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     2-16-7.   Specifications, advertising and award of contract for publication. Notwithstanding chapters 5-18A and 5-18D, the South Dakota Code Commission may draft specifications for material authorized for publication by § 2-16-6 and advertise for and accept bids from editorial, printing, and publishing companies for production of all material authorized by this chapter. The advertisement for bids shall be published twice in at least three newspapers of general circulation in different parts of the state, and in such additional manner as the commission may determine. The terms and conditions of the bids shall be prescribed by the commission. Each contract shall be awarded to the lowest bidder which, in the opinion of the commission, is the best bid consistent with the quality of editorial services, printing, paper, binding, expeditious service and the best interests of the state. If the contract for editorial services is separate from the contract for printing, the specifications shall be drawn in such a manner as not to exclude South Dakota printing firms.

Source: SL 1966, ch 239, § 4 (1); SL 1988, ch 24, § 5; SL 2011, ch 2, § 110.

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