CHAPTER 3

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 29

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 69, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC WORK CONTRACTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §6903 (a), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new paragraph (4) to read as follows:

"(4) Where, because of changed situations, unforeseen conditions, strikes and Acts of God, change orders or extra work determined to be necessary and requested by the agency, and not specified in the agency's solicitation or advertisement for bids and in the contract as awarded, the awarding agency may issue a change order setting forth the change,

addition or extra work required to be undertaken by the contractor on a public works contract, which shall not (1) be subject to the competitive bidding requirements of

this Section, or (2) invalidate the contract, provided that such change is within the scope of the contract as set forth in the Standard Specifications, Special Provisions or similar publication of the Agency."

Section 2. Amend §6931 (a), Chapter 69, Title 29, Delaware Code by striking the period "." immediately following the word "head" as the same appears in the first sentence and inserting the following:

"and except where professional services are determined by the agency to be necessary during the course of completion of a previously awarded public works contract and the agency determines that the interest of the State would be

best served by procuring such additional or supplemental professional services from a firm already under contract for the project or public works contract for which supple-

mental or additional professional services are required, provided that such additional or supplemental professional services are within the scope of the contract".

Section 3. Amend Section 6937 (a), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by deleting the figure "5,000" and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "25,000".

Approved January 15, 1977.