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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, VOLUME 51, LAWS OF DELAWARE ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY COURT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY TO PLAN, CONSTRUCT, EQUIP AND FURNISH AN ADDITION TO THE PRESENT COUNTY BUILDING FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND TO ISSUE BONDS TO FINANCE THE COST THEREOF", IN RELATION TO THE LETTING OF CONTRACTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUCH ADDITION.

WHEREAS, the Levy Court of New Castle County after due advertising received bids for the construction of an addition to the County Building at Eleventh and King Streets, Wilmington, Delaware and awarded contract therefor to Rupert Construction Company, Inc., upon the lowest responsible bid; and

WHEREAS, since the award of said contract and the commencement of construction thereof the General Assembly authorized the appointment of two additional judges in the Superior Court, thereby creating the need for additional Court Rooms and office space in said County Building; and

WHEREAS, substantial delay and increased costs would result from the advertising for awarding of contract for the construction to provide such additional space in accordance with the applicable statutory bidding requirements,

NOW THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 13, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware is amended by adding at the end of Section 1 thereof the following sentence:

The provisions of Section 371, Title 9, Delaware Code shall not apply with respect to the award of the contract for the construction of the portion of the addition to the County Building

consisting of two additional floors to the wing of said building to provide Court Rooms and office space, provided that a competent registered Architect in the State of Delaware shall certify to the. Levy Court that in his opinion the amount required to be paid under said contract and the terms of said contract are fair and reasonable and are the most favorable amount and terms which the Levy Court might expect to obtain for said construction under the circumstances.

Approved June 13, 1961.