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HB4343 Engrossed                              LRB9214382NTsbA

 1        AN ACT concerning public community colleges.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Public Community College Act  is  amended
 5    by changing Section 3-27.1 as follows:

 6        (110 ILCS 805/3-27.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-27.1)
 7        Sec.  3-27.1.  Contracts.   To  award  all  contracts for
 8    purchase  of  supplies,  materials  or  work   involving   an
 9    expenditure  in  excess  of $10,000 to the lowest responsible
10    bidder considering conformity with specifications,  terms  of
11    delivery,    quality,    and    serviceability;   after   due
12    advertisement, except the following: (a)  contracts  for  the
13    services   of   individuals   possessing  a  high  degree  of
14    professional skill  where  the  ability  or  fitness  of  the
15    individual  plays  an  important  part; (b) contracts for the
16    printing  of  finance  committee  reports  and   departmental
17    reports;  (c)  contracts  for  the  printing  or engraving of
18    bonds, tax warrants and other evidences of indebtedness;  (d)
19    contracts  for  materials and work which have been awarded to
20    the lowest responsible bidder after  due  advertisement,  but
21    due  to unforeseen revisions, not the fault of the contractor
22    for materials and work, must be revised causing  expenditures
23    not in excess of 10% of the contract price; (e) contracts for
24    the maintenance or servicing of, or provision of repair parts
25    for,  equipment  which  are  made  with  the  manufacturer or
26    authorized  service  agent  of  that  equipment   where   the
27    provision  of  parts,  maintenance,  or servicing can best be
28    performed by the manufacturer or  authorized  service  agent;
29    (f)  purchases and contracts for the use, purchase, delivery,
30    movement,  or  installation  of  data  processing  equipment,
31    software,   or   services    and    telecommunications    and
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 1    inter-connect   equipment,   software,   and   services;  (g)
 2    contracts  for  duplicating  machines   and   supplies;   (h)
 3    contracts  for  the  purchase of natural gas when the cost is
 4    less than that offered by a public utility; (i) purchases  of
 5    equipment  previously  owned  by  some  entity other than the
 6    district  itself;  (j)  contracts  for  repair,  maintenance,
 7    remodeling, renovation, or construction, or a single  project
 8    involving  an  expenditure  not  to  exceed  $15,000  and not
 9    involving a change or increase in the size, type,  or  extent
10    of  an existing facility; (k) contracts for goods or services
11    procured from  another  governmental  agency  or  through  an
12    intrastate  or interstate governmental agency consortium; (l)
13    contracts  for  goods  or  services  which  are  economically
14    procurable from only one source, such as for the purchase  of
15    magazines, books, periodicals, pamphlets and reports, and for
16    utility  services  such  as  water, light, heat, telephone or
17    telegraph; and (m) where funds are expended in  an  emergency
18    and  such  emergency  expenditure  is  approved by 3/4 of the
19    members of the board.
20        All  competitive  bids   for   contracts   involving   an
21    expenditure in excess of $10,000 must be sealed by the bidder
22    and  must be opened by a member or employee of the board at a
23    public bid opening at which the contents of the bids must  be
24    announced.  Each  bidder must receive at least 3 days' notice
25    of the time and place of such bid opening.  For  purposes  of
26    this  Section  due advertisement includes, but is not limited
27    to, at least one public notice at least 10  days  before  the
28    bid  date  in a newspaper published in the district, or if no
29    newspaper is published in the district,  in  a  newspaper  of
30    general circulation in the area of the district.
31        The provisions of this Section do not apply to guaranteed
32    energy savings contracts entered into under Article V-A.
33    (Source: P.A. 87-1023; 88-173.)

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