(60 ILCS 1/85-30)
    Sec. 85-30. Purchases; bids. Any purchase by a township for services, materials, equipment, or supplies in excess of $20,000 (other than professional services) shall be contracted for in one of the following ways:
        (1) By a contract let to the lowest responsible
    
bidder after advertising for bids at least once (i) in a newspaper published within the township, or (ii) if no newspaper is published within the township, then in one published within the county, or (iii) if no newspaper is published within the county, then in a newspaper having general circulation within the township.
        (2) By a contract let without advertising for bids in
    
the case of an emergency if authorized by the township board.
    This Section does not apply to contracts by a township with the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 94-435, eff. 8-2-05.)