4. The Director shall have the supervision and direction of all purchases made by the departments of the Government.
In addition he shall give out the printing, bookbinding, electrotyping, stereotyping, lithographing, engraving, photographing and cinematographing work and other work of the same nature necessary for such departments.
He shall hire the material which may be needed by such departments for a limited time.
He shall enter into, for such departments, contracts for advertizing and subscriptions for the newspapers, reviews and other publications.
The cost of purchases, works, rentals, contracts and subscriptions shall be charged to a suitable appropriation of the department concerned.
R. S. 1964, c. 18, s. 4; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.