Bill Text: IL HB2878 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly | Enrolled

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Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Creates a bid preference for firms that employ former coal mine employees. Makes changes in provisions concerning single prime procurement methods; the Illinois business bid preference; the veteran bid preferences; small business set-aside reporting; the award of contracts to not-for-profit agencies for persons with significant disabilities; the duration of contracts; public education programming; the application of the Code to public institutions of higher education; and not-for-profit agencies for persons with significant disabilities. Adds provisions concerning software licensing contracts. Amends the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. Authorizes chief procurement officers to approve the award of a contract on a non-competitive basis to a not-for-profit agency for persons with significant disabilities. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Makes changes in provisions concerning facility leases. Creates the Reimagining Hotel Florence Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Department of Natural Resources on behalf of the State may, pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process governed by the Illinois Procurement Code and rules adopted under that Code and the Act, enter into a public-private agreement to develop, finance, construct, lease, manage, or operate the Hotel Florence on behalf of the State. Provides for home rule preemption. Amends the Business Corporation Act of 1983. Adds provisions concerning contractor diversity reporting. Amends the State Fair Act. Exempts from the requirements of the Illinois Procurement Code procurement expenditures necessary to provide artistic or musical services, performances, events, or productions under the Act at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Amends the Transportation Sustainability Act. Specifies that the State's solicitations for the procurement of freight, small package delivery, and other cargo shipping and transportation services shall be subject to the Illinois Procurement Code or the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act (rather than only the Illinois Procurement Code). Amends the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act. Replaces references to "transportation agency" with "responsible public entity". Defines "responsible public entity". Makes changes concerning public construction bonding requirements. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2024.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-3)

Status: (Passed) 2023-12-08 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0570 [HB2878 Detail]

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1 AN ACT concerning finance.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4
ARTICLE 5. FORMER COAL MINE EMPLOYEE PREFERENCE
5 Section 5-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
6adding Section 45-110 as follows:
7 (30 ILCS 500/45-110 new)
8 Sec. 45-110. Former coal mining employees.
9 (a) In this Section:
10 "Abandoned mined land reclamation project" means
11construction or construction-related professional services
12that are used for reclamation projects awarded by the
13Department of Natural Resources under the Abandoned Mined
14Lands and Water Reclamation Act.
15 "Former coal mine employee" means an individual previously
16employed in any capacity by a coal mining company that engaged
17in the extraction of coal deposits or an individual previously
18employed in any capacity by a coal-fired power plant.
19 (b) In awarding contracts for Abandoned Mined Land
20Reclamation Projects with a total value of more than $100,000,
21preference shall be given to an otherwise qualified bidder
22who:

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1 (1) provides proof that at least 2 current employees
2 of the bidder are former coal mine employees and that all
3 such declared former coal mine employees in the bid shall
4 be used in the fulfillment of an awarded Abandoned Mined
5 Land Reclamation Project; or
6 (2) commits to employing at least 2 former coal mine
7 employees hired in fulfillment of the Abandoned Mined Land
8 Reclamation Project. Under this paragraph (2), the bidder
9 shall provide proof that at least 2 former coal mine
10 employees have been hired within 60 days after the start
11 of construction, and the bidder shall declare that the
12 former coal mine employees, after being hired, shall be
13 used in the fulfillment of an awarded Abandoned Mined Land
14 Reclamation Project.
15 When the Department of Natural Resources is to award a
16contract to the lowest responsible bidder, an otherwise
17qualified bidder who will fulfill the contract through the use
18of former coal mine employees may be given preference over
19other bidders unable to do so, if the bid is not more than 2%
20greater than the low bid.
21 (c) This Section does not apply to any contract for any
22project for which federal funds are available for expenditure
23when its provisions may be in conflict with federal law or
24federal regulation.
25
ARTICLE 10. SINGLE PRIME PROCUREMENT

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1 Section 10-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
2changing Sections 1-15.93, 30-30, 33-5, and 45-105 as follows:
3 (30 ILCS 500/1-15.93)
4 (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
5 Sec. 1-15.93. Single prime. "Single prime" means the
6design-bid-build procurement delivery method for a building
7construction project in which the Capital Development Board or
8a public institution of higher education, as defined in
9Section 1-13 of this Code, is the construction agency
10procuring 2 or more subdivisions of work enumerated in
11paragraphs (1) through (5) of subsection (a) of Section 30-30
12of this Code under a single contract. The provisions of this
13Section are inoperative for public institutions of higher
14education on and after January 1, 2026. This Section is
15repealed on January 1, 2026.
16(Source: P.A. 101-369, eff. 12-15-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20;
17102-671, eff. 11-30-21; 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23.)
18 (30 ILCS 500/30-30)
19 Sec. 30-30. Design-bid-build construction.
20 (a) The provisions of this subsection are operative
21through December 31, 2025.
22 Except as provided in subsection (a-5), for building
23construction contracts in excess of $250,000, separate

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1specifications may be prepared for all equipment, labor, and
2materials in connection with the following 5 subdivisions of
3the work to be performed:
4 (1) plumbing;
5 (2) heating, piping, refrigeration, and automatic
6 temperature control systems, including the testing and
7 balancing of those systems;
8 (3) ventilating and distribution systems for
9 conditioned air, including the testing and balancing of
10 those systems;
11 (4) electric wiring; and
12 (5) general contract work.
13 Except as provided in subsection (a-5), the specifications
14may be so drawn as to permit separate and independent bidding
15upon each of the 5 subdivisions of work. All contracts awarded
16for any part thereof may award the 5 subdivisions of work
17separately to responsible and reliable persons, firms, or
18corporations engaged in these classes of work. The contracts,
19at the discretion of the construction agency, may be assigned
20to the successful bidder on the general contract work or to the
21successful bidder on the subdivision of work designated by the
22construction agency before the bidding as the prime
23subdivision of work, provided that all payments will be made
24directly to the contractors for the 5 subdivisions of work
25upon compliance with the conditions of the contract.
26 For Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act

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1of the 101st General Assembly and through December 31, 2025,
2for single prime projects: (i) the bid of the successful low
3bidder shall identify the name of the subcontractor, if any,
4and the bid proposal costs for each of the 5 subdivisions of
5work set forth in this Section; (ii) the contract entered into
6with the successful bidder shall provide that no identified
7subcontractor may be terminated without the written consent of
8the Capital Development Board; (iii) the contract shall comply
9with the disadvantaged business practices of the Business
10Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
11Disabilities Act and the equal employment practices of Section
122-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act; and (iv) the Capital
13Development Board shall submit an annual report to the General
14Assembly and Governor on the bidding, award, and performance
15of all single prime projects.
16 Until December 31, 2023, for For building construction
17projects with a total construction cost valued at $5,000,000
18or less, the Capital Development Board shall not use the
19single prime procurement delivery method for more than 50% of
20the total number of projects bid for each fiscal year. Until
21December 31, 2023, any Any project with a total construction
22cost valued greater than $5,000,000 may be bid using single
23prime at the discretion of the Executive Director of the
24Capital Development Board.
25 For contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2024,
26the Capital Development Board shall determine whether the

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1single prime procurement delivery method is to be pursued.
2Before electing to use single prime on a project, the Capital
3Development Board must make a written determination that must
4include a description as to the particular advantages of the
5single prime procurement method for that project and an
6evaluation of the items in paragraphs (1) through (4). The
7chief procurement officer must review the Capital Development
8Board's determination and consider the adequacy of information
9in paragraphs (1) through (4) to determine whether the Capital
10Development Board may proceed with single prime. Approval by
11the chief procurement officer shall not be unreasonably
12withheld. The following factors must be considered by the
13chief procurement officer in any determination:
14 (1) The benefit that using the single prime
15 procurement method will have on the Capital Development
16 Board's ability to increase participation of
17 minority-owned firms, woman-owned firms, firms owned by
18 persons with a disability, and veteran-owned firms.
19 (2) The likelihood that single prime will be in the
20 best interest of the State by providing a material savings
21 of time or cost over the multiple prime delivery system.
22 The best interest of the State justification must show the
23 specific benefits of using the single prime method,
24 including documentation of the estimates or scheduling
25 impacts of any of the following: project complexity and
26 trade coordination required, length of project,

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1 availability of skilled workforce, geographic area,
2 project timelines, project budget, ability to secure
3 minority, women, persons with disabilities and veteran
4 participation, or other information.
5 (3) The type and size of the project and its
6 suitability to the single prime procurement method.
7 (4) Whether the project will comply with the
8 underrepresented business and equal employment practices
9 of the State, as established in the Business Enterprise
10 for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act,
11 Section 45-57 of this Code, and Section 2-105 of the
12 Illinois Human Rights Act.
13 If the chief procurement officer finds that the Capital
14Development Board's written determination is insufficient, the
15Capital Development Board shall have the opportunity to cure
16its determination. Within 15 days of receiving approval from
17the chief procurement officer, the Capital Development Board
18shall provide an advisory copy of the written determination to
19the Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and
20Inclusion. The Capital Development Board must maintain the
21full record of determination for 5 years.
22 (a-5) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory
23Act of the 102nd General Assembly and through December 31,
242025, for single prime projects in which a public institution
25of higher education is a construction agency awarding building
26construction contracts in excess of $250,000, separate

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1specifications may be prepared for all equipment, labor, and
2materials in connection with the 5 subdivisions of work
3enumerated in subsection (a). Any public institution of higher
4education contract awarded for any part thereof may award 2 or
5more of the 5 subdivisions of work together or separately to
6responsible and reliable persons, firms, or corporations
7engaged in these classes of work if: (i) the public
8institution of higher education has submitted to the
9Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and
10Inclusion a written notice that includes the reasons for using
11the single prime method and an explanation of why the use of
12that method is in the best interest of the State and arranges
13to have the notice posted on the institution's online
14procurement webpage and its online procurement bulletin at
15least 3 business days following submission to the Procurement
16Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion; (ii)
17the successful low bidder has prequalified with the public
18institution of higher education; (iii) the bid of the
19successful low bidder identifies the name of the
20subcontractor, if any, and the bid proposal costs for each of
21the 5 subdivisions of work set forth in subsection (a); (iv)
22the contract entered into with the successful bidder provides
23that no identified subcontractor may be terminated without the
24written consent of the public institution of higher education;
25and (v) the successful low bidder has prequalified with the
26University of Illinois or with the Capital Development Board.

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1 For building construction projects with a total
2construction cost valued at $20,000,000 or less, public
3institutions of higher education shall not use the single
4prime delivery method for more than 50% of the total number of
5projects bid for each fiscal year. Projects with a total
6construction cost valued at $20,000,000 or more may be bid
7using the single prime delivery method at the discretion of
8the public institution of higher education. With respect to
9any construction project described in this subsection (a-5),
10the public institution of higher education shall: (i) specify
11in writing as a public record that the project shall comply
12with the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and
13Persons with Disabilities Act and the equal employment
14practices of Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act;
15and (ii) report annually to the Governor, General Assembly,
16Procurement Policy Board, and Auditor General on the bidding,
17award, and performance of all single prime projects. On and
18after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd
19General Assembly, the public institution of higher education
20may award in each fiscal year single prime contracts with an
21aggregate total value of no more than $100,000,000. The Board
22of Trustees of the University of Illinois may award in each
23fiscal year single prime contracts with an aggregate total
24value of not more than $300,000,000.
25 (b) For public institutions of higher education, the The
26provisions of this subsection are operative on and after

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1January 1, 2026. For building construction contracts in excess
2of $250,000, separate specifications shall be prepared for all
3equipment, labor, and materials in connection with the
4following 5 subdivisions of the work to be performed:
5 (1) plumbing;
6 (2) heating, piping, refrigeration, and automatic
7 temperature control systems, including the testing and
8 balancing of those systems;
9 (3) ventilating and distribution systems for
10 conditioned air, including the testing and balancing of
11 those systems;
12 (4) electric wiring; and
13 (5) general contract work.
14 The specifications must be so drawn as to permit separate
15and independent bidding upon each of the 5 subdivisions of
16work. All contracts awarded for any part thereof shall award
17the 5 subdivisions of work separately to responsible and
18reliable persons, firms, or corporations engaged in these
19classes of work. The contracts, at the discretion of the
20construction agency, may be assigned to the successful bidder
21on the general contract work or to the successful bidder on the
22subdivision of work designated by the construction agency
23before the bidding as the prime subdivision of work, provided
24that all payments will be made directly to the contractors for
25the 5 subdivisions of work upon compliance with the conditions
26of the contract.

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1(Source: P.A. 101-369, eff. 12-15-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20;
2102-671, eff. 11-30-21; 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23.)
3 (30 ILCS 500/33-5)
4 Sec. 33-5. Definitions. In this Article:
5 "Construction management services" includes:
6 (1) services provided in the planning and
7 pre-construction phases of a construction project
8 including, but not limited to, consulting with, advising,
9 assisting, and making recommendations to the Board and
10 architect, engineer, or licensed land surveyor on all
11 aspects of planning for project construction; reviewing
12 all plans and specifications as they are being developed
13 and making recommendations with respect to construction
14 feasibility, availability of material and labor, time
15 requirements for procurement and construction, and
16 projected costs; making, reviewing, and refining budget
17 estimates based on the Board's program and other available
18 information; making recommendations to the Board and the
19 architect or engineer regarding the division of work in
20 the plans and specifications to facilitate the bidding and
21 awarding of contracts; soliciting the interest of capable
22 contractors and taking bids on the project; analyzing the
23 bids received; and preparing and maintaining a progress
24 schedule during the design phase of the project and
25 preparation of a proposed construction schedule; and

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1 (2) services provided in the construction phase of the
2 project including, but not limited to, maintaining
3 competent supervisory staff to coordinate and provide
4 general direction of the work and progress of the
5 contractors on the project; directing the work as it is
6 being performed for general conformance with working
7 drawings and specifications; establishing procedures for
8 coordinating among the Board, architect or engineer,
9 contractors, and construction manager with respect to all
10 aspects of the project and implementing those procedures;
11 maintaining job site records and making appropriate
12 progress reports; implementing labor policy in conformance
13 with the requirements of the public owner; reviewing the
14 safety and equal opportunity programs of each contractor
15 for conformance with the public owner's policy and making
16 recommendations; reviewing and processing all applications
17 for payment by involved contractors and material suppliers
18 in accordance with the terms of the contract; making
19 recommendations and processing requests for changes in the
20 work and maintaining records of change orders; scheduling
21 and conducting job meetings to ensure orderly progress of
22 the work; developing and monitoring a project progress
23 schedule, coordinating and expediting the work of all
24 contractors and providing periodic status reports to the
25 owner and the architect or engineer; and establishing and
26 maintaining a cost control system and conducting meetings

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1 to review costs.
2 "Construction manager" means any individual, sole
3proprietorship, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal
4entity providing construction management services for the
5Board and prequalified by the State in accordance with 30 ILCS
6500/33-10.
7 "Board" means the Capital Development Board or, to the
8extent that the services are to be procured by for a public
9institution of higher education, the public institution of
10higher education.
11(Source: P.A. 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23.)
12 (30 ILCS 500/45-105)
13 Sec. 45-105. Bid preference for Illinois businesses.
14 (a) (Blank). For the purposes of this Section:
15 "Illinois business" means a contractor that: (i) is
16headquartered in Illinois and providing, at the time that an
17invitation for a bid or notice of contract opportunity is
18first advertised, construction or construction-related
19professional services for Illinois-based projects; (ii)
20conducts meaningful day-to-day business operations at a
21facility in Illinois that is the place of employment for the
22majority of its regular, full-time workforce; (iii) holds all
23appropriate State licenses; and (iv) is subject to applicable
24State taxes. "Illinois business" does not include any
25subcontractors.

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1 "Illinois-based project" means an individual project of
2construction and other construction-related services for a
3construction agency that will result in the conduct of
4business within the State or the employment of individuals
5within the State.
6 (b) It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the
7State of Illinois to promote the economy of Illinois through
8the use of Illinois businesses for all State construction
9contracts.
10 (c) Construction agencies procuring construction and
11construction-related professional services shall make
12reasonable efforts to contract with Illinois businesses.
13 (d) Beginning in 2022, each construction agency shall
14submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly by
15September 1 of each year that identifies the Illinois
16businesses procured by the construction agency, the primary
17location of the construction project, the percentage of the
18construction agency's utilization of Illinois businesses on
19the project as a whole, and the actions that the construction
20agency has undertaken to increase the use of Illinois
21businesses.
22 (e) In procuring construction and construction-related
23professional services for projects with a total value that
24exceeds the small purchase maximum established by Section
2520-20 of this Code with a total construction cost of more than
26$100,000, construction agencies shall provide a bid preference

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1to a responsive and responsible bidder that is an Illinois
2business as defined in this Section. The construction agency
3shall allocate to the lowest bid by an Illinois business that
4is responsible and responsive any responsible bidder that is
5an Illinois business a bid preference of 4% of the contract
6base bid. This subsection applies only to projects where a
7business that is not an Illinois business submits a bid.
8 (f) This Section does not apply to any contract for any
9project for which federal funds are available for expenditure
10when its provisions may be in conflict with federal law or
11federal regulation.
12 (g) As used in this Section, "Illinois business" means a
13contractor that is operating and headquartered in Illinois and
14providing, at the time that an invitation for a bid or notice
15of contract opportunity is first advertised, construction or
16construction-related professional services, and is operating
17as:
18 (1) a sole proprietor whose primary residence is in
19 Illinois;
20 (2) a business incorporated or organized as a domestic
21 corporation under the Business Corporation Act of 1983;
22 (3) a business organized as a domestic partnership
23 under the Uniform Partnership Act of 1997;
24 (4) a business organized as a domestic limited
25 partnership under the Uniform Limited Partnership Act of
26 2001;

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1 (5) a business organized under the Limited Liability
2 Company Act; or
3 (6) a business organized under the Professional
4 Limited Liability Company Act.
5 "Illinois business" does not include any subcontractors.
6(Source: P.A. 102-721, eff. 1-1-23.)
7
ARTICLE 15. AWARD TO NOT-FOR-PROFIT AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH
8
SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES
9 Section 15-5. The Governmental Joint Purchasing Act is
10amended by changing Section 4.05 as follows:
11 (30 ILCS 525/4.05)
12 Sec. 4.05. Other methods of joint purchases.
13 (a) It may be determined that it is impractical to obtain
14competition because either (i) there is only one
15economically-feasible source for the item, or (ii) there is a
16threat to public health or public safety, or when immediate
17expenditure is necessary either to prevent or minimize serious
18disruption in critical State services that affect health,
19safety, or collection of substantial State revenues, or to
20ensure the integrity of State records, or (iii) it is in the
21best interest of the State to award a contract to a qualified
22not-for-profit agency for persons with significant
23disabilities under Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement

