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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/8-8-5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-5)
    Sec. 8-8-5. (a) Prior to fiscal year 2019, the audit shall be made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Reporting on the financial position and results of financial operations for each fund of the municipality shall be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or other comprehensive basis of accounting. Each audit report shall include only financial information, findings, and conclusions that are adequately supported by evidence in the auditor's working papers to demonstrate or prove, when called upon, the basis for the matters reported and their correctness and reasonableness. In connection with this, each municipality shall retain the right of inspection of the auditor's working papers and shall make them available to the Comptroller, or his or her designee, upon request. The audit report shall consist of the professional opinion of the auditor or auditors with respect to the financial statements or, if an opinion cannot be expressed, a declaration that the auditor is unable to express such opinion and an explanation of the reasons he or she cannot do so. Municipal authorities shall not impose limitations on the scope of the audit to the extent that the effect of such limitations will result in the qualification of the opinion of the auditor or auditors. Each audit report filed with the Comptroller shall be accompanied by a copy of each official statement or other offering of materials prepared in connection with the issuance of indebtedness of the municipality since the filing of the last audit report.
    (b) For fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter, the audit report shall include the financial statements for governmental activities, business-type activities, discretely presented component units, and each major fund and aggregated nonmajor fund. The audit report shall also include the professional opinion or opinions of the auditor or auditors with respect to the financial statements or, if an opinion cannot be expressed, a declaration that the auditor is unable to express an opinion and an explanation of the reasons he or she cannot do so. Each auditor's report shall include a representation by the auditor or auditors conducting the audit has been performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Municipal authorities shall not impose limitations on the scope of the audit to the extent that the effect of the limitations will result in the modification of the opinion or opinions of the auditor or auditors. Each audit report filed with the Comptroller shall be accompanied by a copy of each official statement or other offering of materials prepared in connection with the issuance of indebtedness of the municipality since the filing of the last audit report.
    (c) For fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter, audit reports shall contain financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards if the last audit report filed preceding fiscal year 2019 expressed an unmodified or modified opinion by the auditor that the financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
    (d) For fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter, audit reports containing financial statements prepared in accordance with an other comprehensive basis of accounting may follow the best practices and guidelines outlined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and shall be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. If the corporate authority of a municipality submits an audit report containing financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, thereafter all future audit reports shall also contain financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
    (e) Audits may be made on financial statements prepared using either an accrual or cash basis of accounting, depending upon the system followed by the municipality, and audit reports shall comply with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-837, eff. 8-13-18; 101-419, eff. 1-1-20.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-7

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-7)
    Sec. 8-8-7. When the auditor or auditors have completed the audit, not less than 2 copies of a report of the audit shall be made and signed by the making such audit, and shall immediately be filed with the municipality audited. Each audit report shall include the certification of the auditor or auditors making the audit that the audit has been performed in compliance with generally accepted auditing standards. The municipality shall immediately make one copy of the report, or one copy of the report authorized by this Division 8 in lieu of an audit report, a part of its public records and at all times thereafter this copy shall be open to public inspection. In addition, the municipality shall file one copy of the report with the Comptroller. An audit report which fails to meet the requirements of this Act shall be rejected by the Comptroller and returned to the municipal authorities for corrective action. Nothing in this Section shall be construed as preventing a municipality, in filing its audit report with the Comptroller, from transmitting with such report any comment or explanation that it may desire to make concerning that report. The audit report filed with the Comptroller, together with any accompanying comment or explanation, shall immediately become a part of his public records and shall at all times thereafter be open to public inspection. It shall be unlawful for the auditor to make any disclosure of the result of any examination of any public account excepting as he does so directly to the corporate authorities of the municipality audited.
(Source: P.A. 101-419, eff. 1-1-20.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-8

