Question: Should division (c) be added to Section 108 to allow the City to enter into contracts without competitive bidding when other cities can do so under state law and under principles of common law?

Proposed Language:

§ 108     Authorization of Contracts

(c) When authorized by ordinance passed by the Council, competitive bidding and advertisement are not required for the City to enter into contracts for any purpose for which contracts may be awarded by a municipal corporation without advertisement or competitive bidding under the general laws of the State of Ohio or under principles of common law recognized by the courts of the State of Ohio.

(d) There shall be no splitting of orders to avoid the effect of this section, and any contract made contrary to or in evasion of the provisions of this section shall be illegal and void.