The Illinois General Assembly recently passed several new laws to amend competitive bidding requirements for some units of local government, as follows:

Public Act 102-0728 amends the Illinois Township Code to increase the competitive bidding threshold for the purchase of services, materials, equipment, or supplies as well as construction projects to $30,000 from $20,000.

Public Act 102-0999 amends the Illinois Park District Code to increase the competitive bidding threshold for contracts for supplies, materials, or work to $30,000 from $25,000.

Public Act 102-0138 amends the Fire Protection District Act to provide that improvements to real estate by a fire protection board of trustees that result in an expenditure of $20,000 or more must be competitively bid in accordance with the procedures set forth in that Act.

Public Act 102-0460 amends the Conservation District Act, Downstate Forest Preserve District Act, and the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act to require competitive bidding for the purchase of supplies, materials, or work when the expenses exceed $30,000 (previously $25,000).

Post Authored by Tyler Smith & Eugene Bolotnikov