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-8)
    Sec. 8-8-8. The expenses of the audit and investigation of public accounts provided for in Division 8, whether ordered by the corporate authorities or the Comptroller, shall be paid by the municipality for which the audit is made. Payment shall be ordered by the corporate authorities out of the funds of the municipality and it shall be the duty of such authorities to make provisions for payment. Contracts for the performance of audits required by this Division 8 may be entered into without competitive bidding. If the audit is made by an auditor or auditors retained by the Comptroller, the municipality shall pay to the Comptroller reasonable compensation and expenses to reimburse him for the cost of making such audit.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities coming under the provisions of this Division 8 shall have the power to annually levy a "Municipal Auditing Tax" upon all of the taxable property of the municipalities at the rate on the dollar which will produce an amount which will equal a sum sufficient to meet the cost of all auditing and reports thereunder. Such municipal auditing tax shall be held in a special fund and used for no other purpose than the payment of expenses occasioned by this Division 8.
    The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized under Section 8-3-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-419, eff. 1-1-20.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-9)
    Sec. 8-8-9. The provisions of the Division 8 shall not be construed to relieve any officer of any duties now required by law of him with relation to the auditing of public accounts or the disbursement of public funds. Failure of the corporate authorities of any municipality to comply with any of the provisions of this Division 8 shall not affect the legality of taxes levied for any of the funds of such municipality.
    Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any municipality which files audits or audit reports with the Comptroller in compliance with this Act shall not be required to file any additional audits or audit reports with any state governmental agency providing motor fuel tax funds to such municipality. Any such state governmental agency may obtain copies of all audits and audit reports from the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 80-423.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-10

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-10)
    Sec. 8-8-10. The corporate authorities of a municipality may establish an audit committee, and may appoint members of the corporate authority or other appropriate officers to the committee, to review audit reports prepared under this Act and any other financial reports and documents, including management letters prepared by or on behalf of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 82-644.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-10.5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-10.5)
    Sec. 8-8-10.5. Audit report disclosure. Each fiscal year, within 60 days of the close of an audit under this Act, the auditor conducting the audit of all of the funds and accounts of a municipality shall do each of the following:
        (1) Provide a copy of any management letter and a
    
copy of any audited financial statements to each member of the municipality's corporate authorities. If the municipality maintains an Internet website, the corporate authorities shall post this information to its website.
        (2) Present the information from the audit to the
    
municipality's corporate authorities either in person or by a live phone or web connection during a public meeting.
(Source: P.A. 98-738, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. PURCHASING AND PUBLIC
WORKS CONTRACTS IN MUNICIPALITIES
OF LESS THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/8-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-9-1)
    Sec. 8-9-1. In municipalities of less than 500,000 except as otherwise provided in Articles 4 and 5 any work or other public improvement which is not to be paid for in whole or in part by special assessment or special taxation, when the expense thereof will exceed $25,000, shall be constructed either (1) by a contract let to the lowest responsible bidder after advertising for bids, in the manner prescribed by ordinance, except that any such contract may be entered into by the proper officers without advertising for bids, if authorized by a vote of two-thirds of all the alderpersons or trustees then holding office; or (2) in the following manner, if authorized by a vote of two-thirds of all the alderpersons or trustees then holding office, to-wit: the commissioner of public works or other proper officers to be designated by ordinance, shall superintend and cause to be carried out the construction of the work or other public improvement and shall employ exclusively for the performance of all manual labor thereon, laborers and artisans whom the municipality shall pay by the day or hour; and all material of the value of $25,000 and upward used in the construction of the work or other public improvement, shall be purchased by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner to be prescribed by ordinance. However, nothing contained in this Section shall apply to any contract by a city, village or incorporated town with the federal government or any agency thereof.
    In every city which has adopted Division 1 of Article 10, every such laborer or artisan shall be certified by the civil service commission to the commissioner of public works or other proper officers, in accordance with the requirement of that division.
    In municipalities of 500,000 or more population the letting of contracts for work or other public improvements of the character described in this Section shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of this Article 8.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)

65 ILCS 5/8-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-9-2)
    Sec. 8-9-2. (a) In municipalities of less than 500,000 population, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance that all supplies needed for use of the municipality shall be furnished by contract, let to the lowest bidder.
    In municipalities of more than 500,000 population the provisions of Division 10 of this Article 8 shall apply to and govern the purchase of supplies.
    The provisions of this Section are subject to any contrary provisions 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.)

