The Board of Bids and Contracts is composed of the City Manager, who serves as Chairman; Director of Public Works, Vice Chairman; Director of Finance; City Attorney; and Budget Officer or their duly appointed representatives. The duties and jurisdiction of the Board of Bids and Contracts are set forth by ordinance. The Board is empowered to review all bids for public improvements (streets, sewers, etc.), and bids on all purchases, and forwards their recommendations to the City Council for final approval. In carrying out their responsibilities, the Board has developed policies which aid in the determination of awarding purchase contracts.