will provide for effective and efficient action as outlined in Section 6.08.010. A record of above proceeding shall be kept in the same manner as other proceedings of the Board of Public Service.
(Ord. 64104 2 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 56947 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 52871 1, 1964: Ord. 47550 1, 1995: 1948 C. Ch. 64 71: 1960 C. 101.020.)

City Counselor Ops.: 7902

6.08.030 Approval by Comptroller required.

All action by the Board of Public Service on emergency work or repairs requiring prompt attention as set out in this chapter, shall be first approved by the Comptroller in conformance with the provisions of Article XV, Section 2, of the Charter relating to emergencies, and all contracts shall be countersigned by the Comptroller in conformance with the provisions of Article XXV, Section 9, of the Charter.
(Ord. 64104 2 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 56947 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 52871 2, 1964: Ord. 47550 2, 1995: 1948 C. Ch. 64 72: 1960 C. 101.030.)

City Counselor Ops.: 7902

6.08.040 Procedure for cases involving emergency work.

Within a reasonable time after the approval of the ordinance codified in Sections 6.08.010 through 6.08.040, the Board of Public Service shall adopt and promulgate an order setting forth the procedure to be followed by its members and employees in cases involving emergency work and repairs requiring prompt attention as authorized by this chapter.
(Ord. 64104 2 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 56947 1 (part), 1975: 1948 C. Ch. 64 73: 1960 C. 101.040.)

6.08.050 Additional information.

A. In addition to other information which may by rule of procedure be required to be furnished, no purchase of materials, employment of labor, letting of contracts, or otherwise providing for the execution of the work necessary for the prosecution of emergency work and repairs requiring prompt attention shall be agreed to until and unless the person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation who has been selected to supply materials, labor or otherwise provide for the execution of the work necessary for the prosecution of emergency work and repairs shall have filed for public record, in the office of the commissioner, director or officer who has authorized the said emergency work, a document, executed under oath by the owner, or authorized officer or agent, containing the following information:

The name and address of any partner, employee, officer, director, or person possessing more than five percent of the ownership of the bidding business, firm, association, partnership or corporation supplying materials, labor, or otherwise for the execution of the work necessary for the prosecution of emergency work and repairs who has, at the time of the agreement to supply materials, labor, or otherwise for the execution of the work necessary for the prosecution of emergency work and repairs, any contractual relationship or holds any office or employment with the city, and the date on which that person entered that relationship or office or employment, and the date on which that relationship, office or employment is expected to terminate.

B. All documents required to be filed by the provisions of this section shall contain information current within thirty days of the date on which the purchase of materials, employment of labor, letting of contracts, or otherwise providing for the execution of the work necessary for the prosecution of emergency work and repairs requiring prompt attention.
(Ord. 56852 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 101.050.)

6.08.060 Penalty for violation of Section 6.08.050.

Any person, firm or corporation who fails to comply with the provisions of Section 6.08.050 shall not be eligible to be selected by the city for award of a contract pursuant to the bid with which the information required by Section 6.08.050 was not supplied. Any person, firm, or corporation who wilfully supplies false information required by Section 6.08.050 to the city shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars, nor more than the sum of five hundred dollars or by imprisonment of not more than ninety days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 56852 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 101.055.)

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