65 ILCS 5/8-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-9-3)
    Sec. 8-9-3. In the event of a conflict between the application of this Division 9 of Article 8 and the application of "An Act concerning municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions", enacted by the 85th General Assembly, the provisions of "An Act concerning municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions" shall prevail.
(Source: P.A. 85-854.)

65 ILCS 5/8-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/8-9-4)
    Sec. 8-9-4. Long-term contracts. Any municipality may enter into a long-term energy contract, even if the length of the contract would exceed the term of office of the corporate authorities that approved the contract.
(Source: P.A. 93-58, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. PURCHASING AND PUBLIC
WORKS CONTRACTS IN CITIES OF
MORE THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/8-10-1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-1)
    Sec. 8-10-1. This division shall be known and is hereafter designated as "Municipal purchasing act for cities of 500,000 or more population."
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-2)
    Sec. 8-10-2. In addition to all the rights, powers, privileges, duties, and obligations conferred thereon elsewhere in this division or any other Acts, all cities of 500,000 or more population shall have the rights, powers and privileges and shall be subject to the duties and obligations conferred thereon by this Division 10.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-2.5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-2.5)
    Sec. 8-10-2.5. Airports. This Division 10 applies to purchase orders and contracts relating to airports owned or operated by a municipality of more than 500,000 population.
(Source: P.A. 89-405, eff. 11-8-95.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-3

    (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.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-4

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-4)
    Sec. 8-10-4. Contracts which by their nature are not adapted to award by competitive bidding, such as but not limited to contracts for the services of individuals possessing a high degree of professional skill where the ability or fitness of the individual plays an important part, contracts for supplies, materials, parts or equipment which are available only from a single source, contracts for printing of finance committee pamphlets, comptroller's estimates, and departmental reports, contracts for the printing or engraving of bonds, water certificates, tax warrants and other evidences of indebtedness, contracts for utility services such as water, light, heat, telephone or telegraph, and contracts for the purchase of magazines, books, periodicals and similar articles of an educational or instructional nature, and the binding of such magazine, books, periodicals, pamphlets, reports and similar articles shall not be subject to the competitive bidding requirements of this Article. The purchasing agent hereinafter provided for is hereby expressly authorized to procure from any federal, state or local governmental unit or agency thereof such materials, supplies, commodities or equipment as may be made available through the operation of any legislation heretofore or hereafter enacted without conforming to the competitive bidding requirements of this Division 10. Regular employment contracts in the municipal service, whether with respect to the classified service or otherwise, shall not be subject to the provisions of this Division 10, nor shall this Division 10 be applicable to the granting or issuance pursuant to powers conferred by laws, ordinances or resolutions, of franchises, licenses, permits or other authorizations by the corporate authorities of the municipality, or by departments, offices, institutions, boards, commissions, agencies or other instrumentalities thereof, nor to contracts or transactions, other than the sale or lease of personal property, pursuant to which the municipality is the recipient of money. The purchasing agent may sell or cause to be loaned with proper surety, materials common only to the municipal water distribution system, to such corporations and individuals, upon a proper showing that they are unable to obtain such materials for the purpose of obtaining water from the water system, or while awaiting shipment from manufacturers or vendors of such material, provided, that proper charges for the sale of such material shall be made to such extent as to save the municipality from monetary losses in such transactions.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3599.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-5)
    Sec. 8-10-5. In the case of an emergency affecting the public health or safety, so declared by the corporate authorities of the municipality at a meeting thereof duly convened, which declaration shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of all the members thereof and shall set forth the nature of the danger to the public health or safety, contracts may be let to the extent necessary to resolve such emergency without public advertisement. The resolution or ordinance in which such declaration is embodied shall fix the date upon which such emergency shall terminate, which date may be extended or abridged by the corporate authorities as in their judgment the circumstances require.
    The purchasing agent hereinafter provided for, may purchase or may authorize in writing any agency of such municipal government or of the institutions, boards or commissions thereof, if any, to purchase in the open market without filing requisition or estimate therefor, and without advertisement, any supplies, materials or equipment, for immediate delivery to meet bona fide operating emergencies where the amount thereof is not in excess of $40,000. A full written account of any such emergency together with a requisition for the materials, supplies or equipment required therefor shall be submitted immediately to the purchasing agent and shall be open to public inspection for a period of at least one year subsequent to the date of such emergency purchase. The exercise of the authority herein vested in the purchasing agent in respect to purchases for such bona fide operating emergencies shall not be dependent upon a declaration of emergency by the corporate authorities under the first paragraph of this section.
(Source: P.A. 81-1376.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-6

