(65 ILCS 5/9-2-100)
(from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-100)
Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, any work or
other public improvement, to be paid for in whole or in part by special
assessment or special taxation, when the expense thereof will exceed $10,000,
shall be constructed by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder in
the manner prescribed in this Division 2. Such contracts shall be approved
by the president of the board of local improvements.
In case of any work which it is estimated will not cost more than $10,000,
if after receiving bids it appears to the board of local improvements that
the work can be performed better and cheaper by the municipality, the
corporate authorities of the municipality shall perform that work and
employ the necessary help therefor. The cost of that work by the
municipality in no case shall be more than the lowest bid received.
(Source: P.A. 96-138, eff. 8-7-09.)