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Words and phrases that are used and defined in the Model Rules and the Oregon Public Contracting Code shall have the same meaning as in those statutes and rules, except for the following:

A. “City Attorney” shall mean the Ashland City Attorney or his/her designee as specified by written order.

B. “Department” shall mean City of Ashland instead of Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

C. “Director” shall mean Public Contracting Officer as defined in this section instead of the Director of Administrative Services.

D. “Findings” are the statements of fact that provide justification for a determination. Findings may include, but are not limited to, information regarding operation, budget and financial data; public benefits; cost savings; competition in public contracts; quality and aesthetic considerations; value engineering; specialized expertise needed; public safety; market conditions; technical complexity; availability; performance and funding sources.

E. “Finance Director” shall mean the Ashland Finance Director or his/her designee as specified by written order.

F. “Local Contract Review Board” shall mean the Ashland City Council.

G. “Public Contracting Officer” means the City Administrator or his/her designee as specified by written order.

H. “Model Rules” means the public contracting rules adopted by the Attorney General under ORS 279A.065 and adopted by AMC 2.50.030.

I. “Oregon Public Contracting Code” means ORS Chapters 279A, 279B and 279C.

J. “Personal services contract” means a contract with an independent contractor predominantly for services that require special training or certification, skill, technical, creative, professional or communication skills or talents, unique and specialized knowledge, or the exercise of judgment skills, and for which the quality of the service depends on attributes that are unique to the service provider. Such services include, but are not limited to, the services of architects, engineers, land surveyors, attorneys, auditors and other licensed professionals, artists, designers, computer programmers, performers, consultants and property managers. The Public Contracting Officer shall have discretion to determine whether additional types of services not specifically mentioned in this paragraph fit within the definition of personal services. (Ord. 3013, added, 05/18/2010)

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