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1Code.
2 (b) When the State of Illinois is a party to the joint
3purchase agreement, the applicable chief procurement officer
4shall make a determination regarding whether (i) whether there
5is only one economically feasible source for the item, or (ii)
6whether that there exists a threat to public health or public
7safety or that immediate expenditure is necessary to prevent
8or minimize serious disruption in critical State services, or
9(iii) whether the contract is eligible to be awarded to a
10not-for-profit agency for persons with significant
11disabilities under Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement
12Code.
13 (c) When there is only one economically feasible source
14for the item, the chief procurement officer may authorize a
15sole economically-feasible source contract. When there exists
16a threat to public health or public safety or when immediate
17expenditure is necessary to prevent or minimize serious
18disruption in critical State services, the chief procurement
19officer may authorize an emergency procurement without
20competitive sealed bidding or competitive sealed proposals or
21prior notice. When an agency requests to award a contract to a
22not-for-profit agency for persons with significant
23disabilities under Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement
24Code, the chief procurement officer may authorize the award.
25 (d) All joint purchases made pursuant to this Section
26shall follow the same procedures for sole source contracts in

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1the Illinois Procurement Code when the chief procurement
2officer determines there is only one economically-feasible
3source for the item. All joint purchases made pursuant to this
4Section shall follow the same procedures for emergency
5purchases in the Illinois Procurement Code when the chief
6procurement officer determines immediate expenditure is
7necessary to prevent or minimize serious disruption in
8critical State services that affect health, safety, or
9collection of substantial State revenues, or to ensure the
10integrity of State records. All joint purchases made under
11this Section shall follow the same procedures for
12not-for-profit agencies for persons with significant
13disabilities under Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement
14Code when the chief procurement officer determines that it is
15in the best interest of the State.
16 (e) Each chief procurement officer shall submit to the
17General Assembly by November 1 of each year a report of
18procurements made under this Section.
19(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)
20
ARTICLE 20. VETERANS PREFERENCES
21 Section 20-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
22changing Section 45-57 as follows:
23 (30 ILCS 500/45-57)

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1 Sec. 45-57. Veterans.
2 (a) Set-aside goal. It is the goal of the State to promote
3and encourage the continued economic development of small
4businesses owned and controlled by qualified veterans and that
5qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
6(referred to as SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses
7(referred to as VOSB) participate in the State's procurement
8process as both prime contractors and subcontractors. Not less
9than 3% of the total dollar amount of State contracts, as
10defined by the Commission on Equity and Inclusion, shall be
11established as a goal to be awarded to SDVOSB and VOSB. That
12portion of a contract under which the contractor subcontracts
13with a SDVOSB or VOSB may be counted toward the goal of this
14subsection. The Commission on Equity and Inclusion shall adopt
15rules to implement compliance with this subsection by all
16State agencies.
17 (b) Fiscal year reports. By each November 1, each chief
18procurement officer shall report to the Commission on Equity
19and Inclusion on all of the following for the immediately
20preceding fiscal year, and by each March 1 the Commission on
21Equity and Inclusion shall compile and report that information
22to the General Assembly:
23 (1) The total number of VOSB, and the number of
24 SDVOSB, who submitted bids for contracts under this Code.
25 (2) The total number of VOSB, and the number of
26 SDVOSB, who entered into contracts with the State under

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1 this Code and the total value of those contracts.
2 (b-5) The Commission on Equity and Inclusion shall submit
3an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly that
4shall include the following:
5 (1) a year-by-year comparison of the number of
6 certifications the State has issued to veteran-owned small
7 businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small
8 businesses;
9 (2) the obstacles, if any, the Commission on Equity
10 and Inclusion faces when certifying veteran-owned
11 businesses and possible rules or changes to rules to
12 address those issues;
13 (3) a year-by-year comparison of awarded contracts to
14 certified veteran-owned small businesses and
15 service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses; and
16 (4) any other information that the Commission on
17 Equity and Inclusion deems necessary to assist
18 veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled
19 veteran-owned small businesses to become certified with
20 the State.
21 The Commission on Equity and Inclusion shall conduct a
22minimum of 2 outreach events per year to ensure that
23veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled
24veteran-owned small businesses know about the procurement
25opportunities and certification requirements with the State.
26The Commission on Equity and Inclusion may receive

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1appropriations for outreach.
2 (c) Yearly review and recommendations. Each year, each
3chief procurement officer shall review the progress of all
4State agencies under its jurisdiction in meeting the goal
5described in subsection (a), with input from statewide
6veterans' service organizations and from the business
7community, including businesses owned by qualified veterans,
8and shall make recommendations to be included in the
9Commission on Equity and Inclusion's report to the General
10Assembly regarding continuation, increases, or decreases of
11the percentage goal. The recommendations shall be based upon
12the number of businesses that are owned by qualified veterans
13and on the continued need to encourage and promote businesses
14owned by qualified veterans.
15 (d) Governor's recommendations. To assist the State in
16reaching the goal described in subsection (a), the Governor
17shall recommend to the General Assembly changes in programs to
18assist businesses owned by qualified veterans.
19 (e) Definitions. As used in this Section:
20 "Armed forces of the United States" means the United
21States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or
22service in active duty as defined under 38 U.S.C. Section 101.
23Service in the Merchant Marine that constitutes active duty
24under Section 401 of federal Public Act 95-202 shall also be
25considered service in the armed forces for purposes of this
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1 "Certification" means a determination made by the Illinois
2Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Commission on Equity
3and Inclusion that a business entity is a qualified
4service-disabled veteran-owned small business or a qualified
5veteran-owned small business for whatever purpose. A SDVOSB or
6VOSB owned and controlled by women, minorities, or persons
7with disabilities, as those terms are defined in Section 2 of
8the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons
9with Disabilities Act, may also select and designate whether
10that business is to be certified as a "women-owned business",
11"minority-owned business", or "business owned by a person with
12a disability", as defined in Section 2 of the Business
13Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
14Disabilities Act.
15 "Control" means the exclusive, ultimate, majority, or sole
16control of the business, including but not limited to capital
17investment and all other financial matters, property,
18acquisitions, contract negotiations, legal matters,
19officer-director-employee selection and comprehensive hiring,
20operation responsibilities, cost-control matters, income and
21dividend matters, financial transactions, and rights of other
22shareholders or joint partners. Control shall be real,
23substantial, and continuing, not pro forma. Control shall
24include the power to direct or cause the direction of the
25management and policies of the business and to make the
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1management, and operations. Control shall be exemplified by
2possessing the requisite knowledge and expertise to run the
3particular business, and control shall not include simple
4majority or absentee ownership.
5 "Qualified service-disabled veteran" means a veteran who
6has been found to have 10% or more service-connected
7disability by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
8or the United States Department of Defense.
9 "Qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small business"
10or "SDVOSB" means a small business (i) that is at least 51%
11owned by one or more qualified service-disabled veterans
12living in Illinois or, in the case of a corporation, at least
1351% of the stock of which is owned by one or more qualified
14service-disabled veterans living in Illinois; (ii) that has
15its home office in Illinois; and (iii) for which items (i) and
16(ii) are factually verified annually by the Commission on
17Equity and Inclusion.
18 "Qualified veteran-owned small business" or "VOSB" means a
19small business (i) that is at least 51% owned by one or more
20qualified veterans living in Illinois or, in the case of a
21corporation, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one
22or more qualified veterans living in Illinois; (ii) that has
23its home office in Illinois; and (iii) for which items (i) and
24(ii) are factually verified annually by the Commission on
25Equity and Inclusion.
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1in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air
2service as described in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
3 "Small business" means a business that has annual gross
4sales of less than $150,000,000 $75,000,000 as evidenced by
5the federal income tax return of the business. A firm with
6gross sales in excess of this cap may apply to the Commission
7on Equity and Inclusion for certification for a particular
8contract if the firm can demonstrate that the contract would
9have significant impact on SDVOSB or VOSB as suppliers or
10subcontractors or in employment of veterans or
11service-disabled veterans.
12 "State agency" has the meaning provided in Section
131-15.100 of this Code.
14 "Time of hostilities with a foreign country" means any
15period of time in the past, present, or future during which a
16declaration of war by the United States Congress has been or is
17in effect or during which an emergency condition has been or is
18in effect that is recognized by the issuance of a Presidential
19proclamation or a Presidential executive order and in which
20the armed forces expeditionary medal or other campaign service
21medals are awarded according to Presidential executive order.
22 "Veteran" means a person who (i) has been a member of the
23armed forces of the United States or, while a citizen of the
24United States, was a member of the armed forces of allies of
25the United States in time of hostilities with a foreign
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1conditions: (a) the veteran served a total of at least 6
2months; (b) the veteran served for the duration of hostilities
3regardless of the length of the engagement; (c) the veteran
4was discharged on the basis of hardship; or (d) the veteran was
5released from active duty because of a service connected
6disability and was discharged under honorable conditions.
7 (f) Certification program. The Illinois Department of
8Veterans' Affairs and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion
9shall work together to devise a certification procedure to
10assure that businesses taking advantage of this Section are
11legitimately classified as qualified service-disabled
12veteran-owned small businesses or qualified veteran-owned
13small businesses.
14 The Commission on Equity and Inclusion shall:
15 (1) compile and maintain a comprehensive list of
16 certified veteran-owned small businesses and
17 service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses;
18 (2) assist veteran-owned small businesses and
19 service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses in
20 complying with the procedures for bidding on State
21 contracts;
22 (3) provide training for State agencies regarding the
23 goal setting process and compliance with veteran-owned
24 small business and service-disabled veteran-owned small
25 business goals; and
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1 Commission on Equity and Inclusion's website for the
2 purpose of completing and submitting veteran-owned small
3 business and service-disabled veteran-owned small business
4 certificates.
5 The Commission on Equity and Inclusion, in consultation
6with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, may develop programs
7and agreements to encourage cities, counties, towns,
8townships, and other certifying entities to adopt uniform
9certification procedures and certification recognition
10programs.
11 (f-5) A business shall be certified by the Commission on
12Equity and Inclusion as a service-disabled veteran-owned small
13business or a veteran-owned small business for purposes of
14this Section if the Commission on Equity and Inclusion
15determines that the business has been certified as a
16service-disabled veteran-owned small business or a
17veteran-owned small business by the Vets First Verification
18Program of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs,
19and the business has provided to the Commission on Equity and
20Inclusion the following:
21 (1) documentation showing certification as a
22 service-disabled veteran-owned small business or a
23 veteran-owned small business by the Vets First
24 Verification Program of the United States Department of
25 Veterans Affairs;
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1 Illinois; and
2 (3) proof that the qualified veterans or qualified
3 service-disabled veterans live in the State of Illinois.
4 The policies of the Commission on Equity and Inclusion
5regarding recognition of the Vets First Verification Program
6of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs shall be
7reviewed annually by the Commission on Equity and Inclusion,
8and recognition of service-disabled veteran-owned small
9businesses and veteran-owned small businesses certified by the
10Vets First Verification Program of the United States
11Department of Veterans Affairs may be discontinued by the
12Commission on Equity and Inclusion by rule upon a finding that
13the certification standards of the Vets First Verification
14Program of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs do
15not meet the certification requirements established by the
16Commission on Equity and Inclusion.
17 (g) Penalties.
18 (1) Administrative penalties. The chief procurement
19 officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall suspend
20 any person who commits a violation of Section 17-10.3 or
21 subsection (d) of Section 33E-6 of the Criminal Code of
22 2012 relating to this Section from bidding on, or
23 participating as a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier
24 in, any State contract or project for a period of not less
25 than 3 years, and, if the person is certified as a
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1 veteran-owned small business, then the Commission on
2 Equity and Inclusion shall revoke the business's
3 certification for a period of not less than 3 years. An
4 additional or subsequent violation shall extend the
5 periods of suspension and revocation for a period of not
6 less than 5 years. The suspension and revocation shall
7 apply to the principals of the business and any subsequent
8 business formed or financed by, or affiliated with, those
9 principals.
10 (2) Reports of violations. Each State agency shall
11 report any alleged violation of Section 17-10.3 or
12 subsection (d) of Section 33E-6 of the Criminal Code of
13 2012 relating to this Section to the chief procurement
14 officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20. The chief
15 procurement officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20
16 shall subsequently report all such alleged violations to
17 the Attorney General, who shall determine whether to bring
18 a civil action against any person for the violation.
19 (3) List of suspended persons. The chief procurement
20 officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall monitor
21 the status of all reported violations of Section 17-10.3
22 or subsection (d) of Section 33E-6 of the Criminal Code of
23 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to this Section
24 and shall maintain and make available to all State
25 agencies a central listing of all persons that committed
26 violations resulting in suspension.

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1 (4) Use of suspended persons. During the period of a
2 person's suspension under paragraph (1) of this
3 subsection, a State agency shall not enter into any
4 contract with that person or with any contractor using the
5 services of that person as a subcontractor.
6 (5) Duty to check list. Each State agency shall check
7 the central listing provided by the chief procurement
8 officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 under
9 paragraph (3) of this subsection to verify that a person
10 being awarded a contract by that State agency, or to be
11 used as a subcontractor or supplier on a contract being
12 awarded by that State agency, is not under suspension
13 pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection.
14 (h) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act
15of the 102nd General Assembly, all powers, duties, rights, and
16responsibilities of the Department of Central Management
17Services with respect to the requirements of this Section are
18transferred to the Commission on Equity and Inclusion.
19 All books, records, papers, documents, property (real and
20personal), contracts, causes of action, and pending business
21pertaining to the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities
22transferred by this amendatory Act from the Department of
23Central Management Services to the Commission on Equity and
24Inclusion, including, but not limited to, material in
25electronic or magnetic format and necessary computer hardware
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1and Inclusion.
2 The powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities
3transferred from the Department of Central Management Services
4by this amendatory Act shall be vested in and shall be
5exercised by the Commission on Equity and Inclusion.
6 Whenever reports or notices are now required to be made or
7given or papers or documents furnished or served by any person
8to or upon the Department of Central Management Services in
9connection with any of the powers, duties, rights, and
10responsibilities transferred by this amendatory Act, the same
11shall be made, given, furnished, or served in the same manner
12to or upon the Commission on Equity and Inclusion.
13 This amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly does not
14affect any act done, ratified, or canceled or any right
15occurring or established or any action or proceeding had or
16commenced in an administrative, civil, or criminal cause by
17the Department of Central Management Services before this
18amendatory Act takes effect; such actions or proceedings may
19be prosecuted and continued by the Commission on Equity and
20Inclusion.
21 Any rules of the Department of Central Management Services
22that relate to its powers, duties, rights, and
23responsibilities under this Section and are in full force on
24the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
25Assembly shall become the rules of the Commission on Equity
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1legality of any such rules in the Illinois Administrative
2Code. Any proposed rules filed with the Secretary of State by
3the Department of Central Management Services that are pending
4in the rulemaking process on the effective date of this
5amendatory Act and pertain to the powers, duties, rights, and
6responsibilities transferred, shall be deemed to have been
7filed by the Commission on Equity and Inclusion. As soon as
8practicable hereafter, the Commission on Equity and Inclusion
9shall revise and clarify the rules transferred to it under
10this amendatory Act to reflect the reorganization of powers,
11duties, rights, and responsibilities affected by this
12amendatory Act, using the procedures for recodification of
13rules available under the Illinois Administrative Procedure
14Act, except that existing title, part, and section numbering
15for the affected rules may be retained. The Commission on
16Equity and Inclusion may propose and adopt under the Illinois
17Administrative Procedure Act such other rules of the
18Department of Central Management Services that will now be
19administered by the Commission on Equity and Inclusion.
20(Source: P.A. 102-166, eff. 7-26-21; 102-671, eff. 11-30-21.)
21
ARTICLE 25. SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE REPORTING
22 Section 25-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
23changing Section 45-45 as follows:

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1 (30 ILCS 500/45-45)
2 Sec. 45-45. Small businesses.
3 (a) Set-asides. Each chief procurement officer has
4authority to designate as small business set-asides a fair
5proportion of construction, supply, and service contracts for
6award to small businesses in Illinois. Advertisements for bids
7or offers for those contracts shall specify designation as
8small business set-asides. In awarding the contracts, only
9bids or offers from qualified small businesses shall be
10considered.
11 (b) Small business. "Small business" means a business that
12is independently owned and operated and that is not dominant
13in its field of operation. The chief procurement officer shall
14establish a detailed definition by rule, using in addition to
15the foregoing criteria other criteria, including the number of
16employees and the dollar volume of business. When computing
17the size status of a potential contractor, annual sales and
18receipts of the potential contractor and all of its affiliates
19shall be included. The maximum number of employees and the
20maximum dollar volume that a small business may have under the
21rules promulgated by the chief procurement officer may vary
22from industry to industry to the extent necessary to reflect
23differing characteristics of those industries, subject to the
24following limitations:
25 (1) No wholesale business is a small business if its
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1 exceed $13,000,000.
2 (2) No retail business or business selling services is
3 a small business if its annual sales and receipts exceed
4 $8,000,000.
5 (3) No manufacturing business is a small business if
6 it employs more than 250 persons.
7 (4) No construction business is a small business if
8 its annual sales and receipts exceed $14,000,000.
9 (c) Fair proportion. For the purpose of subsection (a),
10for State agencies of the executive branch, a fair proportion
11of construction contracts shall be no less than 25% nor more
12than 40% of the annual total contracts for construction.
13 (d) Withdrawal of designation. A small business set-aside
14designation may be withdrawn by the purchasing agency when
15deemed in the best interests of the State. Upon withdrawal,
16all bids or offers shall be rejected, and the bidders or
17offerors shall be notified of the reason for rejection. The
18contract shall then be awarded in accordance with this Code
19without the designation of small business set-aside. Each
20chief procurement officer shall make the annual report
21available on his or her official website. Each chief
22procurement officer shall also issue a press release in
23conjunction with the small business annual report that
24includes an executive summary of the annual report and a link
25to the annual report on the chief procurement officer's
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1 (e) Small business specialist. Each chief procurement
2officer shall designate one or more individuals to serve as
3its small business specialist. The small business specialists
4shall collectively work together to accomplish the following
5duties:
6 (1) Compiling and maintaining a comprehensive list of
7 potential small contractors. In this duty, he or she shall
8 cooperate with the Federal Small Business Administration
9 in locating potential sources for various products and
10 services.
11 (2) Assisting small businesses in complying with the
12 procedures for bidding on State contracts.
13 (3) Examining requests from State agencies for the
14 purchase of property or services to help determine which
15 invitations to bid are to be designated small business
16 set-asides.
17 (4) Making recommendations to the chief procurement
18 officer for the simplification of specifications and terms
19 in order to increase the opportunities for small business
20 participation.
21 (5) Assisting in investigations by purchasing agencies
22 to determine the responsibility of bidders or offerors on
23 small business set-asides.
24 (f) Small business annual report. Each small business
25specialist designated under subsection (e) shall annually
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1concerning the awarding of contracts to small businesses. The
2report shall include the total value of awards made in the
3preceding fiscal year under the designation of small business
4set-aside. The report shall also include the total value of
5awards made to businesses owned by minorities, women, and
6persons with disabilities, as defined in the Business
7Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
8Disabilities Act, in the preceding fiscal year under the
9designation of small business set-aside.
10 The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly
11shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report as required
12by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
13(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17;
14100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)
15 Section 25-10. The Business Enterprise for Minorities,
16Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act is amended by
17changing Section 8f as follows:
18 (30 ILCS 575/8f)
19 (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2024)
20 Sec. 8f. Annual report. The Council shall file no later
21than March 1 of each year, an annual report that shall detail
22the level of achievement toward the goals specified in this
23Act over the 3 most recent fiscal years. The annual report
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1 (1) a summary detailing expenditures subject to the
2 goals, the actual goals specified, and the goals attained
3 by each State agency and public institution of higher
4 education;
5 (2) a summary of the number of contracts awarded and
6 the average contract amount by each State agency and
7 public institution of higher education;
8 (3) an analysis of the level of overall goal
9 achievement concerning purchases from minority-owned
10 businesses, women-owned businesses, and businesses owned
11 by persons with disabilities;
12 (4) an analysis of the number of businesses owned by
13 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities that are
14 certified under the program as well as the number of those
15 businesses that received State procurement contracts; and
16 (5) a summary of the number of contracts awarded to
17 businesses with annual gross sales of less than
18 $1,000,000; of $1,000,000 or more, but less than
19 $5,000,000; of $5,000,000 or more, but less than
20 $10,000,000; and of $10,000,000 or more.
21 The Council shall make the annual report available on its
22official website. The Council shall also issue a press release
23in conjunction with the annual report that includes an
24executive summary of the annual report and a link to the annual
25report on its official website.
26(Source: P.A. 99-462, eff. 8-25-15; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17.)

