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Full Text of HB0271  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Fire Protection District Act is amended by
5changing Sections 11k and 16.09 as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 705/11k)
7    Sec. 11k. Competitive bidding; notice requirements.
8    (a) The board of trustees shall have the power to acquire
9by gift, legacy, or purchase any personal property necessary
10for its corporate purposes provided that all contracts for
11supplies, materials, or work involving an expenditure in excess
12of $20,000 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder after
13advertising as required under subsection (b) of this Section.
14The board is not required to accept a bid that does not meet
15the district's established specifications, terms of delivery,
16quality, and serviceability requirements. Contracts which, by
17their nature, are not adapted to award by competitive bidding,
18are not subject to competitive bidding, including, but not
19limited to:
20        (1) contracts for the services of individuals
21    possessing a high degree of professional skill where the
22    ability or fitness of the individual plays an important
23    part;



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1        (2) contracts for the printing of finance committee
2    reports and departmental reports;
3        (3) contracts for the printing or engraving of bonds,
4    tax warrants and other evidences of indebtedness;
5        (4) contracts for the maintenance or servicing of, or
6    provision of repair parts for, equipment which are made
7    with the manufacturer or authorized service agent of that
8    equipment where the provision of parts, maintenance, or
9    servicing can best be performed by the manufacturer or
10    authorized service agent, or which involve proprietary
11    parts or technology not otherwise available;
12        (5) purchases and contracts for the use, purchase,
13    delivery, movement, or installation of data processing
14    equipment, software, or services and telecommunications
15    and interconnect equipment, software, and services;
16        (6) contracts for duplicating machines and supplies;
17        (7) contracts for utility services such as water,
18    light, heat, telephone or telegraph;
19        (8) contracts for goods or services procured from
20    another governmental agency;
21        (9) purchases of equipment previously owned by some
22    entity other than the district itself; and
23        (10) contracts for goods or services which are
24    economically procurable from only one source, such as for
25    the purchase of magazines, books, periodicals, pamphlets,
26    reports, and online subscriptions.



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1    Contracts for emergency expenditures are also exempt from
2competitive bidding when the emergency expenditure is approved
3by a vote of 3/4 of the members of the board.
4    (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a) of this
5Section, all proposals to award contracts involving amounts in
6excess of $20,000 shall be published at least 10 days,
7excluding Sundays and legal holidays, in advance of the date
8announced for the receiving of bids, in a secular English
9language daily newspaper of general circulation throughout the
10district. In addition, a fire protection district that has a
11website that the full-time staff of the district maintains
12shall post notice on its website of all proposals to award
13contracts in excess of $20,000. Advertisements for bids shall
14describe the character of the proposed contract or agreement in
15sufficient detail to enable the bidders thereon to know what
16their obligations will be, either in the advertisement itself,
17or by reference to detailed plans and specifications on file at
18the time of the publication of the first announcement. Such
19advertisement shall also state the date, time and place
20assigned for the opening of bids, and no bids shall be received
21at any time subsequent to the time indicated in the
22announcement. All competitive bids for contracts involving an
23expenditure in excess of $20,000 must be sealed by the bidder
24and must be opened by a member of the board or an employee of
25the district at a public bid opening at which the contents of
26the bids must be announced. Each bidder must receive at least 3



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1days notice of the time and place of the bid opening.
2(Source: P.A. 98-799, eff. 1-1-15.)
3    (70 ILCS 705/16.09)  (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 37.09)
4    Sec. 16.09. Notice of the time and place of every
5eligibility examination shall be given by the board by a
6publication at least two weeks preceding the examination, in
7one or more newspapers published in the fire protection
8district, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one
9or more newspapers with a newspaper of general circulation
10within the fire protection district.
11(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1782.)
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.