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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 9

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 9 heading)
OF LESS THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/8-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-9-1)
    Sec. 8-9-1. In municipalities of less than 500,000 except as otherwise provided in Articles 4 and 5 any work or other public improvement which is not to be paid for in whole or in part by special assessment or special taxation, when the expense thereof will exceed $25,000, shall be constructed either (1) by a contract let to the lowest responsible bidder after advertising for bids, in the manner prescribed by ordinance, except that any such contract may be entered into by the proper officers without advertising for bids, if authorized by a vote of two-thirds of all the aldermen or trustees then holding office; or (2) in the following manner, if authorized by a vote of two-thirds of all the aldermen or trustees then holding office, to-wit: the commissioner of public works or other proper officers to be designated by ordinance, shall superintend and cause to be carried out the construction of the work or other public improvement and shall employ exclusively for the performance of all manual labor thereon, laborers and artisans whom the municipality shall pay by the day or hour; and all material of the value of $25,000 and upward used in the construction of the work or other public improvement, shall be purchased by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner to be prescribed by ordinance. However, nothing contained in this section shall apply to any contract by a city, village or incorporated town with the federal government or any agency thereof.
    In every city which has adopted Division 1 of Article 10, every such laborer or artisan shall be certified by the civil service commission to the commissioner of public works or other proper officers, in accordance with the requirement of that division.
    In municipalities of 500,000 or more population the letting of contracts for work or other public improvements of the character described in this section shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of this Article 8.
(Source: P.A. 100-338, eff. 8-25-17.)

65 ILCS 5/8-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-9-2)
    Sec. 8-9-2. (a) In municipalities of less than 500,000 population, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance that all supplies needed for use of the municipality shall be furnished by contract, let to the lowest bidder.
    In municipalities of more than 500,000 population the provisions of Division 10 of this Article 8 shall apply to and govern the purchase of supplies.
    The provisions of this Section are subject to any contrary provisions contained in "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
    (b) The corporate authorities of a municipality may by ordinance provide that contracts to provide goods and services to the municipality contain a provision requiring the contractor and its affiliates to collect and remit Illinois Use Tax on all sales of tangible personal property into the State of Illinois in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Use Tax Act, and municipal use tax on all sales of tangible personal property into the municipality in accordance with a municipal ordinance authorized by Section 8-11-6 or 8-11-1.5, during the term of the contract or for some other specified period, regardless of whether the contractor or affiliate is a "retailer maintaining a place of business within this State" as defined in Section 2 of the Use Tax Act. The provision may state that if the requirement is not met, the contract may be terminated by the municipality, and the contractor may be subject to such other penalties or the exercise of such remedies as may be stated in the contract or the ordinance adopted under this Section. An ordinance adopted under this Section may contain exceptions for emergencies or other circumstances when the exception is in the best interest of the public. For purposes of this Section, the term "affiliate" means any entity that (1) directly, indirectly, or constructively controls another entity, (2) is directly, indirectly, or constructively controlled by another entity, or (3) is subject to the control of a common entity. For purposes of this subsection (b), an entity controls another entity if it owns, directly or individually, more than 10% of the voting securities of that entity. As used in this subsection (b), the term "voting security" means a security that (1) confers upon the holder the right to vote for the election of members of the board of directors or similar governing body of the business or (2) is convertible into, or entitles the holder to receive upon its exercise, a security that confers such a right to vote. A general partnership interest is a voting security.
(Source: P.A. 93-25, eff. 6-20-03.)

65 ILCS 5/8-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-9-3)
    Sec. 8-9-3. In the event of a conflict between the application of this Division 9 of Article 8 and the application of "An Act concerning municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions", enacted by the 85th General Assembly, the provisions of "An Act concerning municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions" shall prevail.
(Source: P.A. 85-854.)

65 ILCS 5/8-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-4)
    Sec. 8-9-4. Long-term contracts. Any municipality may enter into a long-term energy contract, even if the length of the contract would exceed the term of office of the corporate authorities that approved the contract.
(Source: P.A. 93-58, eff. 1-1-04.)