Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 42C of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:-
Following final approval of such plans and specifications, the director shall advertise in the central register published by the secretary of state pursuant to section twenty of chapter nine and in such other publications as the deputy commissioner shall direct, for applications to bid on or proposals for the performance of the work on the project; except that the deputy commissioner may direct that the purchase of any materials, original equipment or original furnishings for the project shall be made under the provisions of sections twenty-two to twenty-six, inclusive. Subject to the prior approval of the deputy commissioner and the applicable provisions of sections forty-four A to forty-four L, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and forty-nine he shall award the contract or contracts for such work to the lowest responsible and eligible bidder; but no such contract on behalf of the commonwealth shall be awarded by him for a sum in excess of the amount which the comptroller shall certify to be available therefor. If the director shall knowingly award a contract in violation of any provisions of this section, he may be removed from office by the governor.
Each contract for the construction of a capital facility project shall provide that not less than one percent, nor more than one hundred thousand dollars of the cost of said capital facility project, whichever is the lesser amount, shall be expended for art at said capital facility projects; provided, however, that this paragraph shall not be applicable to any capital facility project for the construction of any detention center, jail, house of correction, or prison or for any appurtenant buildings or structures which are required to be constructed as integral parts of any sewer, water, or highway systems.