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-6)
    Sec. 8-10-6. The responsible head of each major department, office, institution, board, commission, agency or instrumentality of such municipal government shall certify in writing to the purchasing agent the names of such officers or employees who shall be exclusively authorized to sign requests for purchase for such respective department, office, institution, board, commission, agency or instrumentality, and all requests for purchase shall be void unless executed by such certified officers or employees and approved by the purchasing agent.
    Except as to emergency contracts authorized by Section 8-10-5, no undertaking involving amounts in excess of $10,000 shall be split into parts, by the requisitioning agent or otherwise, so as to produce amounts of $10,000 or less, for the purpose of avoiding the provisions of this Division 10.
    The term "responsible head" as used herein shall, in the case of the corporate authorities of the municipality, be such member, members, or committee thereof as shall be designated by appropriate resolution or order adopted by such corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 81-1376.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-7

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-7)
    Sec. 8-10-7. All proposals to award purchase orders or contracts involving amounts in excess of $10,000 shall be published at least 10 days, excluding Sundays and legal holidays, in advance of the date announced for the receiving of bids, in a secular English language daily newspaper of general circulation throughout such municipality and shall simultaneously be posted on readily accessible bulletin boards in the office of the purchasing agent. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit the purchasing agent from placing additional announcements in recognized trade journals. Advertisements for bids shall describe the character of the proposed contract or agreement in sufficient detail to enable the bidders thereon to know what their obligations will be, either in the advertisement itself, or by reference to detailed plans and specifications on file at the time of the publication of the first announcement. Such advertisement shall also state the date, time and place assigned for the opening of bids, and no bids shall be received at any time subsequent to the time indicated in the announcement. However, an extension of time may be granted for the opening of such bids upon publication in a secular English newspaper of general circulation throughout such municipality of the date to which the bid opening has been extended. The time of the bid extension opening shall not be less than 5 days after the publication thereof, Sundays and legal holidays excluded.
    Cash, cashier's check, a certified check, a comptroller's certificate of moneys owed the particular vendor, or a bid bond with adequate surety approved by the purchasing agent as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable amount, but not in excess of 10% of the contract amount may be required of each bidder by the purchasing agent on all bids involving amounts in excess of $10,000 and, if so required, the advertisement for bids shall so specify.
(Source: P.A. 84-1269.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-8

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-8)
    Sec. 8-10-8. Any agreement or collusion among bidders or prospective bidders in restraint of freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price, or otherwise, shall render the bids of such bidders void. Each bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement, or otherwise swear or affirm, that he has not been a party to any such agreement. Any disclosure in advance of the opening of bids, of the terms of the bids submitted in response to an advertisement, made or permitted by the purchasing agent shall render the proceedings void and shall require re-advertisement and re-award.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-8.5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-8.5)
    Sec. 8-10-8.5. Disclosure. Each person submitting a bid or proposal in relation to any contract in excess of $10,000 under this Division 10, including contracts exempt from competitive bidding under Section 8-10-4 or 8-10-5, must disclose in his or her application the name of each individual having a beneficial interest of more than 7 1/2% in the enterprise and, if the person wishing to submit a bid or proposal is a corporation, the names of all its officers and directors. The person shall notify the municipality of any changes in its ownership or officers at the time such changes occur. In the case of emergency contracts under Section 8-10-5, disclosure under this Section shall be made within 14 days after the contract.
(Source: P.A. 89-405, eff. 11-8-95.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-9)
    Sec. 8-10-9. All sealed bids shall be publicly opened by the purchasing agent of such municipality, or by an officer or employee in the office of the purchasing agent duly authorized in writing by the purchasing agent to open such bids, and all such bids shall be open to public inspection in the office of the purchasing agent for a period of at least 48 hours before award is made.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-10

