CHAPTER 130

ADVERTISING FOR PUBLIC WORK

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 43 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ADVERTISEMENT FOR PUBLIC WORK.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Section 14, Chapter 43, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, being Code Section 1160, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the said section and inserting in lieu thereof a new section as follows:

1160. Sec. 14. Advertisement for Public Work Exceeding One Thousand Dollars; Bidding Upon; Bidder to Give Security:-- It shall be unlawful for any Commissioner of the Levy Court of New Castle County to vote for or consent to the doing of any work and labor for New Castle County or said Levy Court, or to vote for or consent to the furnishing, having or using by or for account of said County or Levy Court of any merchandise, tools, implements, machinery or materials whatsoever, where the cost in any particular case will probably exceed the sum of One Thousand Dollars, whether said work, labor, merchandise, tools, implements, machinery or materials shall be required for new work or for repairs upon old work, unless and until the said Levy Court shall publicly invite sealed proposals for the doing of such work and the furnishing of such merchandise, tools, implements, machinery and materials, and give the contract resulting therefrom and therefor to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders; bids so obtained shall be opened publicly in the presence of bidders, or their representatives, who may desire to attend. The said Commissioners may require of such bidder or bidders security for the faithful performance of such contract.

Approved April 3, 1947.