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It shall be unlawful for any officer, agent or employee of the city, or any outside party or entity dealing or seeking to deal with the city to engage in any of the following practices:

A. Collusion or other agreement among bidders or prospective bidders, in restraint of freedom or competition, to fix or in any way rig prices or bids. In addition, any bid tainted with such collusion shall be voidable at the option of the city.

B. Disclosure in advance of the opening of bids of the amount or content of one bid to another bidder or potential bidder. If such disclosure is deemed sufficiently material by the city manager, it shall void the bidding process and require a new advertisement or request for bids.

C. Purchase of supplies or equipment for the personal use of an officer, agent or employee of the city in the name of the city, whether part of a city purchase or contract or separate, and whether paid for with city funds or personal funds of the purchaser. Sole exception shall be where the item or items purchased are required parts of a worker’s equipment or uniform and necessary to the successful performance of his duties as a city officer or employee, although personally owned by him. (Ord. 5-8-1988, 5-8-1988; amd. 2003 Code)