In addition to another change in the bidding requirements that was made by the Illinois General Assembly during the summer of 2019, an amendment to 70 ILCS 705/11k of the Illinois Fire Protection District Act modified the publication requirements that are a part of the bidding process. Formerly, bid notices were required to be published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the district. Now, the Act has been changed to simply require publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the district. The result of this change is that a weekly newspaper can now be used to meet the publication requirement. In addition, the district must post a notice of the bid solicitation on the district’s web site if the website is maintained by a full-time employee of the district. Unless the web site is maintained by a full time employee of the district, this additional legal requirement doesn’t apply. This change is effective July 12, 2019.
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My first involement with the fire service came over thirty years ago, when I was asked to serve as a trustee for the fire protection district serving the community where I live. Since then, my practice has grown to representing numerous fire departments and ambulance services throughout central Illinois. I have lectured and written extensively on legal issues involving the fire service, and taught classes on fire science law at our local community college. Prepared by John T. Brady Law Office of John T. Brady Chase Bank Building, Suite 1928 411 Hamilton Boulevard Peoria, Illinois 61602 View all posts by John T. Brady