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1
ARTICLE 35. CMS FACILITY LEASES
2 Section 35-5. The Department of Central Management
3Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
4amended by changing Section 405-300 as follows:
5 (20 ILCS 405/405-300) (was 20 ILCS 405/67.02)
6 Sec. 405-300. Lease or purchase of facilities; training
7programs.
8 (a) To lease or purchase office and storage space,
9buildings, land, and other facilities for all State agencies,
10authorities, boards, commissions, departments, institutions,
11and bodies politic and all other administrative units or
12outgrowths of the executive branch of State government except
13the Constitutional officers, the State Board of Education and
14the State colleges and universities and their governing
15bodies. However, before leasing or purchasing any office or
16storage space, buildings, land or other facilities in any
17municipality the Department shall survey the existing
18State-owned and State-leased property to make a determination
19of need.
20 The leases shall be for a term not to exceed 5 years,
21except that the leases may contain a renewal clause subject to
22acceptance by the State after that date or an option to
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1(i) may provide for the title to the property to transfer
2immediately to the State or a trustee or nominee for the
3benefit of the State, (ii) shall provide for the consideration
4to be paid in installments to be made at stated intervals
5during a certain term not to exceed 30 years from the date of
6the contract, and (iii) may provide for the payment of
7interest on the unpaid balance at a rate that does not exceed a
8rate determined by adding 3 percentage points to the annual
9yield on United States Treasury obligations of comparable
10maturity as most recently published in the Wall Street Journal
11at the time such contract is signed. The leases and purchase
12contracts shall be and shall recite that they are subject to
13termination and cancellation in any year for which the General
14Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent or
15purchase installments payable under the terms of the lease or
16purchase contract. Additionally, the purchase contract shall
17specify that title to the office and storage space, buildings,
18land, and other facilities being acquired under the contract
19shall revert to the Seller in the event of the failure of the
20General Assembly to appropriate suitable funds. However, this
21limitation on the term of the leases does not apply to leases
22to and with the Illinois Building Authority, as provided for
23in the Building Authority Act. Leases to and with that
24Authority may be entered into for a term not to exceed 30 years
25and shall be and shall recite that they are subject to
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1Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent
2payable under the terms of the lease. These limitations do not
3apply if the lease or purchase contract contains a provision
4limiting the liability for the payment of the rentals or
5installments thereof solely to funds received from the Federal
6government.
7 (b) To lease from an airport authority office, aircraft
8hangar, and service buildings constructed upon a public
9airport under the Airport Authorities Act for the use and
10occupancy of the State Department of Transportation. The lease
11may be entered into for a term not to exceed 30 years.
12 (c) To establish training programs for teaching State
13leasing procedures and practices to new employees of the
14Department and to keep all employees of the Department
15informed about current leasing practices and developments in
16the real estate industry.
17 (d) To enter into an agreement with a municipality or
18county to construct, remodel, or convert a structure for the
19purposes of its serving as a correctional institution or
20facility pursuant to paragraph (c) of Section 3-2-2 of the
21Unified Code of Corrections.
22 (e) To enter into an agreement with a private individual,
23trust, partnership, or corporation or a municipality or other
24unit of local government, when authorized to do so by the
25Department of Corrections, whereby that individual, trust,
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1local government will construct, remodel, or convert a
2structure for the purposes of its serving as a correctional
3institution or facility and then lease the structure to the
4Department for the use of the Department of Corrections. A
5lease entered into pursuant to the authority granted in this
6subsection shall be for a term not to exceed 30 years but may
7grant to the State the option to purchase the structure
8outright.
9 The leases shall be and shall recite that they are subject
10to termination and cancellation in any year for which the
11General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the
12rent payable under the terms of the lease.
13 (f) On and after September 17, 1983, the powers granted to
14the Department under this Section shall be exercised
15exclusively by the Department, and no other State agency may
16concurrently exercise any such power unless specifically
17authorized otherwise by a later enacted law. This subsection
18is not intended to impair any contract existing as of
19September 17, 1983.
20 However, no lease for more than 10,000 square feet of
21space shall be executed unless the Director, in consultation
22with the Executive Director of the Capital Development Board,
23has certified that leasing is in the best interest of the
24State, considering programmatic requirements, availability of
25vacant State-owned space, the cost-benefits of purchasing or
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1determine. The Director shall not permit multiple leases for
2less than 10,000 square feet to be executed in order to evade
3this provision.
4 (g) To develop and implement, in cooperation with the
5Interagency Energy Conservation Committee, a system for
6evaluating energy consumption in facilities leased by the
7Department, and to develop energy consumption standards for
8use in evaluating prospective lease sites.
9 (h) (1) After June 1, 1998 (the effective date of Public
10 Act 90-520), the Department shall not enter into an
11 agreement for the installment purchase or lease purchase
12 of buildings, land, or facilities unless:
13 (A) the using agency certifies to the Department
14 that the agency reasonably expects that the building,
15 land, or facilities being considered for purchase will
16 meet a permanent space need;
17 (B) the building or facilities will be
18 substantially occupied by State agencies after
19 purchase (or after acceptance in the case of a build to
20 suit);
21 (C) the building or facilities shall be in new or
22 like new condition and have a remaining economic life
23 exceeding the term of the contract;
24 (D) no structural or other major building
25 component or system has a remaining economic life of
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1 (E) the building, land, or facilities:
2 (i) is free of any identifiable environmental
3 hazard or
4 (ii) is subject to a management plan, provided
5 by the seller and acceptable to the State, to
6 address the known environmental hazard;
7 (F) the building, land, or facilities satisfy
8 applicable accessibility and applicable building
9 codes; and
10 (G) the State's cost to lease purchase or
11 installment purchase the building, land, or facilities
12 is less than the cost to lease space of comparable
13 quality, size, and location over the lease purchase or
14 installment purchase term.
15 (2) The Department shall establish the methodology for
16 comparing lease costs to the costs of installment or lease
17 purchases. The cost comparison shall take into account all
18 relevant cost factors, including, but not limited to, debt
19 service, operating and maintenance costs, insurance and
20 risk costs, real estate taxes, reserves for replacement
21 and repairs, security costs, and utilities. The
22 methodology shall also provide:
23 (A) that the comparison will be made using level
24 payment plans; and
25 (B) that a purchase price must not exceed the fair
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1 that the purchase price must be substantiated by an
2 appraisal or by a competitive selection process.
3 (3) If the Department intends to enter into an
4 installment purchase or lease purchase agreement for
5 buildings, land, or facilities under circumstances that do
6 not satisfy the conditions specified by this Section, it
7 must issue a notice to the Secretary of the Senate and the
8 Clerk of the House. The notice shall contain (i) specific
9 details of the State's proposed purchase, including the
10 amounts, purposes, and financing terms; (ii) a specific
11 description of how the proposed purchase varies from the
12 procedures set forth in this Section; and (iii) a specific
13 justification, signed by the Director, stating why it is
14 in the State's best interests to proceed with the
15 purchase. The Department may not proceed with such an
16 installment purchase or lease purchase agreement if,
17 within 60 calendar days after delivery of the notice, the
18 General Assembly, by joint resolution, disapproves the
19 transaction. Delivery may take place on a day and at an
20 hour when the Senate and House are not in session so long
21 as the offices of Secretary and Clerk are open to receive
22 the notice. In determining the 60-day period within which
23 the General Assembly must act, the day on which delivery
24 is made to the Senate and House shall not be counted. If
25 delivery of the notice to the 2 houses occurs on different
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1 the later delivery.
2 (4) On or before February 15 of each year, the
3 Department shall submit an annual report to the Director
4 of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the
5 General Assembly regarding installment purchases or lease
6 purchases of buildings, land, or facilities that were
7 entered into during the preceding calendar year. The
8 report shall include a summary statement of the aggregate
9 amount of the State's obligations under those purchases;
10 specific details pertaining to each purchase, including
11 the amounts, purposes, and financing terms and payment
12 schedule for each purchase; and any other matter that the
13 Department deems advisable. The report shall also contain
14 an analysis of all leases that meet both of the following
15 criteria: (1) the lease contains a purchase option clause;
16 and (2) the third full year of the lease has been
17 completed. That analysis shall include, without
18 limitation, a recommendation of whether it is in the
19 State's best interest to exercise the purchase option or
20 to seek to renew the lease without exercising the clause.
21 The requirement for reporting shall be satisfied by
22 filing copies of the report with each of the following:
23 (1) the Auditor General; (2) the Chairs of the
24 Appropriations Committees; (3) the General Assembly and
25 the Commission on Government Forecasting and
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1 Assembly Organizations Act; and (4) the State Government
2 Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is
3 required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State
4 Library Act.
5(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-1109, eff. 1-1-19;
6100-1148, eff. 12-10-18.)
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ARTICLE 40. DISABILITY-SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
8 Section 40-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
9changing Section 45-35 as follows:
10 (30 ILCS 500/45-35)
11 Sec. 45-35. Not-for-profit agencies for persons with
12significant disabilities.
13 (a) Qualification. Supplies and services may be procured
14without advertising or calling for bids from any qualified
15not-for-profit agency for persons with significant
16disabilities that:
17 (1) complies with Illinois laws governing private
18 not-for-profit organizations;
19 (2) provides for payment of a wage for contractual
20 services under this Section that is no less than the
21 applicable local or Illinois minimum wage, whichever is
22 higher, for all employees performing work on the contract,
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1 is certified as a work center by the Wage and Hour Division
2 of the United States Department of Labor or is an
3 accredited vocational program that provides transition
4 services to youth between the ages of 14 1/2 and 22 in
5 accordance with individualized education plans under
6 Section 14-8.03 of the School Code and that provides
7 residential services at a child care institution, as
8 defined under Section 2.06 of the Child Care Act of 1969,
9 or at a group home, as defined under Section 2.16 of the
10 Child Care Act of 1969; and
11 (3) is (A) a disability-serving organization that is
12 accredited by a nationally-recognized accrediting
13 organization or licensed by the Department of Human
14 Services or (B) a Center for Independent Living. certified
15 as a developmental training provider by the Department of
16 Human Services.
17 (b) Participation. To participate, the not-for-profit
18agency must have indicated an interest in providing the
19supplies and services, must meet the specifications and needs
20of the using agency, and must set a fair and reasonable price.
21 (c) Committee. There is created within the Department of
22Central Management Services a committee to facilitate the
23purchase of products and services from not-for-profit agencies
24that provide employment opportunities to persons with physical
25disabilities, intellectual or developmental disabilities,
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1is called the State Use Committee. The State Use Committee
2shall consist of the Director of the Department of Central
3Management Services or his or her designee, the Secretary of
4the Department of Human Services or his or her designee, the
5Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her
6designee, one public member representing private business who
7is knowledgeable of the employment needs and concerns of
8persons with developmental disabilities, one public member
9representing private business who is knowledgeable of the
10needs and concerns of rehabilitation facilities, one public
11member who is knowledgeable of the employment needs and
12concerns of persons with developmental disabilities, one
13public member who is knowledgeable of the needs and concerns
14of rehabilitation facilities, 2 members who have a disability,
152 public members from a statewide association that represents
16community-based rehabilitation facilities serving or
17supporting individuals with intellectual or developmental
18disabilities, and one public member from a disability-focused
19statewide advocacy group, all appointed by the Governor. The
20public members shall serve 2 year terms, commencing upon
21appointment and every 2 years thereafter. A public member may
22be reappointed, and vacancies shall be filled by appointment
23for the completion of the term. In the event there is a vacancy
24on the State Use Committee, the Governor must make an
25appointment to fill that vacancy within 30 calendar days after
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1compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses at a rate
2equal to that of State employees on a per diem basis by the
3Department of Central Management Services. All members shall
4be entitled to vote on issues before the State Use Committee.
5 The State Use Committee shall have the following powers
6and duties:
7 (1) To request from any State agency information as to
8 product specification and service requirements in order to
9 carry out its purpose.
10 (2) To meet quarterly or more often as necessary to
11 carry out its purposes.
12 (3) To request a quarterly report from each
13 participating qualified not-for-profit agency for persons
14 with significant disabilities describing the volume of
15 sales for each product or service sold under this Section.
16 (4) To prepare a report for the Governor and General
17 Assembly no later than December 31 of each year. The
18 requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be
19 satisfied by following the procedures set forth in Section
20 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
21 (5) To prepare a publication that lists all supplies
22 and services currently available from any qualified
23 not-for-profit agency for persons with significant
24 disabilities. This list and any revisions shall be
25 distributed to all purchasing agencies.
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1 provided by qualified not-for-profit agencies for persons
2 with significant disabilities and discourage unnecessary
3 duplication or competition among not-for-profit agencies.
4 (7) To develop guidelines to be followed by qualifying
5 agencies for participation under the provisions of this
6 Section. Guidelines shall include a list of national
7 accrediting organizations which satisfy the requirements
8 of item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section. The
9 guidelines shall be developed within 6 months after the
10 effective date of this Code and made available on a
11 nondiscriminatory basis to all qualifying agencies. The
12 new guidelines required under this item (7) by Public Act
13 100-203 shall be developed within 6 months after August
14 18, 2017 (the effective date of Public Act 100-203) and
15 made available on a non-discriminatory basis to all
16 qualifying not-for-profit agencies.
17 (8) To review all pricing submitted under the
18 provisions of this Section and may approve a proposed
19 agreement for supplies or services where the price
20 submitted is fair and reasonable. Review of pricing under
21 this paragraph may include, but is not limited to:
22 (A) Amounts private businesses would pay for
23 similar products or services.
24 (B) Amounts the federal government would pay
25 contractors for similar products or services.
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1 products or services.
2 (D) The actual cost of manufacturing the product
3 or performing a service at a community rehabilitation
4 program offering employment services on or off
5 premises to persons with disabilities or mental
6 illnesses, with adequate consideration given to legal
7 and moral imperatives to pay workers with disabilities
8 equitable wages.
9 (E) The usual, customary, and reasonable costs of
10 manufacturing, marketing, and distribution.
11 (9) To, not less than every 3 years, adopt a strategic
12 plan for increasing the number of products and services
13 purchased from qualified not-for-profit agencies for
14 persons with disabilities or mental illnesses, including
15 the feasibility of developing mandatory set-aside
16 contracts.
17 (c-5) Conditions for Use. Each chief procurement officer
18shall, in consultation with the State Use Committee, determine
19which articles, materials, services, food stuffs, and supplies
20that are produced, manufactured, or provided by persons with
21significant disabilities in qualified not-for-profit agencies
22shall be given preference by purchasing agencies procuring
23those items.
24 (d) (Blank).
25 (e) Subcontracts. Subcontracts shall be permitted for
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1this subsection (e), "subcontract" means any acquisition from
2another source of supplies, not including raw materials, or
3services required by a qualified not-for-profit agency to
4provide the supplies or services that are the subject of the
5contract between the State and the qualified not-for-profit
6agency.
7 The State Use Committee shall develop guidelines to be
8followed by qualified not-for-profit agencies when seeking and
9establishing subcontracts with other persons or not-for-profit
10agencies in order to fulfill State contract requirements.
11These guidelines shall include the following:
12 (i) The State Use Committee must approve all
13 subcontracts and substantive amendments to subcontracts
14 prior to execution or amendment of the subcontract.
15 (ii) A qualified not-for-profit agency shall not enter
16 into a subcontract, or any combination of subcontracts, to
17 fulfill an entire requirement, contract, or order without
18 written State Use Committee approval.
19 (iii) A qualified not-for-profit agency shall make
20 reasonable efforts to utilize subcontracts with other
21 not-for-profit agencies for persons with significant
22 disabilities.
23 (iv) For any subcontract not currently performed by a
24 qualified not-for-profit agency, the primary qualified
25 not-for-profit agency must provide to the State Use
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1 why the subcontract is not performed by a qualified
2 not-for-profit agency, and (B) a written plan to transfer
3 the subcontract to a qualified not-for-profit agency, as
4 reasonable.
5(Source: P.A. 102-343, eff. 8-13-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)
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ARTICLE 45. REIMAGINING HOTEL FLORENCE ACT
7 Section 45-1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
8Reimagining Hotel Florence Act. References in this Article to
9"this Act" mean this Article.
10 Section 45-5. Legislative intent. Originally built in
111881, the Hotel Florence is located within the Pullman
12Historic District and was placed on the National Register of
13Historic Places in 1969 and was designated a National Historic
14Landmark on December 30, 1970. To save it from demolition the
15Historic Pullman Foundation purchased the hotel in 1975 and
16maintained ownership until 1991 when the State of Illinois
17took title of the building. The Hotel Florence is continually
18closed for renovations and is a semi-closed public space.
19 The hotel sits next to the Pullman National Historic
20Landmark District, which was designated as a National Monument
21in 2015 and recently redesignated as Illinois's first National
22Park on December 29, 2022 and is operated by the U.S. National
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1Service to enter into cooperative agreements with outside
2parties for interpretive and educational programs at
3nonfederal historic properties within the boundaries of the
4park and to provide assistance for the preservation of
5nonfederal land within the boundaries of the historical park
6and at sites in close proximity to it, which may include the
7Hotel Florence.
8 The General Assembly has allocated $21,000,000 in capital
9infrastructure funds to aid in the redevelopment of the Hotel
10Florence.
11 The General Assembly finds that allowing for the
12Department of Natural Resources to enter into a public-private
13partnership that will allow the Hotel Florence to become a
14fully reactivated space in a timely manner that is in the
15public benefit of the State and the local Pullman community.
16 Section 45-10. Definitions. In this Act:
17 "Agreement" means a public-private agreement.
18 "Contractor" means a person that has been selected to
19enter or has entered into a public-private agreement with the
20Department on behalf of the State for the development,
21financing, construction, management, or operation of the Hotel
22Florence pursuant to this Act.
23 "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
24 "Hotel Florence" means real property in City of Chicago
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1the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and was acquired
2in 1991, at the address of 11111 S. Forrestville Avenue,
3Chicago, Illinois, as well as the adjacent Hotel Florence
4Annex building located at 537 East 111th Street, Chicago,
5Illinois 60628 and any associated grounds connected to either
6property.
7 "Maintain" or "maintenance" includes ordinary maintenance,
8repair, rehabilitation, capital maintenance, maintenance
9replacement, and any other categories of maintenance that may
10be designated by the Department.
11 "Offeror" means a person that responds to a request for
12proposals under this Act.
13 "Operate" or "operation" means to do one or more of the
14following: maintain, improve, equip, modify, or otherwise
15operate.
16 "Person" means any individual, firm, association, joint
17venture, partnership, estate, trust, syndicate, fiduciary,
18corporation, or any other legal entity, group, or combination
19thereof.
20 "Public-private agreement" means an agreement or contract
21between the Department on behalf of the State and all
22schedules, exhibits, and attachments thereto, entered into
23pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process
24governed by this Act, for the development, financing,
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1 "Revenues" means all revenues, including, but not limited
2to, income, user fees, earnings, interest, lease payments,
3allocations, moneys from the federal government, the State,
4and units of local government, including, but not limited to,
5federal, State, and local appropriations, grants, loans, lines
6of credit, and credit guarantees; bond proceeds; equity
7investments; service payments; or other receipts arising out
8of or in connection with the financing, development,
9construction, management, or operation of the Hotel Florence.
10 "State" means the State of Illinois.
11 Section 45-15. Authority to enter public-private
12agreement.
13 (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
14the Department on behalf of the State may, pursuant to a
15competitive request for proposals process governed by the
16Illinois Procurement Code, rules adopted under that Code, and
17this Act, enter into a public-private agreement to develop,
18finance, construct, lease, manage, or operate the Hotel
19Florence on behalf of the State, pursuant to which the
20contractors may receive certain revenues, including management
21or user fees in consideration of the payment of moneys to the
22State for that right.
23 (b) The term of a public-private agreement shall be no
24less than 25 years and no more than 75 years.
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1extended, but only if the extension is specifically authorized
2by the General Assembly by law.
3 Section 45-20. Procurement; prequalification. The
4Department may establish a process for prequalification of
5offerors. If the Department does create such a process, it
6shall:
7 (1) provide a public notice of the prequalification at
8 least 30 days prior to the date on which applications are
9 due;
10 (2) set forth requirements and evaluation criteria in
11 order to become prequalified;
12 (3) determine which offerors that have submitted
13 prequalification applications, if any, meet the
14 requirements and evaluation criteria; and
15 (4) allow only those offerors that have been
16 prequalified to respond to the request for proposals.
17 Section 45-25. Request for proposals process to enter into
18public-private agreement.
19 (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
20the Department on behalf of the State shall select a
21contractor through a competitive request for proposals process
22governed by the Illinois Procurement Code and rules adopted
23under that Code and this Act.
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1at a minimum, solicit statements of qualification and
2proposals from offerors.
3 (c) The competitive request for proposals process shall,
4at a minimum, take into account the following criteria:
5 (1) the offeror's plans for the Hotel Florence
6 project;
7 (2) the offeror's current and past business practices;
8 (3) the offeror's poor or inadequate past performance
9 in developing, financing, constructing, managing, or
10 operating historic landmark properties or other public
11 assets;
12 (4) the offeror's ability to meet and past performance
13 in meeting or exhausting good faith efforts to meet the
14 utilization goals for business enterprises established in
15 the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons
16 with Disabilities Act;
17 (5) the offeror's ability to comply with and past
18 performance in complying with Section 2-105 of the
19 Illinois Human Rights Act; and
20 (6) the offeror's plans to comply with the Business
21 Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
22 Disabilities Act and Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human
23 Rights Act.
24 (d) The Department shall not include terms in the request
25for proposals that provide an advantage, whether directly or
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1services, or equipment to the Department.
2 (e) The Department shall select one or more offerors as
3finalists.
4 (f) After the procedures required in this Section have
5been completed, the Department shall make a determination as
6to whether the offeror should be designated as the contractor
7for the Hotel Florence project and shall submit the decision
