SECTION 1. Chapter 30B of the General Laws is amended by striking out in Section 4 in paragraphs (a) and (b) and inserting in place thereof the following sections:-
(a) Except as permitted pursuant to this section and section 7, for the procurement of a supply or service in the amount of $10,000 or greater, but not more than $50,000, a procurement officer shall seek written quotations from no fewer than 3 persons customarily providing the supply or service. The procurement officer shall record: (1) the names and addresses of all person from whom quotations were sought, (2) the purchase description used for the procurement, (3) the names of the persons submitting quotations and (4) the date and amount of each quotation. Such information shall be retained in the file required pursuant to section 3. A governmental body may require that any procurement in an amount of not more than $50,000 be subject to the provisions of section 5 or section 6.
(b) The procurement officer shall award the contract to the responsible person offering the needed quality of supply or service at the lowest quotation unless the procurement officer elected to procure the supply or service subject to section 6. If the supply or service was procured subject to section 6, the procurement officer shall award the contract pursuant to section 6 subsection (g).
SECTION 2. Section 6 of said Chapter 30B is hereby amended in paragraph (a) by inserting after the word “$50,000” the following words: “except as permitted pursuant to section 4 subsection (a),”
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