83.7. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of a general law or special Act, the Community and one or more of the municipalities whose territories are included in that of the Community may make a joint call for public tenders for the purpose of awarding an insurance contract or a contract for the supply of equipment or materials or the providing of services other than professional services.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, a contract for the supply of equipment includes a contract for the lease of equipment with an option to purchase.
The call for public tenders is filed by the Community in its name and the name of any municipality party to the call.
Section 83, with the exception of the last paragraph, applies to the call for public tenders, except that it is not necessary that the contract involve an expenditure of $50 000 or more.
No municipality that is party to the call for public tenders may make a call for tenders or award a contract in respect of the object of the call unless the Community decides not to give effect to the call.
The acceptance of a tender by the Community also binds every municipality party to the call towards the successful tenderer.
1984, c. 32, s. 30; 1990, c. 85, s. 35.