8to the Governor and to the Governor's Office of Management and
9Budget. After review of the Department's determination, the
10Governor may accept or reject the determination. If the
11Governor accepts the determination of the Department, the
12Governor shall designate the offeror for the Hotel Florence
13project.
14 Section 45-30. Provisions of the public-private agreement.
15 (a) The public-private agreement shall include all of the
16following:
17 (1) the term of the public-private agreement that is
18 consistent with Section 45-40;
19 (2) the powers, duties, responsibilities, obligations,
20 and functions of the Department and the contractor;
21 (3) compensation or payments to the Department, if
22 applicable;
23 (4) compensation or payments to the contractor, if
24 applicable;
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1 (A) has ready access to information regarding the
2 contractor's powers, duties, responsibilities,
3 obligations, and functions under the public-private
4 agreement;
5 (B) has the right to demand and receive
6 information from the contractor concerning any aspect
7 of the contractor's powers, duties, responsibilities,
8 obligations, and functions under the public-private
9 agreement; and
10 (C) has the authority to direct or countermand
11 decisions by the contractor at any time;
12 (6) a provision imposing an affirmative duty on the
13 contractor to provide the Department with any information
14 the contractor reasonably believes the Department would
15 want to know or would need to know to enable the Department
16 to exercise its powers, carry out its duties,
17 responsibilities, and obligations, and perform its
18 functions under this Act or the public-private agreement
19 or as otherwise required by law;
20 (7) the authority of the Department to enter into
21 contracts with third parties pursuant to Section 45-40;
22 (8) the authority of the Department to request that
23 the contractor reimburse the Department for third party
24 consultants related to the monitoring the project;
25 (9) a provision governing the contractor's authority
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1 (10) the authority of the contractor to impose user
2 fees and the amounts of those fees;
3 (11) a provision governing the deposit and allocation
4 of revenues including user fees;
5 (12) a provision governing rights to real and personal
6 property of the State, the Department, the contractor, and
7 other third parties;
8 (13) grounds for termination of the agreement by the
9 Department or the contractor and a restatement of the
10 Department's rights under this Act;
11 (14) a requirement that the contractor enter into a
12 project labor agreement;
13 (15) a provision stating that construction contractors
14 shall comply with the requirements of Section 30-22 of the
15 Illinois Procurement Code;
16 (16) rights and remedies of the Department if the
17 contractor defaults or otherwise fails to comply with the
18 terms of the agreement;
19 (17) procedures for amendment to the agreement; and
20 (18) all other terms, conditions, and provisions
21 acceptable to the Department that the Department deems
22 necessary and proper and in the public interest.
23 Section 45-35. Time limitations. The Department shall
24issue a request for proposals within 6 months after the
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1from the date of issuance of the request for proposals to
2select a contractor.
3 Section 45-40. Term of agreement; reversion of property to
4the Department.
5 (a) The Department may terminate the contractor's
6authority and duties under the public-private agreement on the
7date set forth in the public-private agreement.
8 (b) Upon termination of the public-private agreement, the
9authority and duties of the contractor under this Act cease,
10except for those duties and obligations that extend beyond the
11termination, as set forth in the public-private agreement, and
12all interests in the Hotel Florence shall revert to the
13Department.
14 Section 45-45. Prohibited local action; home rule. A unit
15of local government, including a home rule unit, may not take
16any action that would have the effect of impairing the
17public-private agreement under this Act. This Section is a
18denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under
19subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois
20Constitution.
21 Section 45-50. Powers liberally construed. The powers
22conferred by this Act shall be liberally construed in order to
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1supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law. If any
2other law or rule is inconsistent with this Act, this Act is
3controlling as to any public-private agreement entered into
4under this Act.
5 Section 45-55. Full and complete authority. This Act
6contains full and complete authority for agreements and leases
7with private entities to carry out the activities described in
8this Act. Except as otherwise required by law, no procedure,
9proceedings, publications, notices, consents, approvals,
10orders, or acts by the Department or any other State or local
11agency or official are required to enter into an agreement or
12lease.
13
ARTICLE 50. DURATION OF CONTRACTS
14 Section 50-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
15changing Section 20-60 as follows:
16 (30 ILCS 500/20-60)
17 Sec. 20-60. Duration of contracts.
18 (a) Maximum duration. A contract may be entered into for
19any period of time deemed to be in the best interests of the
20State but not exceeding 10 years inclusive, beginning January
211, 2010, of proposed contract renewals; provided, however, in
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1or bonds, the governing board of a public institution of
2higher education may enter into contracts in excess of 10
3years but not to exceed 30 years for the purpose of financing
4or refinancing real or personal property. Third parties may
5lease State-owned dark fiber networks for any period of time
6deemed to be in the best interest of the State, but not
7exceeding 20 years. The length of a lease for real property or
8capital improvements shall be in accordance with the
9provisions of Section 40-25. The length of energy conservation
10program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases shall
11be in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-45. A
12contract for bond or mortgage insurance awarded by the
13Illinois Housing Development Authority, however, may be
14entered into for any period of time less than or equal to the
15maximum period of time that the subject bond or mortgage may
16remain outstanding.
17 (b) Subject to appropriation. All contracts made or
18entered into shall recite that they are subject to termination
19and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly
20fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the
21terms of the contract.
22 (c) The chief procurement officer shall file a proposed
23extension or renewal of a contract with the Procurement Policy
24Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion prior to
25entering into any extension or renewal if the cost associated
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1Procurement Policy Board or the Commission on Equity and
2Inclusion may object to the proposed extension or renewal
3within 14 calendar days and require a hearing before the Board
4or the Commission on Equity and Inclusion prior to entering
5into the extension or renewal. If the Procurement Policy Board
6or the Commission on Equity and Inclusion does not object
7within 14 calendar days or takes affirmative action to
8recommend the extension or renewal, the chief procurement
9officer may enter into the extension or renewal of a contract.
10This subsection does not apply to any emergency procurement,
11any procurement under Article 40, or any procurement exempted
12by Section 1-10(b) of this Code. If any State agency contract
13is paid for in whole or in part with federal-aid funds, grants,
14or loans and the provisions of this subsection would result in
15the loss of those federal-aid funds, grants, or loans, then
16the contract is exempt from the provisions of this subsection
17in order to remain eligible for those federal-aid funds,
18grants, or loans, and the State agency shall file notice of
19this exemption with the Procurement Policy Board or the
20Commission on Equity and Inclusion prior to entering into the
21proposed extension or renewal. Nothing in this subsection
22permits a chief procurement officer to enter into an extension
23or renewal in violation of subsection (a). By August 1 each
24year, the Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on
25Equity and Inclusion shall each file a report with the General
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1proposed extensions or renewals that were filed and whether
2such extensions and renewals were objected to and (ii) the
3contracts exempt from this subsection.
4 (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of
5this Section, the Department of Innovation and Technology may
6enter into leases for dark fiber networks for any period of
7time deemed to be in the best interests of the State but not
8exceeding 20 years inclusive. The Department of Innovation and
9Technology may lease dark fiber networks from third parties
10only for the primary purpose of providing services (i) to the
11offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General,
12Secretary of State, Comptroller, or Treasurer and State
13agencies, as defined under Section 5-15 of the Civil
14Administrative Code of Illinois or (ii) for anchor
15institutions, as defined in Section 7 of the Illinois Century
16Network Act. Dark fiber network lease contracts shall be
17subject to all other provisions of this Code and any
18applicable rules or requirements, including, but not limited
19to, publication of lease solicitations, use of standard State
20contracting terms and conditions, and approval of vendor
21certifications and financial disclosures.
22 (e) As used in this Section, "dark fiber network" means a
23network of fiber optic cables laid but currently unused by a
24third party that the third party is leasing for use as network
25infrastructure.
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1when that vendor has failed to meet the goals agreed to in the
2vendor's utilization plan, as defined in Section 2 of the
3Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
4Disabilities Act, unless the State agency or public
5institution of higher education has determined that the vendor
6made good faith efforts toward meeting the contract goals. If
7the State agency or public institution of higher education
8determines that the vendor made good faith efforts, the agency
9or public institution of higher education may issue a waiver
10after concurrence by the chief procurement officer, which
11shall not be unreasonably withheld or impair a State agency
12determination to execute the renewal. The form and content of
13the waiver shall be prescribed by each chief procurement
14officer, but shall not impair a State agency or public
15institution of higher education determination to execute the
16renewal. The chief procurement officer shall post the
17completed form on his or her official website within 5
18business days after receipt from the State agency or public
19institution of higher education. The chief procurement officer
20shall maintain on his or her official website a database of
21waivers granted under this Section with respect to contracts
22under his or her jurisdiction. The database shall be updated
23periodically and shall be searchable by contractor name and by
24contracting State agency or public institution of higher
25education.
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1Section 5-5, eff. 7-1-21 (See Section 25 of P.A. 102-29 for
2effective date of P.A. 101-657, Article 5, Section 5-5);
3101-657, Article 40, Section 40-125, eff. 1-1-22; 102-29, eff.
46-25-21; 102-721, eff. 1-1-23.)
5
ARTICLE 55. PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMING
6 Section 55-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
7changing Section 1-10 as follows:
8 (30 ILCS 500/1-10)
9 Sec. 1-10. Application.
10 (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which
11bidders, offerors, potential contractors, or contractors were
12first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not
13be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any
14provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation
15prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in
16Article 99, including, but not limited to, any covenant
17entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar
18instruments. All procurements for which contracts are
19solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and
20July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this
21Code and its intent.
22 (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the
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1assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
2 (1) Contracts between the State and its political
3 subdivisions or other governments, or between State
4 governmental bodies, except as specifically provided in
5 this Code.
6 (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
7 Section 20-80.
8 (3) Purchase of care, except as provided in Section
9 5-30.6 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and this Section.
10 (4) Hiring of an individual as an employee and not as
11 an independent contractor, whether pursuant to an
12 employment code or policy or by contract directly with
13 that individual.
14 (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
15 (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
16 this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000
17 must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 10
18 calendar days after the deed is recorded in the county of
19 jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate
20 purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the
21 value of the contract, and the effective date of the
22 contract.
23 (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
24 litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations,
25 provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor
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1 agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor,
2 and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other
3 procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or
4 her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one
5 subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
6 (8) (Blank).
7 (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
8 Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
9 (10) (Blank).
10 (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
11 to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the
12 Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and
13 design-build agreements entered into according to the
14 procurement requirements of Section 25 of the
15 Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
16 (12) (A) Contracts for legal, financial, and other
17 professional and artistic services entered into by the
18 Illinois Finance Authority in which the State of Illinois
19 is not obligated. Such contracts shall be awarded through
20 a competitive process authorized by the members of the
21 Illinois Finance Authority and are subject to Sections
22 5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35, and 50-37 of this Code,
23 as well as the final approval by the members of the
24 Illinois Finance Authority of the terms of the contract.
25 (B) Contracts for legal and financial services entered
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1 connection with the issuance of bonds in which the State
2 of Illinois is not obligated. Such contracts shall be
3 awarded through a competitive process authorized by the
4 members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority and
5 are subject to Sections 5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35,
6 and 50-37 of this Code, as well as the final approval by
7 the members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority
8 of the terms of the contract.
9 (13) Contracts for services, commodities, and
10 equipment to support the delivery of timely forensic
11 science services in consultation with and subject to the
12 approval of the Chief Procurement Officer as provided in
13 subsection (d) of Section 5-4-3a of the Unified Code of
14 Corrections, except for the requirements of Sections
15 20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of this
16 Code; however, the Chief Procurement Officer may, in
17 writing with justification, waive any certification
18 required under Article 50 of this Code. For any contracts
19 for services which are currently provided by members of a
20 collective bargaining agreement, the applicable terms of
21 the collective bargaining agreement concerning
22 subcontracting shall be followed.
23 On and after January 1, 2019, this paragraph (13),
24 except for this sentence, is inoperative.
25 (14) Contracts for participation expenditures required
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1 an exhibitor, member, or sponsor.
2 (15) Contracts with a railroad or utility that
3 requires the State to reimburse the railroad or utilities
4 for the relocation of utilities for construction or other
5 public purpose. Contracts included within this paragraph
6 (15) shall include, but not be limited to, those
7 associated with: relocations, crossings, installations,
8 and maintenance. For the purposes of this paragraph (15),
9 "railroad" means any form of non-highway ground
10 transportation that runs on rails or electromagnetic
11 guideways and "utility" means: (1) public utilities as
12 defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act, (2)
13 telecommunications carriers as defined in Section 13-202
14 of the Public Utilities Act, (3) electric cooperatives as
15 defined in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, (4)
16 telephone or telecommunications cooperatives as defined in
17 Section 13-212 of the Public Utilities Act, (5) rural
18 water or waste water systems with 10,000 connections or
19 less, (6) a holder as defined in Section 21-201 of the
20 Public Utilities Act, and (7) municipalities owning or
21 operating utility systems consisting of public utilities
22 as that term is defined in Section 11-117-2 of the
23 Illinois Municipal Code.
24 (16) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
25 Department of Public Health to provide the delivery of
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1 Newborn Metabolic Screening Act.
2 (17) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
3 Department of Agriculture, the Department of Financial and
4 Professional Regulation, the Department of Human Services,
5 and the Department of Public Health to implement the
6 Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program and Opioid
7 Alternative Pilot Program requirements and ensure access
8 to medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical
9 conditions in accordance with the Compassionate Use of
10 Medical Cannabis Program Act.
11 (18) This Code does not apply to any procurements
12 necessary for the Department of Agriculture, the
13 Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the
14 Department of Human Services, the Department of Commerce
15 and Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Public
16 Health to implement the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act if
17 the applicable agency has made a good faith determination
18 that it is necessary and appropriate for the expenditure
19 to fall within this exemption and if the process is
20 conducted in a manner substantially in accordance with the
21 requirements of Sections 20-160, 25-60, 30-22, 50-5,
22 50-10, 50-10.5, 50-12, 50-13, 50-15, 50-20, 50-21, 50-35,
23 50-36, 50-37, 50-38, and 50-50 of this Code; however, for
24 Section 50-35, compliance applies only to contracts or
25 subcontracts over $100,000. Notice of each contract
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1 the procurement of goods and services identified in
2 paragraph (1) through (9) of this subsection shall be
3 published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 calendar
4 days after contract execution. The Chief Procurement
5 Officer shall prescribe the form and content of the
6 notice. Each agency shall provide the Chief Procurement
7 Officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content
8 prescribed by the Chief Procurement Officer, a report of
9 contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and
10 services identified in this subsection. At a minimum, this
11 report shall include the name of the contractor, a
12 description of the supply or service provided, the total
13 amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the
14 exception to this Code utilized. A copy of any or all of
15 these contracts shall be made available to the Chief
16 Procurement Officer immediately upon request. The Chief
17 Procurement Officer shall submit a report to the Governor
18 and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year
19 that includes, at a minimum, an annual summary of the
20 monthly information reported to the Chief Procurement
21 Officer. This exemption becomes inoperative 5 years after
22 June 25, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27).
23 (19) Acquisition of modifications or adjustments,
24 limited to assistive technology devices and assistive
25 technology services, adaptive equipment, repairs, and
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1 that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to
2 complete the job application process and be considered for
3 the position such qualified applicant desires, (ii) that
4 modify or adjust the work environment to enable a
5 qualified current employee with a disability to perform
6 the essential functions of the position held by that
7 employee, (iii) to enable a qualified current employee
8 with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges
9 of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated
10 employees without disabilities, and (iv) that allow a
11 customer, client, claimant, or member of the public
12 seeking State services full use and enjoyment of and
13 access to its programs, services, or benefits.
14 For purposes of this paragraph (19):
15 "Assistive technology devices" means any item, piece
16 of equipment, or product system, whether acquired
17 commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that
18 is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional
19 capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
20 "Assistive technology services" means any service that
21 directly assists an individual with a disability in
22 selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology
23 device.
24 "Qualified" has the same meaning and use as provided
25 under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when
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1 (20) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
2 Illinois Commerce Commission to hire third-party
3 facilitators pursuant to Sections 16-105.17 and 16-108.18
4 of the Public Utilities Act or an ombudsman pursuant to
5 Section 16-107.5 of the Public Utilities Act, a
6 facilitator pursuant to Section 16-105.17 of the Public
7 Utilities Act, or a grid auditor pursuant to Section
8 16-105.10 of the Public Utilities Act.
9 (21) Procurement expenditures for the purchase,
10 renewal, and expansion of software, software licenses, or
11 software maintenance agreements that support the efforts
12 of the Illinois State Police to enforce, regulate, and
13 administer the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the
14 Firearm Concealed Carry Act, the Firearms Restraining
15 Order Act, the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act,
16 the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS), the
17 Uniform Crime Reporting Act, the Criminal Identification
18 Act, the Uniform Conviction Information Act, and the Gun
19 Trafficking Information Act, or establish or maintain
20 record management systems necessary to conduct human
21 trafficking investigations or gun trafficking or other
22 stolen firearm investigations. This paragraph (21) applies
23 to contracts entered into on or after the effective date
24 of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly and
25 the renewal of contracts that are in effect on the
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1 Assembly.
2 (22) Contracts for public education programming,
3 noncommercial sustaining announcements, public service
4 announcements, and public awareness and education
5 messaging with the nonprofit trade associations of the
6 providers of those services that inform the public on
7 immediate and ongoing health and safety risks and hazards.
8 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for contracts
9with an annual value of more than $100,000 entered into on or
10after October 1, 2017 under an exemption provided in any
11paragraph of this subsection (b), except paragraph (1), (2),
12or (5), each State agency shall post to the appropriate
13procurement bulletin the name of the contractor, a description
14of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the
15contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the
16Code utilized. The chief procurement officer shall submit a
17report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than
18November 1 of each year that shall include, at a minimum, an
19annual summary of the monthly information reported to the
20chief procurement officer.
21 (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power
22procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the
23Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public
24Utilities Act.
25 (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code,
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1Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the
2procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the
3Illinois Lottery Law.
4 (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
5Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to
6assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related
7to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield
8facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power
9Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220
10of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range
11of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance
12costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the
13construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the
14full duration of construction.
15 (f) (Blank).
16 (g) (Blank).
17 (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or
18contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and
1911-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
20 (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records
21necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other
22expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this
23Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client
24privilege.
25 (j) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
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1of art as required in Section 14 of the Capital Development
2Board Act.
3 (k) This Code does not apply to the process to procure
4contracts, or contracts entered into, by the State Board of
5Elections or the State Electoral Board for hearing officers
6appointed pursuant to the Election Code.
7 (l) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the
8Illinois Student Assistance Commission to procure supplies and
9services paid for from the private funds of the Illinois
10Prepaid Tuition Fund. As used in this subsection (l), "private
11funds" means funds derived from deposits paid into the
12Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund and the earnings thereon.
13 (m) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of
14funds with which contracts are paid, including federal
15assistance moneys. Except as specifically provided in this
16Code, this Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures
17necessary for the Department of Public Health to conduct the
18Healthy Illinois Survey in accordance with Section 2310-431 of
19the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the
20Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
21(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
22101-363, eff. 8-9-19; 102-175, eff. 7-29-21; 102-483, eff
231-1-22; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-600, eff. 8-27-21; 102-662,
24eff. 9-15-21; 102-721, eff. 1-1-23; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22;
25102-1116, eff. 1-10-23.)

