Once quotes, bids, or proposals are received, the department requesting the purchase will be involved in evaluating the results. For purchases under $35,000, the City Manager or his designee will approve the purchase. For purchases valued at $35,000 or more the City Manager will make a recommendation to the City Council for award. Once an award is made, a purchase order is completed and forwarded to the user department. The user department will contact the vendor to place the order. Vendors should not start work until a purchase order is received. Work performed without a purchase order is not binding on the City of Oviedo.