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Full Text of SB2690  95th General Assembly


Sen. Edward D. Maloney

Filed: 4/2/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2690 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5 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 purchase
8 of supplies, materials or work involving an expenditure in
9 excess of $10,000 to the lowest responsible bidder considering
10 conformity with specifications, terms of delivery, quality,
11 and serviceability; after due advertisement, except the
12 following: (a) contracts for the services of individuals
13 possessing a high degree of professional skill where the
14 ability or fitness of the individual plays an important part;
15 (b) contracts for the printing of finance committee reports and
16 departmental reports; (c) contracts for the printing or



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1 engraving of bonds, tax warrants and other evidences of
2 indebtedness; (d) contracts for materials and work which have
3 been awarded to the lowest responsible bidder after due
4 advertisement, but due to unforeseen revisions, not the fault
5 of the contractor for materials and work, must be revised
6 causing expenditures not in excess of 10% of the contract
7 price; (e) contracts for the maintenance or servicing of, or
8 provision of repair parts for, equipment which are made with
9 the manufacturer or authorized service agent of that equipment
10 where the provision of parts, maintenance, or servicing can
11 best be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service
12 agent; (f) purchases and contracts for the use, purchase,
13 delivery, movement, or installation of data processing
14 equipment, software, or services and telecommunications and
15 inter-connect equipment, software, and services; (g) contracts
16 for duplicating machines and supplies; (h) contracts for the
17 purchase of natural gas when the cost is less than that offered
18 by a public utility; (i) purchases of equipment previously
19 owned by some entity other than the district itself; (j)
20 contracts for repair, maintenance, remodeling, renovation, or
21 construction, or a single project involving an expenditure not
22 to exceed $15,000 and not involving a change or increase in the
23 size, type, or extent of an existing facility; (k) contracts
24 for goods or services procured from another governmental
25 agency; (l) contracts for goods or services which are
26 economically procurable from only one source, such as for the



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1 purchase of magazines, books, periodicals, pamphlets and
2 reports, and for utility services such as water, light, heat,
3 telephone or telegraph; and (m) where funds are expended in an
4 emergency and such emergency expenditure is approved by 3/4 of
5 the members of the board; and (n) any contract for which the
6 board, by a vote of two-thirds of its members then holding
7 office, authorizes a contract preference to a bidder other than
8 the lowest responsible bidder, provided that the preferred
9 bidder (i) has submitted a bid that is no more than 5% higher
10 than the lowest bid, (ii) has its principal place of business
11 within the district, and (iii) is otherwise responsible and the
12 award of the contract is accompanied by a specific finding of
13 the reason for such an award in the minutes of the board
14 meeting in which the contract is awarded.
15     All competitive bids for contracts involving an
16 expenditure in excess of $10,000 must be sealed by the bidder
17 and must be opened by a member or employee of the board at a
18 public bid opening at which the contents of the bids must be
19 announced. Each bidder must receive at least 3 days' notice of
20 the time and place of such bid opening. For purposes of this
21 Section due advertisement includes, but is not limited to, at
22 least one public notice at least 10 days before the bid date in
23 a newspaper published in the district, or if no newspaper is
24 published in the district, in a newspaper of general
25 circulation in the area of the district.
26     The provisions of this Section do not apply to guaranteed



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1 energy savings contracts entered into under Article V-A.
2 (Source: P.A. 87-1023; 88-173.)".