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1
ARTICLE 60. CONTRACTOR DIVERSITY REPORTING
2 Section 60-5. The Business Corporation Act of 1983 is
3amended by adding Section 14.40 as follows:
4 (805 ILCS 5/14.40 new)
5 Sec. 14.40. State contractors reporting.
6 (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), by June 1, 2024,
7and each June 1 thereafter, a corporation that has contracts
8with this State shall provide to the Commission on Equity and
9Inclusion a list of its professional services suppliers by
10category, including, but not limited to, legal services,
11accounting services, media placement, technology services,
12asset management, and consulting services. The list shall
13include the percentage of owners and employees in each
14category that are women or minority persons. The list required
15under this subsection (a) shall provide the required
16information for each of the classes of minority persons
17identified in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for
18Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
19 (b) Corporations that submit annual supplier diversity
20reports to the Illinois Commerce Commission in accordance with
21Section 8h of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women,
22and Persons with Disabilities Act are exempt from the
23requirements of this Section.
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1
ARTICLE 65. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF ASPIRATIONAL GOALS
2 Section 5. The Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women,
3and Persons with Disabilities Act is amended by changing
4Sections 2 and 7 as follows:
5 (30 ILCS 575/2)
6 (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2024)
7 Sec. 2. Definitions.
8 (A) For the purpose of this Act, the following terms shall
9have the following definitions:
10 (1) "Minority person" shall mean a person who is a
11 citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
12 and who is any of the following:
13 (a) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person
14 having origins in any of the original peoples of North
15 and South America, including Central America, and who
16 maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
17 (b) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
18 original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or
19 the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited
20 to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,
21 Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and
22 Vietnam).
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1 origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa).
2 (d) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban,
3 Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or
4 other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
5 (e) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
6 person having origins in any of the original peoples
7 of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
8 (2) "Woman" shall mean a person who is a citizen or
9 lawful permanent resident of the United States and who is
10 of the female gender.
11 (2.05) "Person with a disability" means a person who
12 is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States and is
13 a person qualifying as a person with a disability under
14 subdivision (2.1) of this subsection (A).
15 (2.1) "Person with a disability" means a person with a
16 severe physical or mental disability that:
17 (a) results from:
18 amputation,
19 arthritis,
20 autism,
21 blindness,
22 burn injury,
23 cancer,
24 cerebral palsy,
25 Crohn's disease,
26 cystic fibrosis,

