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APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

STATE CONTRACTS.

ACT OF 1874 REVISED.

1. All printing let by contract to lowest bidder - REPORTs of OFFICERS. —“printing” and “stationery” defined.

§ 32. Reports to be printed. 2. Superintendent of opting-appointment—

terrn—salary—bond. $ 33. Reports to be edited. 3. General powers and duties. § 34. Number of copies. 4. Collusion—penalty. § 35. No. printed not to exceed reasonable

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ADVERTISEMENTS AND CONTRActs. § 36. Leaflets, pamphlets, folders, etc. 5. Advertisements for bids. § 37. Job work. ty. Bids. § 38. Work in class 8. 7. Opening of bids and award of contracts. § 39. Maximum prices. 8. Making of contracts—bond of contractor. $ 40. Interpretation.

9. Return of certified checks, etc.

BINDING. 10. Readvertisement, bids, contracts.

§ 41. Classification. ll. Cancelling contracts.

- § 42. Maximum prices. § 12. No contract with State officers, etc.

- § 43. Binding of laws, journals, etc. 13. Preventing competition—penalty.

§ 44. Binding not provided for. PRINTING. § 45. Samples.

§ 14. Classification of printing. § 46. Bids for each kind of work.

* \5. Sub-classes. § 47. Duties of binder.

§ 16. General provisions. § 48. Superintendent's receipt—deductions.

$ 7. Manner of printing, etc. 49. State institutions.

§ § 18, Contract periods. § 50. Manner of distribution. §

* 9. Requisitions for printing, etc. 51. Maximum price.

$ 20. Number of copies.

- copying, Etc
* *. Contractors duties–proofs.
§ 2. Record of printing.

§ 52. Maximum price. § § 3. Delivery.

$ 53. How copying done.

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54. Laws and journals. $ 24. Printing paper.

** Delivery to binding contractor. PRINTING PAPER AND STATIONERY. ** Unreasonable delay.

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55. Standards of quality, etc. ** "Printed by authority.”

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56. Classification—contract periods—advertise- - - ments. ** Printing for the General Assembly.

§ 57. Delivery. § 2). Type used -proofreader.

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58. Acceptance. ** Journals. $ 59. Maximum price. ** Session laws. § 60. Appropriations.

ACT OF 1874 REVISED–concluded. $ 61. Adjustment of accounts. FU el CONTRActs.

§ 62. Verification of accounts. $ 66. Advertising for bids.

§ 63. Report of superintendent. § 67. Contracts.

§ 64. Office and st § 68. Receiving fuel account. - and Store room.

SAVINGS AND REPEAL.
§ 69. Existing contracts not affected.
§ 70. Repeal.
(SENATE Bill No. 247. Approv ED JUNE 22, 1915.)

§ 65. Transfer of property and records.

AN ACT to revise the law in relation to State contracts. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the stationery and printing paper furnished for the use of the State; the copying, printing, binding, and distributing the laws and journals, and all other printing ordered by the General Assembly shall be let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner hereinafter provided. The term printing, as used in this Act, shall, in addition to its common signification, mean and include maps, charts, illustrations, engravings, lithographing, steel and copper plate printing, electrotyping, and half-tone, zinc, wood, or other process work. The term stationery, as used in this Act, shall, in addition to its common signification, mean and include stenographic and typewriter supplies. § 2. SUPERINTENDENT of PRINTING..] The Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a Superintendent of Printing, who must be a practical printer and who has had experience in estimating book and job work and who must possess a good general knowledge of paper in its various grades and of book binding, to take charge of all printing and binding for the State and to purchase stationery required for the use of the State. If the Senate is not in session when this Act takes effect the Governor shall make a temporary appointment as in the case of a vacancy. The Superintendent of Printing first appointed shall hold office until January 15, 1917, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. On or before January 15, 1917, and every four years thereafter the Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a Superintendent of Printing to serve for a term of four (4) years from and after the expiration of the term of his predecessor and until his successor is appointed and qualified. In case of a vacancy during the recess of the Senate the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office for the unexpired portion of the term. The Superintendent of Printing shall receive a salary of five thousand dollars ($5,000) per annum, payable in equal monthly installments. Before entering upon the duties of his office he shall enter into a bond, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, in such amount, not less than $10,000, as may be fixed by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, which bond shall be approved by the Attorney-General as to its form and by the Governor s to the sufficiency of its sureties, and the same shall be filed in the tlice of the Secretary of State.

Attached to said bond shall be the oath of office prescribed by the onstitution for State officers. § 3. GENERAL Powers AND DUTIES.] The Superintendent of Printng shall be responsible for the administration of the affairs of his office and shall see that all the provisions of this Act are strictly enforced. He shall have supervision over the officers and employees of his office and shall see that they perform their duties faithfully and efficiently. He shall prescribe and define the duties of all officers and employees in his office in so far as such duties are not prescribed and defined by this Act, and shall see that such officers and employees perform their respective duties. He shall make biennial reports to the Governor setting forth the cost of public printing, binding, printing paper, and stationery and shall, in his report, recommend retrenchments. § 4. Collusion, PENALTY..] If the Superintendent of Printing shall, by himself or through others, corruptly collude or have any secret understanding with any person to defraud the State of Illinois, or whereby the State of Illinois shall be made to sustain a loss, he shall, on conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction, forfeit his office and be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a term of not less than one (1) or more than five (5) years, and fined in a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars ($3,000) and the sureties upon his official bond shall be held and bound for the amount of any fine which may be assessed and fixed under the provisions of this section.

ADVERTISEMENTS AND CONTRACTs.

