(a) where any emergency exists affecting or threatening to affect the public health, safety, or welfare;
(b) where calling for bids is impracticable, unavailing, or impossible and the awarding authority based on the amount of the purchase/ contract sets forth findings designating the reasons;
(c) to the placement of insurance coverage;
(d) to franchises awarded by the City Council;
(e) to the employment of attorneys and experts by the City Attorney;
(f) to funding provided to community service groups;
(g) to contracts with other governmental agencies;
(h) to purchases where a bid of the State of California is used or a bid from another city, provided that the terms of Section 3.60.070 (a), (b) are met.