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1 deafness,
2 head injury,
3 heart disease,
4 hemiplegia,
5 hemophilia,
6 respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction,
7 an intellectual disability,
8 mental illness,
9 multiple sclerosis,
10 muscular dystrophy,
11 musculoskeletal disorders,
12 neurological disorders, including stroke and
13 epilepsy,
14 paraplegia,
15 quadriplegia and other spinal cord conditions,
16 sickle cell anemia,
17 ulcerative colitis,
18 specific learning disabilities, or
19 end stage renal failure disease; and
20 (b) substantially limits one or more of the
21 person's major life activities.
22 Another disability or combination of disabilities may
23 also be considered as a severe disability for the purposes
24 of item (a) of this subdivision (2.1) if it is determined
25 by an evaluation of rehabilitation potential to cause a
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1 similar to the specific list of disabilities listed in
2 item (a) of this subdivision (2.1).
3 (3) "Minority-owned business" means a business which
4 is at least 51% owned by one or more minority persons, or
5 in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in
6 which is owned by one or more minority persons; and the
7 management and daily business operations of which are
8 controlled by one or more of the minority individuals who
9 own it.
10 (4) "Women-owned business" means a business which is
11 at least 51% owned by one or more women, or, in the case of
12 a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in which is owned
13 by one or more women; and the management and daily
14 business operations of which are controlled by one or more
15 of the women who own it.
16 (4.1) "Business owned by a person with a disability"
17 means a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more
18 persons with a disability and the management and daily
19 business operations of which are controlled by one or more
20 of the persons with disabilities who own it. A
21 not-for-profit agency for persons with disabilities that
22 is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal
23 Revenue Code of 1986 is also considered a "business owned
24 by a person with a disability".
25 (4.2) "Council" means the Business Enterprise Council
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1 created under Section 5 of this Act.
2 (4.3) "Commission" means, unless the context clearly
3 indicates otherwise, the Commission on Equity and
4 Inclusion created under the Commission on Equity and
5 Inclusion Act.
6 (4.4) "Certified vendor" means a minority-owned
7 business, women-owned business, or business owned by a
8 person with a disability that is certified by the Business
9 Enterprise Program.
10 (4.5) "Subcontractor" means a person or entity that
11 enters into a contractual agreement with a prime vendor to
12 provide, on behalf of the prime vendor, goods, services,
13 real property, or remuneration or other monetary
14 consideration that is the subject of the primary State
15 contract. "Subcontractor" includes a sublessee under a
16 State contract.
17 (4.6) "Prime vendor" means any person or entity having
18 a contract that is subject to this Act with a State agency
19 or public institution of higher education.
20 (5) "State contracts" means all contracts entered into
21 by the State, any agency or department thereof, or any
22 public institution of higher education, including
23 community college districts, regardless of the source of
24 the funds with which the contracts are paid, which are not
25 subject to federal reimbursement. "State contracts" does
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1 pension fund, or investment board subject to Section
2 1-109.1 of the Illinois Pension Code. This definition
3 shall control over any existing definition under this Act
4 or applicable administrative rule.
5 "State construction contracts" means all State
6 contracts entered into by a State agency or public
7 institution of higher education for the repair,
8 remodeling, renovation or construction of a building or
9 structure, or for the construction or maintenance of a
10 highway defined in Article 2 of the Illinois Highway Code.
11 (6) "State agencies" shall mean all departments,
12 officers, boards, commissions, institutions and bodies
13 politic and corporate of the State, but does not include
14 the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the
15 Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the
16 Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board
17 of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of
18 Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of
19 Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of
20 Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of
21 Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of
22 Trustees of Western Illinois University, municipalities or
23 other local governmental units, or other State
24 constitutional officers.
25 (7) "Public institutions of higher education" means
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1 Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University,
2 Governors State University, Illinois State University,
3 Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois
4 University, Western Illinois University, the public
5 community colleges of the State, and any other public
6 universities, colleges, and community colleges now or
7 hereafter established or authorized by the General
8 Assembly.
9 (8) "Certification" means a determination made by the
10 Council or by one delegated authority from the Council to
11 make certifications, or by a State agency with statutory
12 authority to make such a certification, that a business
13 entity is a business owned by a minority, woman, or person
14 with a disability for whatever purpose. A business owned
15 and controlled by women shall be certified as a
16 "woman-owned business". A business owned and controlled by
17 women who are also minorities shall be certified as both a
18 "women-owned business" and a "minority-owned business".
19 (9) "Control" means the exclusive or ultimate and sole
20 control of the business including, but not limited to,
21 capital investment and all other financial matters,
22 property, acquisitions, contract negotiations, legal
23 matters, officer-director-employee selection and
24 comprehensive hiring, operating responsibilities,
25 cost-control matters, income and dividend matters,
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1 joint partners. Control shall be real, substantial and
2 continuing, not pro forma. Control shall include the power
3 to direct or cause the direction of the management and
4 policies of the business and to make the day-to-day as
5 well as major decisions in matters of policy, management
6 and operations. Control shall be exemplified by possessing
7 the requisite knowledge and expertise to run the
8 particular business and control shall not include simple
9 majority or absentee ownership.
10 (10) "Business" means a business that has annual gross
11 sales of less than $150,000,000 as evidenced by the
12 federal income tax return of the business. A certified
13 vendor firm with gross sales in excess of this cap may
14 apply to the Council for certification for a particular
15 contract if the vendor firm can demonstrate that the
16 contract would have significant impact on businesses owned
17 by minorities, women, or persons with disabilities as
18 suppliers or subcontractors or in employment of
19 minorities, women, or persons with disabilities. Firms
20 with gross sales in excess of this cap that are granted
21 certification by the Council shall be granted
22 certification for the life of the contract, including
23 available renewals.
24 (11) "Utilization plan" means an attachment that is
25 made to a form and additional documentations included in
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1 or offeror's efforts to meet the contract-specific
2 Business Enterprise Program goal. The utilization plan
3 shall indicate whether the prime vendor intends to meet
4 the Business Enterprise Program goal through its own
5 performance, if it is a certified vendor, or through the
6 use of subcontractors that are certified vendors a
7 vendor's proposed utilization of vendors certified by the
8 Business Enterprise Program to meet the targeted goal. The
9 utilization plan shall demonstrate that the Vendor has
10 either: (1) met the entire contract goal or (2) requested
11 a full or partial waiver of the contract goal. If the prime
12 vendor intends to use a subcontractor that is a certified
13 vendor to fulfill the contract goal, a participation
14 agreement executed between the prime vendor and the
15 certified subcontractor must be included with the
16 utilization plan and made good faith efforts towards
17 meeting the goal.
18 (12) "Business Enterprise Program" means the Business
19 Enterprise Program of the Commission on Equity and
20 Inclusion.
21 (13) "Good faith effort" means actions undertaken by a
22 vendor to achieve a contract specific Business Enterprise
23 Program goal that, by scope, intensity, and
24 appropriateness to the objective, can reasonably be
25 expected to fulfill the program's requirements.
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1combination of minority persons, women, or persons with
2disabilities, even though none of the 3 classes alone holds at
3least a 51% interest, the ownership requirement for purposes
4of this Act is considered to be met. The certification
5category for the business is that of the class holding the
6largest ownership interest in the business. If 2 or more
7classes have equal ownership interests, the certification
8category shall be determined by the business.
9(Source: P.A. 101-601, eff. 1-1-20; 101-657, eff. 1-1-22;
10102-29, eff. 6-25-21; 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23.)
11 (30 ILCS 575/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.607)
12 (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2024)
13 Sec. 7. Exemptions; waivers; publication of data.
14 (1) Individual contract exemptions. The Council, at the
15written request of the affected agency, public institution of
16higher education, or recipient of a grant or loan of State
17funds of $250,000 or more complying with Section 45 of the
18State Finance Act, may permit an individual contract or
19contract package, (related contracts being bid or awarded
20simultaneously for the same project or improvements) be made
21wholly or partially exempt from State contracting goals for
22businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with
23disabilities prior to the advertisement for bids or
24solicitation of proposals whenever there has been a
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1information available at the time of the determination, that
2there is an insufficient number of businesses owned by
3minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to ensure
4adequate competition and an expectation of reasonable prices
5on bids or proposals solicited for the individual contract or
6contract package in question. Any such exemptions shall be
7given by the Council to the Bureau on Apprenticeship Programs
8and Clean Energy Jobs.
9 (a) Written request for contract exemption. A written
10 request for an individual contract exemption must include,
11 but is not limited to, the following:
12 (i) a list of eligible businesses owned by
13 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities;
14 (ii) a clear demonstration that the number of
15 eligible businesses identified in subparagraph (i)
16 above is insufficient to ensure adequate competition;
17 (iii) the difference in cost between the contract
18 proposals being offered by businesses owned by
19 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities and
20 the agency or public institution of higher education's
21 expectations of reasonable prices on bids or proposals
22 within that class; and
23 (iv) a list of eligible businesses owned by
24 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities that
25 the contractor has used in the current and prior
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1 (b) Determination. The Council's determination
2 concerning an individual contract exemption must consider,
3 at a minimum, the following:
4 (i) the justification for the requested exemption,
5 including whether diligent efforts were undertaken to
6 identify and solicit eligible businesses owned by
7 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities;
8 (ii) the total number of exemptions granted to the
9 affected agency, public institution of higher
10 education, or recipient of a grant or loan of State
11 funds of $250,000 or more complying with Section 45 of
12 the State Finance Act that have been granted by the
13 Council in the current and prior fiscal years; and
14 (iii) the percentage of contracts awarded by the
15 agency or public institution of higher education to
16 eligible businesses owned by minorities, women, and
17 persons with disabilities in the current and prior
18 fiscal years.
19 (2) Class exemptions.
20 (a) Creation. The Council, at the written request of
21 the affected agency or public institution of higher
22 education, may permit an entire class of contracts be made
23 exempt from State contracting goals for businesses owned
24 by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities
25 whenever there has been a determination, reduced to
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1 time of the determination, that there is an insufficient
2 number of qualified businesses owned by minorities, women,
3 and persons with disabilities to ensure adequate
4 competition and an expectation of reasonable prices on
5 bids or proposals within that class. Any such exemption
6 shall be given by the Council to the Bureau on
7 Apprenticeship Programs and Clean Energy Jobs.
8 (a-1) Written request for class exemption. A written
9 request for a class exemption must include, but is not
10 limited to, the following:
11 (i) a list of eligible businesses owned by
12 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities;
13 (ii) a clear demonstration that the number of
14 eligible businesses identified in subparagraph (i)
15 above is insufficient to ensure adequate competition;
16 (iii) the difference in cost between the contract
17 proposals being offered by eligible businesses owned
18 by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities
19 and the agency or public institution of higher
20 education's expectations of reasonable prices on bids
21 or proposals within that class; and
22 (iv) the number of class exemptions the affected
23 agency or public institution of higher education
24 requested in the current and prior fiscal years.
25 (a-2) Determination. The Council's determination
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1 the following:
2 (i) the justification for the requested exemption,
3 including whether diligent efforts were undertaken to
4 identify and solicit eligible businesses owned by
5 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities;
6 (ii) the total number of class exemptions granted
7 to the requesting agency or public institution of
8 higher education that have been granted by the Council
9 in the current and prior fiscal years; and
10 (iii) the percentage of contracts awarded by the
11 agency or public institution of higher education to
12 eligible businesses owned by minorities, women, and
13 persons with disabilities the current and prior fiscal
14 years.
15 (b) Limitation. Any such class exemption shall not be
16 permitted for a period of more than one year at a time.
17 (3) Waivers. Where a particular contract requires a vendor
18contractor to meet a goal established pursuant to this Act,
19the vendor contractor shall have the right to request a waiver
20from such requirements prior to the contract award. The
21Business Enterprise Program shall evaluate a vendor's request
22for a waiver based on the vendor's documented good faith
23efforts to meet the contract-specific Business Enterprise
24Program goal. The Council shall grant the waiver when the
25contractor demonstrates that there has been made a good faith
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1businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with
2disabilities. Any such waiver shall also be transmitted in
3writing to the Bureau on Apprenticeship Programs and Clean
4Energy Jobs.
5 (a) Request for waiver. A vendor's contractor's
6 request for a waiver under this subsection (3) must
7 include, but is not limited to, the following, if
8 available:
9 (i) a list of eligible businesses owned by
10 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities that
11 pertain to the the class of contracts in the requested
12 waiver that were contacted by the vendor scope of work
13 of the contract. Eligible businesses are only eligible
14 if the business is certified for the products or work
15 advertised in the solicitation or bid;
16 (ii) (blank);
17 (iia) a clear demonstration that the vendor
18 contractor selected portions of the work to be
19 performed by certified vendors to facilitate meeting
20 the contract specific goal, and that certified vendors
21 that have the capability to perform the work of the
22 contract were eligible businesses owned by minorities,
23 women, and persons with disabilities, solicited
24 through all reasonable and available means eligible
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1 (iib) documentation demonstrating that certified
2 vendors businesses owned by minorities, women, and
3 persons with disabilities are not rejected as being
4 unqualified without sound reasons based on a thorough
5 investigation of their capabilities. The certified
6 vendor's standing within its industry, membership in
7 specific groups, organizations, or associations, and
8 political or social affiliations are not legitimate
9 causes for rejecting or not contacting or negotiating
10 with a certified vendor;
11 (iic) proof that the prime vendor solicited
12 eligible certified vendors with: (1) sufficient time
13 to respond; (2) adequate information about the scope,
14 specifications, and requirements of the solicitation
15 or bid, including plans, drawings, and addenda, to
16 allow eligible businesses an opportunity to respond to
17 the solicitation or bid; and (3) sufficient follow up
18 with certified vendors;
19 (iid) a clear demonstration that the prime vendor
20 communicated with certified vendors;
21 (iie) evidence that the prime vendor negotiated
22 with certified vendors to enter into subcontracts to
23 provide a commercially useful function of the contract
24 for a reasonable cost;
25 (iii) documentation demonstrating that the
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1 being offered by certified vendors is contract
2 proposals being offered by businesses owned by
3 minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are
4 excessive or unreasonable; and
5 (iv) a list of certified vendors businesses owned
6 by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities
7 that the contractor has used in the current and prior
8 fiscal years; .
9 (v) documentation demonstrating that the vendor
10 made efforts to utilize certified vendors despite the
11 ability or desire of a vendor to perform the work with
12 its own operations by selecting portions of the work
13 to be performed by certified vendors, which may, when
14 appropriate, include breaking out portions of the work
15 to be performed into economically feasible units to
16 facilitate certified vendor participation; and
17 (vi) documentation that the vendor used the
18 services of: (1) the State; (2) organizations or
19 contractors' groups representing or composed of
20 minorities, women, or persons with disabilities; (3)
21 local, State, or federal assistance offices
22 representing or assisting minorities, women, or
23 persons with disabilities; and (4) other organizations
24 that provide assistance in the recruitment and
25 engagement of certified vendors.
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1 subdivision (a) is not available to the vendor, despite
2 the vendor's good faith efforts to obtain the information,
3 the vendor's request for a waiver must contain a written
4 explanation of why that information is not included.
5 (b) Determination. The Council's determination
6 concerning waivers must include following:
7 (i) the justification for the requested waiver,
8 including whether the requesting vendor contractor
9 made a good faith effort to identify and solicit
10 certified vendors based on the criteria set forth in
11 this Section eligible businesses owned by minorities,
12 women, and persons with disabilities;
13 (ii) the total number of waivers the vendor
14 contractor has been granted by the Council in the
15 current and prior fiscal years;
16 (iii) (blank); and
17 (iv) the vendor's contractor's use of businesses
18 owned by minorities, women, and persons with
19 disabilities in the current and prior fiscal years.
20 (3.5) (Blank).
21 (4) Conflict with other laws. In the event that any State
22contract, which otherwise would be subject to the provisions
23of this Act, is or becomes subject to federal laws or
24regulations which conflict with the provisions of this Act or
25actions of the State taken pursuant hereto, the provisions of
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1shall be interpreted and enforced accordingly.
2 (5) Each chief procurement officer, as defined in the
3Illinois Procurement Code, shall maintain on his or her
4official Internet website a database of the following: (i)
5waivers granted under this Section with respect to contracts
6under his or her jurisdiction; (ii) a State agency or public
7institution of higher education's written request for an
8exemption of an individual contract or an entire class of
9contracts; and (iii) the Council's written determination
10granting or denying a request for an exemption of an
11individual contract or an entire class of contracts. The
12database, which shall be updated periodically as necessary,
13shall be searchable by contractor name and by contracting
14State agency.
15 (6) Each chief procurement officer, as defined by the
16Illinois Procurement Code, shall maintain on its website a
17list of all vendors firms that have been prohibited from
18bidding, offering, or entering into a contract with the State
19of Illinois as a result of violations of this Act.
20 Each public notice required by law of the award of a State
21contract shall include for each bid or offer submitted for
22that contract the following: (i) the bidder's or offeror's
23name, (ii) the bid amount, (iii) the name or names of the
24certified vendors firms identified in the bidder's or
25offeror's submitted utilization plan, and (iv) the bid's
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1certified vendor that is a business businesses owned by
2minorities, women, and persons with disabilities identified in
3the utilization plan.
4(Source: P.A. 101-170, eff. 1-1-20; 101-601, eff. 1-1-20;
5101-657, eff. 1-1-22; 102-29, eff. 6-25-21; 102-662, eff.
69-15-21.)
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ARTICLE 75. PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
8 Section 75-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
9changing Section 1-13 as follows:
10 (30 ILCS 500/1-13)
11 Sec. 1-13. Applicability to public institutions of higher
12education.
13 (a) This Code shall apply to public institutions of higher
14education, regardless of the source of the funds with which
15contracts are paid, except as provided in this Section.
16 (b) Except as provided in this Section, this Code shall
17not apply to procurements made by or on behalf of public
18institutions of higher education for any of the following:
19 (1) Memberships in professional, academic, research,
20 or athletic organizations on behalf of a public
21 institution of higher education, an employee of a public
22 institution of higher education, or a student at a public
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1 (2) Procurement expenditures for events or activities
2 paid for exclusively by revenues generated by the event or
3 activity, gifts or donations for the event or activity,
4 private grants, or any combination thereof.
5 (3) Procurement expenditures for events or activities
6 for which the use of specific potential contractors is
7 mandated or identified by the sponsor of the event or
8 activity, provided that the sponsor is providing a
9 majority of the funding for the event or activity.
10 (4) Procurement expenditures necessary to provide
11 athletic, artistic or musical services, performances,
12 events, or productions by or for a public institution of
13 higher education.
14 (5) Procurement expenditures for periodicals, books,
15 subscriptions, database licenses, and other publications
16 procured for use by a university library or academic
17 department, except for expenditures related to procuring
18 textbooks for student use or materials for resale or
19 rental.
20 (6) Procurement expenditures for placement of students
21 in externships, practicums, field experiences, and for
22 medical residencies and rotations.
23 (7) Contracts for programming and broadcast license
24 rights for university-operated radio and television
25 stations.
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1 sponsored research and other sponsored activities under
2 grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources
3 other than State appropriations.
4 (9) Contracts with a foreign entity for research or
5 educational activities, provided that the foreign entity
6 either does not maintain an office in the United States or
7 is the sole source of the service or product.
8 (10) Procurement expenditures for any ongoing software
9 license or maintenance agreement or competitively
10 solicited software purchase, when the software, license,
11 or maintenance agreement is available through only the
12 software creator or its manufacturer and not a reseller.
13 (11) Procurement expenditures incurred outside of the
14 United States for the recruitment of international
15 students.
16 (12) Procurement expenditures for contracts entered
17 into under the Public University Energy Conservation Act.
18 (13) Procurement expenditures for advertising
19 purchased directly from a media station or the owner of
20 the station for distribution of advertising.
21Notice of each contract with an annual value of more than
22$100,000 entered into by a public institution of higher
23education that is related to the procurement of goods and
24services identified in items (1) through (13) (11) of this
25subsection shall be published in the Procurement Bulletin
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1Procurement Officer shall prescribe the form and content of
2the notice. Each public institution of higher education shall
3provide the Chief Procurement Officer, on a monthly basis, in
4the form and content prescribed by the Chief Procurement
5Officer, a report of contracts that are related to the
6procurement of goods and services identified in this
7subsection. At a minimum, this report shall include the name
8of the contractor, a description of the supply or service
9provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the
10contract, and the exception to the Code utilized. A copy of any
11or all of these contracts shall be made available to the Chief
12Procurement Officer immediately upon request. The Chief
13Procurement Officer shall submit a report to the Governor and
14General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year that
15shall include, at a minimum, an annual summary of the monthly
16information reported to the Chief Procurement Officer.
17 (b-5) Except as provided in this subsection, the
18provisions of this Code shall not apply to contracts for
19medical supplies or to contracts for medical services
20necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical,
21dental, or veterinary teaching facilities used by Southern
22Illinois University or the University of Illinois or at any
23university-operated health care center or dispensary that
24provides care, treatment, and medications for students,
25faculty, and staff. Furthermore, the provisions of this Code
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1additional supplies or services that the operator of the
2facility deems necessary for the effective use and functioning
3of the medical supplies or services that are otherwise exempt
4from this Code under this subsection (b-5). However, other
5supplies and services needed for these teaching facilities
6shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement
7Officer for Public Institutions of Higher Education who may
8establish expedited procurement procedures and may waive or
9modify certification, contract, hearing, process and
10registration requirements required by the Code. All
11procurements made under this subsection shall be documented
12and may require publication in the Illinois Procurement
13Bulletin.
14 (b-10) Procurements made by or on behalf of the University
15of Illinois for investment services may be entered into or
16renewed without being subject to the requirements of this
17Code. Notice of intent to renew a contract shall be published
18in the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin
19at least 14 days prior to the execution of a renewal, and the
20University of Illinois shall hold a public hearing for
21interested parties to provide public comment. Any contract
22extended, renewed, or entered pursuant to this exception shall
23be published in the Illinois Public Higher Education
24Procurement Bulletin within 5 days of contract execution.
25 (c) Procurements made by or on behalf of public
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1grant shall be made in accordance with the requirements of
2this Code to the extent practical.
3 Upon the written request of a public institution of higher
4education, the Chief Procurement Officer may waive contract,
5registration, certification, and hearing requirements of this
6Code if, based on the item to be procured or the terms of a
7grant, compliance is impractical. The public institution of
8higher education shall provide the Chief Procurement Officer
9with specific reasons for the waiver, including the necessity
10of contracting with a particular potential contractor, and
11shall certify that an effort was made in good faith to comply
12with the provisions of this Code. The Chief Procurement
13Officer shall provide written justification for any waivers.
14By November 1 of each year, the Chief Procurement Officer
15shall file a report with the General Assembly identifying each
16contract approved with waivers and providing the justification
17given for any waivers for each of those contracts. Notice of
18each waiver made under this subsection shall be published in
19the Procurement Bulletin within 14 calendar days after
20contract execution. The Chief Procurement Officer shall
21prescribe the form and content of the notice.
22 (d) Notwithstanding this Section, a waiver of the
23registration requirements of Section 20-160 does not permit a
24business entity and any affiliated entities or affiliated
25persons to make campaign contributions if otherwise prohibited
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1accordance with this Section shall be included in determining
2the aggregate amount of contracts or pending bids of a
3business entity and any affiliated entities or affiliated
4persons.
5 (e) Notwithstanding subsection (e) of Section 50-10.5 of
6this Code, the Chief Procurement Officer, with the approval of
7the Executive Ethics Commission, may permit a public
8institution of higher education to accept a bid or enter into a
9contract with a business that assisted the public institution
10of higher education in determining whether there is a need for
11a contract or assisted in reviewing, drafting, or preparing
12documents related to a bid or contract, provided that the bid
13or contract is essential to research administered by the
14public institution of higher education and it is in the best
15interest of the public institution of higher education to
16accept the bid or contract. For purposes of this subsection,
17"business" includes all individuals with whom a business is
18affiliated, including, but not limited to, any officer, agent,
19employee, consultant, independent contractor, director,
20partner, manager, or shareholder of a business. The Executive
21Ethics Commission may promulgate rules and regulations for the
22implementation and administration of the provisions of this
23subsection (e).
24 (f) As used in this Section:
25 "Grant" means non-appropriated funding provided by a
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1administered by a public institution of higher education and
2any non-appropriated funding provided to a sub-recipient of
3the grant.
4 "Public institution of higher education" means Chicago
5State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
6University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
7University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois
8University, University of Illinois, Western Illinois
9University, and, for purposes of this Code only, the Illinois
10Mathematics and Science Academy.
11 (g) (Blank).
12 (h) The General Assembly finds and declares that:
13 (1) Public Act 98-1076, which took effect on January
14 1, 2015, changed the repeal date set for this Section from
15 December 31, 2014 to December 31, 2016.
16 (2) The Statute on Statutes sets forth general rules
17 on the repeal of statutes and the construction of multiple
18 amendments, but Section 1 of that Act also states that
19 these rules will not be observed when the result would be
20 "inconsistent with the manifest intent of the General
21 Assembly or repugnant to the context of the statute".
22 (3) This amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly
23 manifests the intention of the General Assembly to remove
24 the repeal of this Section.
25 (4) This Section was originally enacted to protect,
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1 construction of this Section that results in the repeal of
2 this Section on December 31, 2014 would be inconsistent
3 with the manifest intent of the General Assembly and
4 repugnant to the context of this Code.
5 It is hereby declared to have been the intent of the
6General Assembly that this Section not be subject to repeal on
7December 31, 2014.
8 This Section shall be deemed to have been in continuous
9effect since December 20, 2011 (the effective date of Public
10Act 97-643), and it shall continue to be in effect
11henceforward until it is otherwise lawfully repealed. All
12previously enacted amendments to this Section taking effect on
13or after December 31, 2014, are hereby validated.
14 All actions taken in reliance on or pursuant to this
15Section by any public institution of higher education, person,
16or entity are hereby validated.
17 In order to ensure the continuing effectiveness of this
18Section, it is set forth in full and re-enacted by this
19amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly. This
20re-enactment is intended as a continuation of this Section. It
21is not intended to supersede any amendment to this Section
22that is enacted by the 100th General Assembly.
23 In this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, the
24base text of the reenacted Section is set forth as amended by
25Public Act 98-1076. Striking and underscoring is used only to
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1 This Section applies to all procurements made on or before
2the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General
3Assembly.
4(Source: P.A. 101-640, eff. 6-12-20; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21;
5102-721, eff. 5-6-22; 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23.)
6
ARTICLE 80. STATE FAIRGROUNDS
7 Section 80-5. The State Fair Act is amended by adding
8Section 7.1 as follows:
9 (20 ILCS 210/7.1 new)
10 Sec. 7.1. Procurement for artistic or musical services,
11performances, events, or productions on the State Fairgrounds.
12 (a) Procurement expenditures necessary to provide artistic
13or musical services, performances, events, or productions
14under this Act at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield and
15DuQuoin are exempt from the requirements of the Illinois
16Procurement Code. The expenditures may include, but are not
17limited to, entertainment, advertising, concessions, space
18rentals, sponsorships, and other services necessary to provide
19such events.
20 (b) Notice of each contract with an annual value of more
21than $100,000 entered into by the Department that is related
22to the procurement of goods and services identified in this
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1Bulletin within 30 calendar days after contract execution. The
2Department shall provide the chief procurement officer, on a
3monthly basis, a report of contracts that are related to the
4procurement of supplies and services identified in this
5Section. At a minimum, this report shall include the name of
6the contractor, a description of the supply or service
7provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the
8contract, and reference to the exception in this Section. A
9copy of any or all of these contracts shall be made available
10to the chief procurement officer immediately upon request.
11 (c) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2028.
12
ARTICLE 85. TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABILITY PROCUREMENT PROGRAM
13 Section 85-5. The Transportation Sustainability
14Procurement Program Act is amended by changing Section 10 as
15follows:
16 (30 ILCS 530/10)
17 Sec. 10. Contracts for the procurement of freight, small
18package delivery, and other cargo shipping and transportation
19services.
20 (a) The State's Chief Procurement Officers shall, in
21consultation with the Illinois Environmental Protection
22Agency, develop a sustainability program for the State's
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1freight, small package delivery, and other forms of cargo.
2 (b) State contracts for the procurement of freight, small
3package delivery, and other cargo shipping and transportation
4services shall require providers to report, using generally
5accepted reporting protocols adopted by the Agency for that
6purpose:
7 (1) the amount of energy the service provider consumed
8 to provide those services to the State and the amount of
9 associated greenhouse gas emissions, including energy use
10 and greenhouse gases emitted as a result of the provider's
11 use of electricity in its facilities;
12 (2) the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by the
13 service provider's subcontractors in the performance of
14 those services.
15 (c) The State's solicitation for the procurement of
16freight, small package delivery, and other cargo shipping and
17transportation services shall be subject to the Illinois
18Procurement Code or the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act and
19shall:
20 (1) specify how the bidder will report its energy use
21 and associated greenhouse gas emissions under the
22 contract; and
23 (2) call for bidders to disclose in their responses to
24 the solicitation:
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1 (B) their use of multi-modal transportation, such
2 as rail, trucks, or air transport, and how the use of
3 those types of transportation is anticipated to reduce
4 costs for the State;
5 (C) the extent of their use of (i) cleaner, less
6 expensive fuels as an alternative to petroleum or (ii)
7 more efficient vehicle propulsion systems;
8 (D) the level of transparency of the provider's
9 reporting under subsection (b), and what independent
10 verification and assurance measures exist for this
11 reporting;
12 (E) their use of speed governors on heavy trucks;
13 (F) their use of recyclable packaging;
14 (G) measures of their network efficiency,
15 including the in-vehicle use of telematics or other
16 related technologies that provide for improved vehicle
17 and network optimization and efficiencies;
18 (H) their energy intensity per unit of output
19 delivered;
20 (I) how they will advance the environmental goals
21 of the State; and
22 (J) opportunities to effectively neutralize the
23 greenhouse gas emissions reported under subsection
24 (b).
25 (d) In selecting providers for such services, the State,
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1State's solicitation:
2 (1) shall give appropriate weight to the disclosures
3 in subdivision (c)(2) of this Section;
4 (2) shall give appropriate weight to the price and
5 quality of the services being offered; and
6 (3) may accept from the service provider an optional
7 offer at a reasonable cost of carbon neutral shipping in
8 which the provider calculates the direct and indirect
9 greenhouse gas emissions of the provider that are
10 specified under subsection (b) above, and obtains
11 independently verified carbon credits to offset those
12 emissions and then retires the carbon credits.
13 (e) The Chief Procurement Officer identified under item
14(5) of Section 1-15.15 of the Illinois Procurement Code shall
15adopt rules to encourage all State agencies to use the least
16costly level of service or mode of transport (while
17distinguishing between express or air versus ground delivery)
18that can achieve on-time delivery for the product being
19transported and delivered.
20(Source: P.A. 98-348, eff. 8-14-13.)
21
ARTICLE 90. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPORTATION ACT
22 Section 90-5. The Public-Private Partnerships for
23Transportation Act is amended by changing Sections 5, 10, 15,
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1Section 19 as follows:
2 (630 ILCS 5/5)
3 Sec. 5. Public policy and legislative intent.
4 (a) It is the public policy of the State of Illinois to
5promote the design, development, construction, financing, and
6operation of transportation facilities that serve the needs of
7the public.
8 (b) Existing methods of procurement and financing of
9transportation facilities by responsible public entities
10transportation agencies impose limitations on the methods by
11which transportation facilities may be developed and operated
12within the State.
13 (c) Authorizing responsible public entities transportation
14agencies to enter into public-private partnerships, whereby
15private entities may develop, operate, and finance
16transportation facilities, has the potential to promote the
17development of transportation facilities in the State as well
18as investment in the State.
19 (d) It is the intent of this Act to promote public-private
20partnerships for transportation by authorizing responsible
21public entities transportation agencies to enter into
22public-private agreements related to the design, development,
23construction, operation, and financing of transportation
24facilities.
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1of congestion pricing in connection with toll highways,
2pursuant to which higher toll rates are charged during times
3or in locations of most congestion.
4 (f) It is the intent of this Act to use Illinois design
5professionals, construction companies, and workers to the
6greatest extent possible by offering them the right to compete
7for this work.
8(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
9 (630 ILCS 5/10)
10 Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
11 "Approved proposal" means the proposal that is approved by
12the responsible public entity transportation agency pursuant
13to subsection (j) of Section 20 of this Act.
14 "Approved proposer" means the private entity whose
15proposal is the approved proposal.
16 "Authority" means the Illinois State Toll Highway
17Authority.
18 "Contractor" means a private entity that has entered into
19a public-private agreement with the responsible public entity
20transportation agency to provide services to or on behalf of
21the responsible public entity transportation agency.
22 "Department" means the Illinois Department of
23Transportation.
24 "Design-build agreement" means the agreement between the
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1transportation agency under which the selected private entity
2agrees to furnish design, construction, and related services
3for a transportation facility under this Act.
4 "Develop" or "development" means to do one or more of the
5following: plan, design, develop, lease, acquire, install,
6construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, extend, or expand.
7 "Maintain" or "maintenance" includes ordinary maintenance,
8repair, rehabilitation, capital maintenance, maintenance
9replacement, and any other categories of maintenance that may
10be designated by the responsible public entity transportation
11agency.
12 "Metropolitan planning organization" means a metropolitan
13planning organization designated under 23 U.S.C. Section 134
14whose metropolitan planning area boundaries are partially or
15completely within the State.
16 "Operate" or "operation" means to do one or more of the
17following: maintain, improve, equip, modify, or otherwise
18operate.
19 "Private entity" means any combination of one or more
20individuals, corporations, general partnerships, limited
21liability companies, limited partnerships, joint ventures,
22business trusts, nonprofit entities, or other business
23entities that are parties to a proposal for a transportation
24project or an agreement related to a transportation project. A
25public agency may provide services to a contractor as a
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1status of the private entity and the ability to enter into a
2public-private agreement. A transportation agency is not a
3private entity.
4 "Proposal" means all materials and documents prepared by
5or on behalf of a private entity relating to the proposed
6development, financing, or operation of a transportation
7facility as a transportation project.
8 "Proposer" means a private entity that has submitted an
9unsolicited proposal for a public-private agreement to a
10responsible public entity under this Act or a proposal or
11statement of qualifications for a public-private agreement in
12response to a request for proposals or a request for
13qualifications issued by a responsible public entity
14transportation agency under this Act.
15 "Public-private agreement" means the public-private
16agreement between the contractor and the responsible public
17entity transportation agency relating to one or more of the
18development, financing, or operation of a transportation
19project that is entered into under this Act.
20 "Request for information" means all materials and
21documents prepared by or on behalf of the responsible public
22entity transportation agency to solicit information from
23private entities with respect to transportation projects.
24 "Request for proposals" means all materials and documents
25prepared by or on behalf of the responsible public entity
26transportation agency to solicit proposals from private

