Rockwood City Council easily passed an ordinance on first reading to change its purchasing policy.
The policy change raises the $5,000 spending cap on goods and services.
If it is passes on second and final reading, goods and services costing $9,999 or less will not require a bid process.
“I think it just gives us a better business plan,” said Councilman Pete Wright.
Officials said the cost of soliciting bids was reason for getting away from it.