§ 11.10. Every contract or purchase order involving amounts in excess of the mandatory competitive
bid threshold shall be signed by the president or other duly authorized officer of
the board of commissioners, by the executive director, by the clerk and by the director
of procurement and materials management. Each bid with the name of the bidder shall be entered upon a record which shall
be open to public inspection in the office of the director of procurement and materials
management. After the award is made, the bids shall be entered in the official records of the
board of commissioners.
All purchase orders or contracts involving amounts that will not exceed the mandatory
competitive bid threshold shall be let by the director of procurement and materials
management. They shall be signed by the director of procurement and materials management and
the clerk. All records pertaining to such awards shall be open to public inspection for a period
of at least one year subsequent to the date of the award.
An official copy of each awarded purchase order or contract together with all necessary
attachments thereto, including assignments and written consent of the director of
procurement and materials management shall be retained by the director of procurement
and materials management 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. Certified copies of all completed contracts and purchase orders shall be filed with
the clerk. After the appropriate period, purchase orders, contracts and attachments in the
clerk's possession may be destroyed by direction of the director of procurement and
The provisions of this Act are not applicable to joint purchases of personal property,
supplies and services made by governmental units in accordance with Sections 1 through
5 of “An Act authorizing certain governmental units to purchase personal property,
supplies and services jointly,” approved August 15, 1961. 1
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