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1entities to enter into a public-private agreement.
2 "Request for qualifications" means all materials and
3documents prepared by or on behalf of the responsible public
4entity transportation agency to solicit statements of
5qualification from private entities to enter into a
6public-private agreement.
7 "Responsible public entity" means the Department of
8Transportation, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and
9any county, municipality, or other unit of local government.
10 "Revenues" means all revenues, including any combination
11of: income; earnings and interest; user fees; lease payments;
12allocations; federal, State, and local appropriations, grants,
13loans, lines of credit, and credit guarantees; bond proceeds;
14equity investments; service payments; or other receipts;
15arising out of or in connection with a transportation project,
16including the development, financing, and operation of a
17transportation project. The term includes money received as
18grants, loans, lines of credit, credit guarantees, or
19otherwise in aid of a transportation project from the federal
20government, the State, a unit of local government, or any
21agency or instrumentality of the federal government, the
22State, or a unit of local government.
23 "Shortlist" means the process by which a responsible
24public entity transportation agency will review, evaluate, and
25rank statements of qualifications submitted in response to a
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1are eligible to submit a detailed proposal in response to a
2request for proposals. The identified proposers constitute the
3shortlist for the transportation project to which the request
4for proposals relates.
5 "Transportation agency" means (i) the Department or (ii)
6the Authority.
7 "Transportation facility" means any new or existing road,
8highway, toll highway, bridge, tunnel, intermodal facility,
9intercity or high-speed passenger rail, or other
10transportation facility or infrastructure, excluding airports,
11under the jurisdiction of a responsible public entity the
12Department or the Authority, except those facilities for the
13Illiana Expressway. The term "transportation facility" may
14refer to one or more transportation facilities that are
15proposed to be developed or operated as part of a single
16transportation project.
17 "Transportation project" or "project" means any or the
18combination of the design, development, construction,
19financing, or operation with respect to all or a portion of any
20transportation facility under the jurisdiction of the
21responsible public entity transportation agency, except those
22facilities for the Illiana Expressway, undertaken pursuant to
23this Act.
24 "Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to
25that term in Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution of the
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1municipal corporation.
2 "Unsolicited proposal" means a written proposal that is
3submitted to a responsible public entity on the initiative of
4the private sector entity or entities for the purpose of
5developing a partnership, and that is not in response to a
6formal or informal request issued by a responsible public
7entity.
8 "User fees" or "tolls" means the rates, tolls, fees, or
9other charges imposed by the contractor for use of all or a
10portion of a transportation project under a public-private
11agreement.
12(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
13 (630 ILCS 5/15)
14 Sec. 15. Formation of public-private agreements; project
15planning.
16 (a) Each responsible public entity transportation agency
17may exercise the powers granted by this Act to do some or all
18to design, develop, construct, finance, and operate any part
19of one or more transportation projects through public-private
20agreements with one or more private entities, except for
21transportation projects for the Illiana Expressway as defined
22in the Public Private Agreements for the Illiana Expressway
23Act. The net proceeds, if any, arising out of a transportation
24project or public-private agreement undertaken by the
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1Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Fund. The net
2proceeds arising out of a transportation project or
3public-private agreement undertaken by the Authority pursuant
4to this Act shall be deposited into the Illinois State Toll
5Highway Authority Fund and shall be used only as authorized by
6Section 23 of the Toll Highway Act.
7 (b) The Authority shall not enter into a public-private
8agreement involving a lease or other transfer of any toll
9highway, or portions thereof, under the Authority's
10jurisdiction which were open to vehicular traffic on the
11effective date of this Act. The Authority shall not enter into
12a public-private agreement for the purpose of making roadway
13improvements, including but not limited to reconstruction,
14adding lanes, and adding ramps, to any toll highway, or
15portions thereof, under the Authority's jurisdiction which
16were open to vehicular traffic on the effective date of this
17Act. The Authority shall not use any revenue generated by any
18toll highway, or portions thereof, under the Authority's
19jurisdiction which were open to vehicular traffic on the
20effective date of this Act to enter into or provide funding for
21a public-private agreement. The Authority shall not use any
22asset, or the proceeds from the sale or lease of any such
23asset, which was owned by the Authority on the effective date
24of this Act to enter into or provide funding for a
25public-private agreement. The Authority may enter into a
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1finance, and operate new toll highways authorized by the
2Governor and the General Assembly pursuant to Section 14.1 of
3the Toll Highway Act, non-highway transportation projects on
4the toll highway system such as commuter rail or high-speed
5rail lines, and intelligent transportation infrastructure that
6will enhance the safety, efficiency, and environmental quality
7of the toll highway system. The Authority may operate or
8provide operational services such as toll collection on
9highways which are developed or financed, or both, through a
10public-private agreement entered into by another public
11entity, under an agreement with the public entity or
12contractor responsible for the transportation project.
13 (c) A contractor has:
14 (1) all powers allowed by law generally to a private
15 entity having the same form of organization as the
16 contractor; and
17 (2) the power to develop, finance, and operate the
18 transportation facility and to impose user fees in
19 connection with the use of the transportation facility,
20 subject to the terms of the public-private agreement.
21 No tolls or user fees may be imposed by the contractor
22except as set forth in a public-private agreement.
23 (d) Each year, at least 30 days prior to the beginning of
24the transportation agency's fiscal year, and at other times
25the transportation agency deems necessary, the Department and
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1a description of potential projects that the transportation
2agency is considering undertaking under this Act. Any
3submission from the Authority shall indicate which of its
4potential projects, if any, will involve the proposer
5operating the transportation facility for a period of one year
6or more. Prior to commencing the procurement process under an
7unsolicited proposal or the issuance of any request for
8qualifications or request for proposals with respect to any
9potential project undertaken by a responsible public entity
10the Department or the Authority pursuant to Section 19 or 20 of
11this Act, the commencement of a procurement process for that
12particular potential project shall be authorized by joint
13resolution of the General Assembly.
14 (e) (Blank). Each year, at least 30 days prior to the
15beginning of the transportation agency's fiscal year, the
16transportation agency shall submit a description of potential
17projects that the transportation agency is considering
18undertaking under this Act to each county, municipality, and
19metropolitan planning organization, with respect to each
20project located within its boundaries.
21 (f) Any project undertaken under this Act shall be subject
22to all applicable planning requirements otherwise required by
23law, including land use planning, regional planning,
24transportation planning, and environmental compliance
25requirements.
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1a project under this Act must be consistent with the regional
2plan then in existence of any metropolitan planning
3organization in whose boundaries the project is located.
4 (h) The responsible public entity transportation agency
5shall hold one or more public hearings following within 30
6days of each of its submittals to the General Assembly under
7subsection (d) of this Section. These public hearings shall
8address any potential project projects that the responsible
9public entity transportation agency submitted to the General
10Assembly for review under subsection (d). The responsible
11public entity transportation agency shall publish a notice of
12the hearing or hearings at least 7 days before a hearing takes
13place, and shall include the following in the notice: (i) the
14date, time, and place of the hearing and the address of the
15responsible public entity transportation agency; (ii) a brief
16description of the potential projects that the responsible
17public entity transportation agency is considering
18undertaking; and (iii) a statement that the public may comment
19on the potential projects.
20(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
21 (630 ILCS 5/19 new)
22 Sec. 19. Unsolicited proposals.
23 (a) A responsible public entity may receive unsolicited
24proposals for a project and may thereafter enter into a
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1consortium of private entities, for the design, construction,
2upgrading, operating, ownership, or financing of facilities.
3 (b) A responsible public entity may consider, evaluate,
4and accept an unsolicited proposal for a public-private
5partnership project from a private entity if the proposal:
6 (1) is independently developed and drafted by the
7 proposer without responsible public entity supervision;
8 (2) shows that the proposed project could benefit the
9 transportation system;
10 (3) includes a financing plan to allow the project to
11 move forward pursuant to the applicable responsible public
12 entity's budget and finance requirements; and
13 (4) includes sufficient detail and information for the
14 responsible public entity to evaluate the proposal in an
15 objective and timely manner and permit a determination
16 that the project would be worthwhile.
17 (c) The unsolicited proposal shall include the following:
18 (1) an executive summary covering the major elements
19 of the proposal;
20 (2) qualifications concerning the experience,
21 expertise, technical competence, and qualifications of the
22 private entity and of each member of its management team
23 and of other key employees, consultants, and
24 subcontractors, including the name, address, and
25 professional designation;
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1 (A) the limits, scope, and location of the
2 proposed project;
3 (B) right-of-way requirements;
4 (C) connections with other facilities and
5 improvements to those facilities necessary if the
6 project is developed;
7 (D) a conceptual project design; and
8 (E) a statement of the project's relationship to
9 and impact upon relevant existing plans of the
10 responsible public entity;
11 (4) a facilities project schedule, including when
12 applicable, estimates of:
13 (A) dates of contract award;
14 (B) start of construction;
15 (C) completion of construction;
16 (D) start of operations; and
17 (E) major maintenance or reconstruction activities
18 during the life of the proposed project agreement;
19 (5) an operating plan describing the operation of the
20 completed facility if operation of a facility is part of
21 the proposal, describing the management structure and
22 approach, the proposed period of operations, enforcement,
23 emergency response, and other relevant information;
24 (6) a finance plan describing the proposed financing
25 of the project, identifying the source of funds to, where
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1 project during the term of the proposed contract; and
2 (7) the legal basis for the project and licenses and
3 certifications; the private entity must demonstrate that
4 it has all licenses and certificates necessary to complete
5 the project.
6 (d) Within 120 days after receiving an unsolicited
7proposal, the responsible public entity shall complete a
8preliminary evaluation of the unsolicited proposal and shall
9either:
10 (1) if the preliminary evaluation is unfavorable,
11 return the proposal without further action;
12 (2) if the preliminary evaluation is favorable, notify
13 the proposer that the responsible public entity will
14 further evaluate the proposal; or
15 (3) request amendments, clarification, or modification
16 of the unsolicited proposal.
17 (e) The procurement process for unsolicited proposals
18shall be as follows:
19 (1) If the responsible public entity chooses to
20 further evaluate an unsolicited proposal with the intent
21 to enter into a public-private agreement for the proposed
22 project, then the responsible public entity shall publish
23 notice in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin or in a
24 newspaper of general circulation covering the location of
25 the project at least once a week for 2 weeks stating that
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1 will accept other proposals for the same project. The time
2 frame within which the responsible public entity may
3 accept other proposals shall be determined by the
4 responsible public entity on a project-by-project basis
5 based upon the complexity of the transportation project
6 and the public benefit to be gained by allowing a longer or
7 shorter period of time within which other proposals may be
8 received; however, the time frame for allowing other
9 proposals must be at least 21 days, but no more than 120
10 days, after the initial date of publication.
11 (2) A copy of the notice must be mailed to each local
12 government directly affected by the transportation
13 project.
14 (3) The responsible public entity shall provide
15 reasonably sufficient information, including the identity
16 of its contact person, to enable other private entities to
17 make proposals.
18 (4) If, after no less than 120 days, no
19 counterproposal is received, or if the counterproposals
20 are evaluated and found to be equal to or inferior to the
21 original unsolicited proposal, the responsible public
22 entity may proceed to negotiate a contract with the
23 original proposer.
24 (5) If, after no less than 120 days, one or more
25 counterproposals meeting unsolicited proposal standards
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1 public entity, the counterproposals are evaluated and
2 found to be superior to the original unsolicited proposal,
3 the responsible public entity shall proceed to determine
4 the successful participant through a final procurement
5 phase known as "Best and Final Offer" (BAFO). The BAFO is a
6 process whereby a responsible public entity shall invite
7 the original private sector party and the proponent
8 submitting the superior counterproposal to engage in a
9 BAFO phase. The invitation to participate in the BAFO
10 phase will provide to each participating proposer:
11 (A) the general concepts that were considered
12 superior to the original proposal, while keeping
13 proprietary information contained in the proposals
14 confidential to the extent possible; and
15 (B) the preestablished evaluation criteria or the
16 "basis of award" to be used to determine the
17 successful proponent.
18 (6) Offers received in response to the BAFO invitation
19 will be reviewed by the responsible public entity and
20 scored in accordance with a preestablished criteria, or
21 alternatively, in accordance with the basis of award
22 provision identified through the BAFO process. The
23 successful proponent will be the proponent offering "best
24 value" to the responsible public entity.
25 (7) In all cases, the basis of award will be the best
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1 the responsible public entity.
2 (f) After a comprehensive evaluation and acceptance of an
3unsolicited proposal and any alternatives, the responsible
4public entity may commence negotiations with a proposer,
5considering:
6 (1) the proposal has received a favorable
7 comprehensive evaluation;
8 (2) the proposal is not duplicative of existing
9 infrastructure project;
10 (3) the alternative proposal does not closely resemble
11 a pending competitive proposal for a public-private
12 private partnership or other procurement;
13 (4) the proposal demonstrates a unique method,
14 approach, or concept;
15 (5) facts and circumstances that preclude or warrant
16 additional competition;
17 (6) the availability of any funds, debts, or assets
18 that the State will contribute to the project;
19 (7) facts and circumstances demonstrating that the
20 project will likely have a significant adverse impact on
21 on State bond ratings; and
22 (8) indemnifications included in the proposal.
23 (630 ILCS 5/20)
24 Sec. 20. Competitive procurement Procurement process.
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1a transportation project from private entities. The
2responsible public entity transportation agency seeking to
3enter into a public-private partnership with a private entity
4for the development, finance, and operation of a
5transportation facility as a transportation project shall
6determine and set forth the criteria for the selection
7process. The responsible public entity transportation agency
8shall use (i) a competitive sealed bidding process, (ii) a
9competitive sealed proposal process, or (iii) a design-build
10procurement process in accordance with Section 25 of this Act.
11Before using one of these processes the responsible public
12entity transportation agency may use a request for information
13to obtain information relating to possible public-private
14partnerships.
15 (b) If a transportation project will require the
16performance of design work, the responsible public entity
17transportation agency shall use the shortlist selection
18process set forth in subsection (g) of this Section to
19evaluate and shortlist private entities based on
20qualifications, including but not limited to design
21qualifications.
22 A request for qualifications, request for proposals, or
23public-private agreement awarded to a contractor for a
24transportation project shall require that any subsequent need
25for architectural, engineering, or land surveying services
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1qualifications or request for proposals or the awarding of the
2public-private agreement shall be procured by the contractor
3using a qualifications-based selection process consisting of:
4 (1) the publication of notice of availability of
5 services;
6 (2) a statement of desired qualifications;
7 (3) an evaluation based on the desired qualifications;
8 (4) the development of a shortlist ranking the firms
9 in order of qualifications; and
10 (5) negotiations with the ranked firms for a fair and
11 reasonable fee.
12Compliance with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land
13Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act shall be deemed
14prima facie compliance with this subsection (b). Every
15transportation project contract shall include provisions
16setting forth the requirements of this subsection (b).
17 (c) (Blank). Prior to commencing a procurement for a
18transportation project under this Act, the transportation
19agency shall notify any other applicable public agency,
20including the Authority, in all cases involving toll
21facilities where the Department would commence the
22procurement, of its interest in undertaking the procurement
23and shall provide the other public agency or agencies with an
24opportunity to offer to develop and implement the
25transportation project. The transportation agency shall supply
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1level and type of information concerning the project that the
2transportation agency would supply to private entities in the
3procurement, unless that information is not then available, in
4which case the transportation agency shall supply the other
5public agency or agencies with the maximum amount of relevant
6information about the project as is then reasonably available.
7The transportation agency shall make available to the other
8public agencies the same subsidies, benefits, concessions, and
9other consideration that it intends to make available to the
10private entities in the procurement.
11 The public agencies shall have a maximum period of 60 days
12to review the information about the proposed transportation
13project and to respond to the transportation agency in writing
14to accept or reject the opportunity to develop and implement
15the transportation project. If a public agency rejects the
16opportunity during the 60-day period, then the public agency
17may not participate in the procurement for the proposed
18transportation project by submitting a proposal of its own. If
19a public agency fails to accept or reject this opportunity in
20writing within the 60-day period, it shall be deemed to have
21rejected the opportunity.
22 If a public agency accepts the opportunity within the
2360-day period, then the public agency shall have up to 120 days
24(or a longer period, if extended by the transportation
25agency), to (i) submit to the transportation agency a
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1(ii) if applicable, make an offer of reasonable consideration
2for the opportunity to undertake the transportation project;
3and (iii) negotiate a mutually acceptable intergovernmental
4agreement with the transportation agency that facilitates the
5development of the transportation project and requires that
6the transportation agency follow its procurement procedures
7under the Illinois Procurement Code and applicable rules
8rather than this Act. In considering whether a public agency's
9plan for developing and implementing the project is
10reasonable, the transportation agency shall consider the
11public agency's history of developing and implementing similar
12projects, the public agency's current capacity to develop and
13implement the proposed project, the user charges, if any,
14contemplated by the public agency's plan and how these user
15charges compare with user charges that would be imposed by a
16private entity developing and implementing the same project,
17the project delivery schedule proposed by the public agency,
18and other reasonable factors that are necessary, including
19consideration of risks and whether subsidy costs may be
20reduced, to determine whether development and implementation
21of the project by the public agency is in the best interest of
22the people of this State.
23 (d) (Blank). If the transportation agency rejects or fails
24to negotiate mutually acceptable terms regarding a public
25agency's plan for developing and implementing the
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1subsection (c), then the public agency may not participate in
2the procurement for the proposed transportation project by
3submitting a proposal of its own. Following a rejection or
4failure to reach agreement regarding a public agency's plan,
5if the transportation agency later proceeds with a procurement
6in which it materially changes (i) the nature or scope of the
7project; (ii) any subsidies, benefits, concessions, or other
8significant project-related considerations made available to
9the bidders; or (iii) any other terms of the project, as
10compared to when the transportation agency supplied
11information about the project to public agencies under
12subsection (c), then the transportation agency shall give
13public agencies another opportunity in accordance with
14subsection (c) to provide proposals for developing and
15implementing the project.
16 (e) (Blank). Nothing in this Section 20 requires a
17transportation agency to go through a procurement process
18prior to developing and implementing a project through a
19public agency as described in subsection (c).
20 (f) All procurement processes shall incorporate
21requirements and set forth goals for participation by
22disadvantaged business enterprises as allowed under State and
23federal law.
24 (g) The responsible public entity transportation agency
25shall establish a process to shortlist potential private
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1shall: (i) provide a public notice of the shortlisting process
2for such period as deemed appropriate by the agency; (ii) set
3forth requirements and evaluation criteria in a request for
4qualifications; (iii) develop a shortlist by determining which
5private entities that have submitted statements of
6qualification, if any, meet the minimum requirements and best
7satisfy the evaluation criteria set forth in the request for
8qualifications; and (iv) allow only those entities, or groups
9of entities such as unincorporated joint ventures, that have
10been shortlisted to submit proposals or bids. Throughout the
11procurement period and as necessary following the award of a
12contract, the responsible public entity transportation agency
13shall make publicly available on its website information
14regarding firms that are prequalified by the responsible
15public entity transportation agency pursuant to Section 20 of
16the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
17Qualifications Based Selection Act to provide architectural,
18engineering, and land surveying services. The responsible
19public entities transportation agencies shall require private
20entities to use firms prequalified under this Act to provide
21architectural, engineering, and land surveying services. Firms
22identified to provide architectural, engineering, and land
23surveying services in a statement of qualifications shall be
24prequalified under the Act to provide the identified services
25prior to the responsible public entity's transportation
26agency's award of the contract.

