Citations Affected: IC 36-1-12-3.
Synopsis: Public work projects. Authorizes a political subdivision, a
board of aviation commissioners, or a municipal or county hospital to
perform a public work project by means of its own workforce, without
awarding a contract, if the cost of the project is estimated to be less
Effective: July 1, 2008.
January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government and
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
materials by the supplier of the materials, the project is considered to
be a public work project and subject to this chapter. However, an
annual contract may be awarded for equipment rental and materials to
be installed or applied during a calendar or fiscal year if the proposed
project or projects are described in the bid specifications.
(c) A board of aviation commissioners or an airport authority board may purchase or lease materials in the manner provided in IC 5-22 and perform any public work by means of its own workforce and owned or leased equipment, in the construction, maintenance, and repair of any airport roadway, runway, taxiway, or aircraft parking apron whenever the cost of that public work project is estimated to be less than
hundred thousand dollars ($50,000). ($200,000).
(d) Municipal and county hospitals must comply with this chapter for all contracts for public work that are financed in whole or in part with cumulative building fund revenue, as provided in section 1(c) of this chapter. However, if the cost of the public work is estimated to be less than
fifty two hundred thousand dollars ($50,000), ($200,000), as
reflected in the board minutes, the hospital board may have the public
work done without receiving bids, by purchasing the materials and
performing the work by means of its own workforce and owned or
(e) If a public works project involves a structure, an improvement, or a facility under the control of a department (as defined in IC 4-3-19-2(2)), the department may not artificially divide the project to bring any part of the project under this section.