§ 5. ADVERTISEMENTs For BIDs.] (a) Between the first Monday in July and the first Monday in August, A. D. 1916, the Superintendent of Printing shall, as to the public printing which must be performed at the city of Springfield, advertise in Springfield in one of the daily papers published in that city; and shall, as to other public printing and as to contracts for doing the public binding of the State advertise in one or more of the daily papers published in each of six cities of the State having a population in excess of twenty thousand, as shown by the Federal census then next preceding, and located in different parts of the State, for proposals to do the public printing of the State (except that which must be done at the city of Springfield) to do the public binding of the State, from the first day of October, A. D. 1916, to and including the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1917.

(b) Between the first Monday of May, A. D. 1917, and the first Monday of June, A. D. 1917, and between those dates every two years thereafter, the Superintendent of Printing shall advertise, in the manner provided in paragraph (a) of this section, for doing the work specified in said paragraph (a) for the biennial period next succeeding commencing on the first day of July of the year in which such contract is let to and including the thirtieth day of June of the second succeeding year, except as otherwise provided therein.

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(c) He shall, from time to time as contracts are to be let therefor, advertise at Springfield and Chicago in some one of the daily newspapers published in each of such cities for proposals to furnish printing Paper, cover paper and other paper and envelopes, and stationery for the State, and to do the lithographing, engraving, electrotyping, plate printing, and other like printing for the State. (d) The Superintendent of Printing shall also, within the dates when advertisements are being published in newspapers, mail to such persons within the State of Illinois as he may reasonably believe may be prospective bidders for any class or sub-class of work to be performed or articles to be furnished copies of such advertisement, and shall make and preserve a record of the names and addresses of the persons to whom such copies are mailed. (e) Each of such advertisements for proposals shall be published ten days from and including the date of its first publication and shall give notice that sealed proposals for furnishing the articles or performing the work required during the contract period mentioned in the advertisement will be received at the office of the Superintendent of Printing on or before a date specified in such notice. The advertisement shall also set forth specifically, or by way of reference to specifications, what will be required of bidders under this Act, the amount of the certified check to be deposited with the respective bid, and such other particulars as the Superintendent of Printing may deem proper. Any advertisement may embrace propositions for all or a part of the materials to be furnished or work to be done, but shall solicit separate bids for each class or sub-class of articles to be furnished or work to be done, and each of such class or sub-class shall be let in a separate contract. § 6. BIDS.] Every bid for doing work or furnishing materials shall be in writing, enclosed in a sealed envelope having endorsed thereon— “Proposal of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , whose address is. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > for. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,” filling in the blanks with the name and address of the bidder and the designation of the work or materials for which the bid is made, and shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Printing on or before the day specified in the advertisement for receiving bids. Each bid for doing work or furnishing materials shall be accompanied by a certified check payable to the order of the Superintendent of Printing in an amount to be fixed by the Superintendent of Printing with the approval of the Governor, but not to exceed $1,000, and shall also be accompanied by a provisional agreement, under seal, executed by the bidder to the effect that if such bid be accepted and if he shall fail to execute a contract and execute a bond within the time and conditioned as required by law, then, and in either such case, the amount of such certified check shall become absolutely the property of the State of Illinois and may be retained by the State as and for liquidated damages. § 7. OPENING of BIDS AND Award of contRACTs.] At the time designated in the advertisement for opening bids the Superintendent of Printing shall, in the presence of the Governor, open and publicly read the bids for doing work or furnishing materials. The Superintendent of Printing and the Governor shall thereupon fix a time, which shall not be more than ten days thereafter, when contracts for doing work or

urnishing materials to the State will be publicly awarded, or such ontracts may be publicly awarded on the same day that bids are opened nd publicly read. At the time fixed for publicly awarding the contract for each class f work to be done or materials to be furnished the Superintendent of °rinting shall, in the presence of the Governor, publicly award, the ontract for each class or sub-class of work to be done or materials to he furnished to the lowest responsible bidder, taking bond from him in an amount to be fixed by the Superintendent of Printing and the Gov*rnor, but not to exceed $10,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract. Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to prevent the same person from bidding for more than one class or subclass of work to be done or articles to be furnished. If two or more persons bid the same price for either class or subclass of work to be done or articles to be furnished, and such price is lowest for that class or sub-class or for such articles, the Superintendent of Printing shall award the contract to such one of such bidders as he shall decide publicly by lot to award it to. All contracts shall be subject to the approval of the Governor, an if he disapproves the same there shall be a re-letting of the contract. The Superintendent of Printing, with the consent of the Governor, may reject any and all bids. § 8. MAKING of contRACTs.] Within ten days after the acceptance of any bid for doing work or furnishing of material the Superintendent of Printing shall cause a contract to be prepared and entered into by himself, as representing the State of Illinois, with the approval thereon in writing of the Governor, and such bidder, setting forth fully the terms and conditions under which the work specified is to be performed or the articles furnished. Such bidder shall at the time execute a bond in a penal sum to be fixed by the Superintendent of Printing, with the approval of the Governor, (but not to exceed $10,000), payable to the People of the State of Illinois, with not less than two sureties who shall be responsible freeholders of this State, and who shall justify under oath that they are each worth over and above all debts and property exempt from execution an amount equal to the amount named as a Wenalty in such bond, conditioned for the faithful performance of all duties required of him by law and by the terms and conditions of his contract. Such bond shall be approved by the Superintendent of Printing and the Governor and it, together with the contract and all other o relating thereto, shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State. § 9. RETURN of CERTIFIED CHECKs, FTC.] If for any reason a bid Sha\! be rejected the certified check and the provisional agreement deposited by such bidder shall be returned to him without unnecessary delay. The certified check and the provisional agreement of each successful bidder shall be retained until such bidder has entered into a Contract and furnished the bond required of him, when such certified Check and provisional agreement shall be returned; but if such successful bidder should fail to enter into a contract and furnish the bond required of him within the time required by this Act, then and in

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