§5-6-7. Contracts with commission to be secured by bond; competitive bids required for certain contracts.
The commission shall construct a project pursuant to a contract or contracts. Every such contract shall be secured by a bond meeting the requirements of section thirty-nine, article two, chapter thirty-eight of this code.

No contract or contracts for the construction, remodeling, renovation or repair of any building or buildings or any approaches, structures or facilities incidental thereto, or for the equipping and furnishing of any building or buildings, when the anticipated expenditure therefor will exceed the sum of five thousand dollars, shall be entered into except upon the basis of competitive sealed bids: Provided, That effective with the effective date of the amendments to this section, no contract or contracts for the construction, remodeling, renovation or repair of any building or buildings or any approaches, structures or facilities incidental thereto, or for the equipping and furnishing of any building or buildings, when the anticipated expenditure therefor will exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, shall be entered into except upon the basis of such bids. Such bids shall be obtained by public notice soliciting such bids published as a Class II legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code, and the publication area for such publication shall be the county in which any such contract is to be performed. The publication shall be completed at least fourteen days prior to the final date for the submission of bids. The commission may in addition to such publication also solicit sealed bids by sending requests by mail to prospective bidders. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, unless any and all bids are rejected, in which event new bids shall be sought by again publishing notice as aforesaid. Any bid, with the name of the bidder, shall be entered on a record and each record, with the successful bid indicated thereon, shall, after the award of any contract, be open to public inspection in the office of the secretary of the commission.