(65 ILCS 5/8-10-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-19)
    Sec. 8-10-19. In all municipalities to which the provisions of this Division 10 shall apply, there shall be a board of standardization, which board shall be composed of the purchasing agent for such municipality, who shall be chairman, and 6 other members who shall be appointed by the mayor of such municipality. Three of the members shall be responsible heads of a major office, department, institution, commission or board of such municipality and shall receive no compensation for their services on the board of standardization. The other 3 members may be officers or employees of the municipality but only those such members who are not officers or employees shall be entitled to receive such compensation as the corporate authorities may provide. Any member, excepting the purchasing agent, may deputize a proxy to act in his stead. The board of standardization shall meet at least once each 2 calendar months upon notification by the chairman at least 5 days in advance of the date announced for such meeting. Official action of the board shall require the vote of a majority of all members of the board. The chairman shall cause to be prepared a report faithfully describing the proceedings of each meeting, which report shall be transmitted to each member and shall be made available to the mayor and to the corporate authorities, respectively, of such municipality within 5 days, excluding Sundays and legal holidays, subsequent to the date of the meeting.
    The board of standardization shall: (a) classify the requirements of such municipality, including the departments, offices, institutions, commissions and boards thereof, with respect to supplies, materials, and equipment, of common usage, (b) adopt as standards, the smallest numbers of the various qualities, sizes and varieties of such supplies, materials and equipment as may be consistent with the efficient operation of such municipal government, and (c) prepare, adopt, promulgate, and from time to time revise, written specifications describing such standards.
    Specifications describing in detail the physical, chemical and other characteristics of supplies, material or equipment to be acquired by purchase order or contract shall be prepared by the board of standardization.
    In the preparation or revision of standard specifications the board of standardization shall solicit the advice, assistance and cooperation of the several requisitioning agencies and shall be empowered to consult such public or non-public laboratory or technical services as may be deemed expedient. After adoption, each standard specification shall, until rescinded, apply alike in terms and effect to every purchase or contract for the purchase of any commodity, material, supply or equipment and shall be made available to the public upon request.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3599.)