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Substitute Senate Bill No. 692

Public Act No. 13-71

AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR THE AWARD OF CONTRACTS OR PURCHASE OF PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 7-148v of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

Notwithstanding the provisions of any municipal charter or any special act to the contrary, any municipality may, by ordinance, establish requirements for competitive bidding for the award of any contract or the purchase of any real or personal property by the municipality. Such ordinance may provide that, except as otherwise required by any provision of the general statutes, sealed bidding shall not be required for contracts or purchases having a value less than or equal to an amount established in the ordinance, which amount shall not be greater than [seven thousand five hundred] twenty-five thousand dollars. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to invalidate any ordinance enacted by a municipality prior to October 1, 1989. Nothing in this section and no ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall be construed to limit the ability of a municipality to enter into a contract pursuant to section 4a-53a.

Approved June 5, 2013