The Clerk's Office provides a fair and competitive process for the acquisition of goods and services for Niles Township. This office processes all bids and requests for proposals. The Illinois Township Code, 60 ILCS 1/85-30, requires any purchase by a Township for services, materials, equipment, or supplies in excess of $20,000 (other than for professional services) to be contracted by competitive bidding. Purchases of less than $20,000 are made in accordance with established procedures for smaller-dollar purchases and informal quotations. Purchases exceeding $20,000 are subject to formal bidding procedures.