(65 ILCS 5/8-10-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-3)
    Sec. 8-10-3. (a) Except as otherwise herein provided, all purchase orders or contracts of whatever nature, for labor, services or work, the purchase, lease, or sale of personal property, materials, equipment or supplies, involving amounts in excess of $10,000, made by or on behalf of any such municipality, shall be let by free and open competitive bidding after advertisement, to the lowest responsible bidder, or in the appropriate instance, to the highest responsible bidder, depending upon whether such municipality is to expend or to receive money. All such purchase orders or contracts, as defined above, which shall involve amounts of $10,000, or less, shall be let in the manner described above whenever practicable, except that such purchase orders or contracts may be let in the open market in a manner calculated to insure the best interests of the public, after solicitation of bids by mail, telephone, or otherwise. The provisions of this Section are subject to any contrary provision contained in "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
    (b) The corporate authorities of a municipality may by ordinance provide that contracts to provide goods and services to the municipality contain a provision requiring the contractor and its affiliates to collect and remit Illinois Use Tax on all sales of tangible personal property into the State of Illinois in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Use Tax Act, and municipal use tax on all sales of tangible personal property into the municipality in accordance with a municipal ordinance authorized by Section 8-11-6 or 8-11-1.5, during the term of the contract or for some other specified period, regardless of whether the contractor or affiliate is a "retailer maintaining a place of business within this State" as defined in Section 2 of the Use Tax Act. The provision may state that if the requirement is not met, the contract may be terminated by the municipality, and the contractor may be subject to such other penalties or the exercise of such remedies as may be stated in the contract or the ordinance adopted under this Section. An ordinance adopted under this Section may contain exceptions for emergencies or other circumstances when the exception is in the best interest of the public. For purposes of this Section, the term "affiliate" means any entity that (1) directly, indirectly, or constructively controls another entity, (2) is directly, indirectly, or constructively controlled by another entity, or (3) is subject to the control of a common entity. For purposes of this subsection (b), an entity controls another entity if it owns, directly or individually, more than 10% of the voting securities of that entity. As used in this subsection (b), the term "voting security" means a security that (1) confers upon the holder the right to vote for the election of members of the board of directors or similar governing body of the business or (2) is convertible into, or entitles the holder to receive upon its exercise, a security that confers such a right to vote. A general partnership interest is a voting security.
(Source: P.A. 93-25, eff. 6-20-03.)