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5.21 Bids and Awards.

The council shall establish by ordinance the conditions and procedures for any purchase or contract, and establish advertising and bidding requirements, and may provide that all bids may be rejected. The ordinance may provide that under specified conditions which the awarding authority must find and determine to exist in each applicable instance, advertising and bidding may be dispensed with, except the ordinance may provide that where the expenditure required for a purchase or contract does not exceed a sum fixed by the ordinance advertising and bidding shall be dispensed with unless the council shall for a particular purchase or contract order advertising and bidding.