Governor Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 4536, a bill that gives $5,000 more flexibility for park districts and conservation districts in purchases and contracts.
Sponsored by two Democrats and one Republican in the House and a Democrat in the Senate, the bill raises the level over which bids must be solicited.
The content of the bill follows:
Amends the Park District Code, the Conservation District Act, and the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Increases the amount of a contract that requires competitive bidding for supplies, materials, and work from $20,000 to $25,000. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds that a board may require competitive bidding for supplies, materials, and work in an amount lower than $25,000 if required by board policy.