(70 ILCS 15/9)
(from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 709)
Contracts; services and supplies.
All contracts for services or supplies required from time to time by the
Authority in the acquisition, establishment, maintenance and operation of
any Authority airport under this Act or all direct
contracts for supplies to be used in the construction of any Authority
airport or part thereof to be awarded under this Section, rather than as a
part of a contract under Section 8, when the amount of any such supplies
or services exceeds $5,000 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder or
bidders, on open, competitive bidding after public advertisement made at
least 5 days prior to the opening of bids, in a newspaper of general
circulation in a county in which an Authority airport is located, in such
manner and on one or more occasions as may be prescribed by the Authority.
Bidding is not required in any of the following cases:
(1) Where the goods or services to be procured are economically procurable
from only one source, such as contracts for telephone service, electric
energy and other public utility services, housekeeping services, books,
pamphlets and periodicals and specially designed business equipment.
(2) Where the services required are for professional, technical,
planning or artistic skills.
(3) Where the services required are for advertising, promotional or public
(4) In emergencies, if an affidavit of the person or persons authorizing
the expenditure is filed with the Authority within 10
days after such an authorization, setting forth the conditions and
circumstances requiring the emergency purchase, the amount expended and the
name of the vendor or contractor involved. If, however, only an estimate is
available within the 10 days allowed for filing the affidavit, the actual
cost shall be reported immediately after it is determined.
(5) In case of expenditures for personal services.
(6) Contracts for equipment and spare parts in support thereof for the
maintenance and operation of any Authority airport, or any part thereof,
whenever the Authority, by resolution, determines that a particular make
and type of equipment is required for efficient maintenance and operation
and proper servicing, for uniformity in and integration with the spare
parts program and inventory control or for other reasons peculiar to the
problems of the Authority airport or its previously acquired equipment.
However, competition and competitive bids must be obtained by the Authority
with respect to such specified equipment or spare parts, insofar as
(7) Contracts for insurance, fidelity and surety bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-1400.)