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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

3.60.050 EXCEPTIONS.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the requirements of this chapter shall not apply:

(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.