Standards for Purchasing and Contracting
All purchases and contracts shall be entered into in accordance with State law. The Board Attorney shall be consulted as needed regarding the legal requirements for purchases or contracts. All contracts shall be approved or authorized by the Board.
All purchases and contracts should support a recognized District function or purpose as well as provide for good quality products and services at the lowest cost, with consideration for service, reliability, and delivery promptness, and in compliance with State law. No purchase or contract shall be made or entered into as a result of favoritism, extravagance, fraud, or corruption.
Adoption of the annual budget authorizes the Superintendent or designee to purchase budgeted supplies, equipment, and services, provided that State law is followed. Purchases of items not included in the budget require prior Board approval, except in an emergency.
When presenting a contract or purchase for Board approval, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that it complies with applicable State law, including but not limited to, those specified below:
The Superintendent or designee shall manage the execution of District contracts, including: (1) complying with requirements concerning listing certain expenditures in the Annual Statement of Affairs, (2) listing on the District’s website all contracts in excess of $25,000 and any contracts with an exclusive bargaining representative, and (3) monitoring the discharge of contracts, contractors’ performances, and the quality and value of services or products being provided.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-20.19c, 5/10-20.21, 5/10-22.34c, and 5/19b-1 et seq.
820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq.
CROSS REF.: 2:100 (Board Member Conflict of Interest), 4:70 (Resource Conservation), 4:150 (Facility Management and Building Programs)
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
REVISED: June 22, 2009
January 23, 2017
January 27, 2020
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