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A Proclamation by the Governor, declaring that he has filed certain Bills in the office
W.M. STANLEY RAY,
To create the Department of Public Printing and Binding, to carry out the provisions of Section twelve, Article three, of the Constitution, in relation to the public printing and binding, and the supply of paper and other materials therefor. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That on the fourth Tuesday of February, one thousand nine hundred and five, and on the fourth Tuesday of February of every fourth year thereafter, the Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding, hereinafter provided for, shall receive proposals for executing the public printing and binding for the term of four years from the first day of July following, at the rates specified in this act, or at a certain rate per centum below the rates specified in this act; and the said Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding shall, at twelve o’clock M. of the said day, open all proposals received, in the presence of those bidding, and shall proceed publicly to allot all the printing and binding aforesaid to the person or persons who may propose to execute the same at the highest rate per centum below the rates fixed by the schedule annexed to this act, the allotment to be approved by the Governor, Auditor-General and State Treasurer, and to be of no validity unless approved by them. Each bidder shall accompany his or their proposals with a bond to the Commonwealth, with at least two sufficient sureties, in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, conditioned for the acceptance of the contract and faithful performance of the work in the manner provided for in this act, if allotted to him or
Proposals for executing public printing and binding.
Bonds of bidders.