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-10)
    Sec. 8-10-10. The award of any contract involving amounts in excess of $10,000 shall be made by the purchasing agent to the lowest or highest responsible bidder as provided in Section 8-10-3. Every contract involving amounts in excess of $10,000 shall be signed by the mayor or his duly designated agent, by the comptroller and by the purchasing agent, respectively, of such municipality. Each bid, with the name of the bidder, shall be entered on a record which record with the name of the successful bidder indicated thereon, shall, after award of contract, be open to public inspection in the office of the purchasing agent of such municipality.
    All purchase orders or contracts involving amounts of $10,000 or less shall be awarded by the purchasing agent to the lowest or highest responsible bidder as provided in Section 8-10-3 and shall be signed by the purchasing agent and by the comptroller.
    An official copy of each awarded purchase order or contract together with all necessary attachments thereto, including assignments and written consents thereto of the purchasing agent as authorized by Section 8-10-14, shall be retained by the purchasing agent in an appropriate file open to the public for such period of time after termination of contract during which action against the municipality might ensue under applicable laws of limitation. After such period such purchase orders, contracts and attachments may be destroyed by direction of the purchasing agent.
(Source: P.A. 81-1376.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-11

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-11)
    Sec. 8-10-11. In determining the responsibility of any bidder the purchasing agent may take into account other factors in addition to financial responsibility, such as past records of transactions with the bidder, experience, adequacy of equipment, ability to complete performance within a specified time limit and other pertinent considerations.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-12

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-12)
    Sec. 8-10-12. Any and all bids received in response to an advertisement may be rejected by the purchasing agent if the bidder is not deemed responsible, or the character or quality of the services, supplies, materials, equipment or labor does not conform to requirements or if the public interest may otherwise be served thereby.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-13

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-13)
    Sec. 8-10-13. Bond, with sufficient sureties, in such amount as shall be deemed adequate, not only to insure performance of contract in the time and manner prescribed in the contract, but also to save, indemnify, and keep harmless the municipality against all loss, damages, claims, liabilities, judgments, costs, and expenses which may in anywise accrue against the municipality in consequence of the granting of the contract, or which may in anywise result therefrom, may be required of each bidder upon contracts involving amounts in excess of $10,000 when, in the opinion of the purchasing agent, the public interests will be served thereby.
(Source: P.A. 81-1376.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-14

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-14)
    Sec. 8-10-14. No contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or to the highest responsible bidder, as the case may be, shall be assignable or sublet by the successful bidder without the written consent of the purchasing agent. In no event shall a contract or any part thereof be assigned or sublet to a bidder who had been declared not to be a responsible bidder in the consideration of bids submitted in response to advertisement for the particular contract.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3599.)

65 ILCS 5/8-10-15

    (65 ILCS 5/8-10-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-10-15)
    Sec. 8-10-15. In all municipalities within the purview of this Division 10, there shall be a purchasing agent who shall be appointed by the mayor by and with the consent of the corporate authorities of the municipality. The purchasing agent shall hold office for a term of 4 years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Such purchasing agent may be removed from office for cause after public hearing before the corporate authorities at which hearing the purchasing agent with counsel shall be entitled to be heard. His salary shall be fixed by the corporate authorities and he shall be required to give bond, with adequate surety, for the faithful performance of his duties in an amount to be determined by the corporate authorities. He shall be exempt from the provisions of Division 1 of Article 10, relating to civil service, in any municipality which has or may hereafter adopt that Division 1. In making the appointment of the purchasing agent, the mayor and corporate authorities shall give due consideration to the executive experience and ability required for the proper and effective discharge of the duties of the office, and no person shall be appointed purchasing agent unless he has served for at least 3 years in a responsible executive capacity requiring knowledge of and experience in large scale purchasing activities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)