CHAPTER 17

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 23

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE TOWN OF FRANKFORD'S CHARTER.

(Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Chapter 401, Volume 62, Laws of Delaware, being entitled "An Act to Reincorporate the Town of Frankford" by deleting Section 26, Contracts, and substituting in lieu thereof, as follows:

"Section 26. Contracts, Bidding, and Awards.

(a) All expenditures for supplies, materials, equipment, construction and labor of public improvements or contractual services involving more than Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) shall be by public competitive bidding. The Town Manager shall be required to advertise for bids, in the manner as may be prescribed by ordinance for all such public competitive bidding. If the Town Council shall determine not to adopt such an ordinance, the procurement of material and the provision of labor shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware applicable to State agencies. All such contracts shall be approved by the Council before becoming effective and shall be protected by such bonds, penalties and conditions as the Town may require.

(b) All contracts involving professional services, such as accounting, architecture, auditing, engineering, law, planning and surveying, need not be on a bid basis but may be negotiated by the Town Manager or the Council. The Town Manager shall advertise the intention to negotiate for such professional service prior to making any contract in excess of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500)."

Approved May 04, 2011