As used in this chapter unless the context requires otherwise or it is otherwise provided:
“Correctional services” means the following functions, services and activities when provided within a juvenile correctional facility or otherwise:
“Juvenile correction facility” or “center” or “facility” means any institution operated by or under the authority of the Department and shall include, whether obtained by purchase, lease, lease/purchase, construction, reconstruction, restoration, improvement, alteration, repair or other means, any physical betterment or improvement related to the housing of juveniles or any preliminary plans, studies or surveys relative thereto; land or rights to land; and any furnishings, machines, vehicles, apparatus, or equipment for use in connection with any juvenile correctional facility.”Contractor” means any entity entering into or offering or proposing to enter into a contractual agreement to provide any juvenile correctional facility for or correctional services to juveniles under the custody of the Commonwealth.
1996, cc. 795, 942.