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1 (h) Competitive sealed bidding requirements:
2 (1) All contracts shall be awarded by competitive
3 sealed bidding except as otherwise provided in subsection
4 (i) of this Section, Section 19 of this Act, and Section 25
5 of this Act.
6 (2) An invitation for bids shall be issued and shall
7 include a description of the public-private partnership
8 with a private entity for the development, finance, and
9 operation of a transportation facility as a transportation
10 project, and the material contractual terms and conditions
11 applicable to the procurement.
12 (3) Public notice of the invitation for bids shall be
13 published in the State of Illinois Procurement Bulletin at
14 least 21 days before the date set in the invitation for the
15 opening of bids.
16 (4) Bids shall be opened publicly in the presence of
17 one or more witnesses at the time and place designated in
18 the invitation for bids. The name of each bidder, the
19 amount of each bid, and other relevant information as may
20 be specified by rule shall be recorded. After the award of
21 the contract, the winning bid and the record of each
22 unsuccessful bid shall be open to public inspection.
23 (5) Bids shall be unconditionally accepted without
24 alteration or correction, except as authorized in this
25 Act. Bids shall be evaluated based on the requirements set
26 forth in the invitation for bids, which may include

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1 criteria to determine acceptability such as inspection,
2 testing, quality, workmanship, delivery, and suitability
3 for a particular purpose. Those criteria that will affect
4 the bid price and be considered in evaluation for award,
5 such as discounts, transportation costs, and total or life
6 cycle costs, shall be objectively measurable. The
7 invitation for bids shall set forth the evaluation
8 criteria to be used.
9 (6) Correction or withdrawal of inadvertently
10 erroneous bids before or after award, or cancellation of
11 awards of contracts based on bid mistakes, shall be
12 permitted in accordance with rules. After bid opening, no
13 changes in bid prices or other provisions of bids
14 prejudicial to the interest of the State or fair
15 competition shall be permitted. All decisions to permit
16 the correction or withdrawal of bids based on bid mistakes
17 shall be supported by written determination made by the
18 responsible public entity transportation agency.
19 (7) The contract shall be awarded with reasonable
20 promptness by written notice to the lowest responsible and
21 responsive bidder whose bid meets the requirements and
22 criteria set forth in the invitation for bids, except when
23 the responsible public entity transportation agency
24 determines it is not in the best interest of the State and
25 by written explanation determines another bidder shall
26 receive the award. The explanation shall appear in the

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1 appropriate volume of the State of Illinois Procurement
2 Bulletin. The written explanation must include:
3 (A) a description of the responsible public
4 entity's agency's needs;
5 (B) a determination that the anticipated cost will
6 be fair and reasonable;
7 (C) a listing of all responsible and responsive
8 bidders; and
9 (D) the name of the bidder selected, pricing, and
10 the reasons for selecting that bidder.
11 (8) When it is considered impracticable to initially
12 prepare a purchase description to support an award based
13 on price, an invitation for bids may be issued requesting
14 the submission of unpriced offers to be followed by an
15 invitation for bids limited to those bidders whose offers
16 have been qualified under the criteria set forth in the
17 first solicitation.
18 (i) Competitive sealed proposal requirements:
19 (1) When the responsible public entity transportation
20 agency determines in writing that the use of competitive
21 sealed bidding or design-build procurement is either not
22 practicable or not advantageous to the State, a contract
23 may be entered into by competitive sealed proposals.
24 (2) Proposals shall be solicited through a request for
25 proposals.
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1 be published in the State of Illinois Procurement Bulletin
2 at least 21 days before the date set in the invitation for
3 the opening of proposals.
4 (4) Proposals shall be opened publicly in the presence
5 of one or more witnesses at the time and place designated
6 in the request for proposals, but proposals shall be
7 opened in a manner to avoid disclosure of contents to
8 competing offerors during the process of negotiation. A
9 record of proposals shall be prepared and shall be open
10 for public inspection after contract award.
11 (5) The requests for proposals shall state the
12 relative importance of price and other evaluation factors.
13 Proposals shall be submitted in 2 parts: (i) covering
14 items except price; and (ii) covering price. The first
15 part of all proposals shall be evaluated and ranked
16 independently of the second part of all proposals.
17 (6) As provided in the request for proposals and under
18 any applicable rules, discussions may be conducted with
19 responsible offerors who submit proposals determined to be
20 reasonably susceptible of being selected for award for the
21 purpose of clarifying and assuring full understanding of
22 and responsiveness to the solicitation requirements. Those
23 offerors shall be accorded fair and equal treatment with
24 respect to any opportunity for discussion and revision of
25 proposals. Revisions may be permitted after submission and
26 before award for the purpose of obtaining best and final

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1 offers. In conducting discussions there shall be no
2 disclosure of any information derived from proposals
3 submitted by competing offerors. If information is
4 disclosed to any offeror, it shall be provided to all
5 competing offerors.
6 (7) Awards shall be made to the responsible offeror
7 whose proposal is determined in writing to be the most
8 advantageous to the State, taking into consideration price
9 and the evaluation factors set forth in the request for
10 proposals. The contract file shall contain the basis on
11 which the award is made.
12 (j) The responsible public entity In the case of a
13proposal or proposals to the Department or the Authority, the
14transportation agency shall determine, based on its review and
15evaluation of the proposal or proposals received in response
16to the request for proposals, which one or more proposals, if
17any, best serve the public purpose of this Act and satisfy the
18criteria set forth in the request for proposals and, with
19respect to such proposal or proposals, shall:
20 (1) submit the proposal or proposals to the Commission
21 on Government Forecasting and Accountability, which,
22 within 20 days of submission by the responsible public
23 entity transportation agency, shall complete a review of
24 the proposal or proposals and report on the value of the
25 proposal or proposals to the State;
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1 or proposals, publish notice of the hearing or hearings at
2 least 7 days before the hearing, and include the following
3 in the notice: (i) the date, time, and place of the hearing
4 and the address of the responsible public entity
5 transportation agency, (ii) the subject matter of the
6 hearing, (iii) a description of the agreement to be
7 awarded, (iv) the determination made by the responsible
8 public entity transportation agency that such proposal or
9 proposals best serve the public purpose of this Act and
10 satisfy the criteria set forth in the request for
11 proposals, and (v) that the public may be heard on the
12 proposal or proposals during the public hearing; and
13 (3) determine whether or not to recommend to the
14 Governor that the Governor approve the proposal or
15 proposals.
16 The Governor may approve one or more proposals recommended
17by the Department or the Authority based upon the review,
18evaluation, and recommendation of the responsible public
19entity transportation agency, the review and report of the
20Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, the
21public hearing, and the best interests of the State.
22 (k) In addition to any other rights under this Act, in
23connection with any procurement under this Act, the following
24rights are reserved to each responsible public entity
25transportation agency:
26 (1) to withdraw a request for information, a request

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1 for qualifications, or a request for proposals at any
2 time, and to publish a new request for information,
3 request for qualifications, or request for proposals;
4 (2) to not approve a proposal for any reason;
5 (3) to not award a public-private agreement for any
6 reason;
7 (4) to request clarifications to any statement of
8 information, qualifications, or proposal received, to seek
9 one or more revised proposals or one or more best and final
10 offers, or to conduct negotiations with one or more
11 private entities that have submitted proposals;
12 (5) to modify, during the pendency of a procurement,
13 the terms, provisions, and conditions of a request for
14 information, request for qualifications, or request for
15 proposals or the technical specifications or form of a
16 public-private agreement;
17 (6) to interview proposers; and
18 (7) any other rights available to the responsible
19 public entity transportation agency under applicable law
20 and regulations.
21 (l) If a proposal is approved, the responsible public
22entity transportation agency shall execute the public-private
23agreement, publish notice of the execution of the
24public-private agreement on its website and in a newspaper or
25newspapers of general circulation within the county or
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1and publish the entire agreement on its website. Any action to
2contest the validity of a public-private agreement entered
3into under this Act must be brought no later than 60 days after
4the date of publication of the notice of execution of the
5public-private agreement.
6 (m) For any transportation project with an estimated
7construction cost of over $50,000,000, the responsible public
8entity transportation agency may also require the approved
9proposer to pay the costs for an independent audit of any and
10all traffic and cost estimates associated with the approved
11proposal, as well as a review of all public costs and potential
12liabilities to which taxpayers could be exposed (including
13improvements to other transportation facilities that may be
14needed as a result of the approved proposal, failure by the
15approved proposer to reimburse the transportation agency for
16services provided, and potential risk and liability in the
17event the approved proposer defaults on the public-private
18agreement or on bonds issued for the project). If required by
19the responsible public entity transportation agency, this
20independent audit must be conducted by an independent
21consultant selected by the transportation agency, and all
22information from the review must be fully disclosed.
23 (n) The responsible public entity transportation agency
24may also apply for, execute, or endorse applications submitted
25by private entities to obtain federal credit assistance for
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1Act.
2(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
3 (630 ILCS 5/30)
4 Sec. 30. Interim agreements.
5 (a) Prior to or in connection with the negotiation of the
6public-private agreement, the responsible public entity
7transportation agency may enter into an interim agreement with
8the approved proposer. Such interim agreement may:
9 (1) permit the approved proposer to commence
10 activities relating to a proposed project as the
11 responsible public entity transportation agency and the
12 approved proposer shall agree to and for which the
13 approved proposer may be compensated, including, but not
14 limited to, project planning, advance right-of-way
15 acquisition, design and engineering, environmental
16 analysis and mitigation, survey, conducting transportation
17 and revenue studies, and ascertaining the availability of
18 financing for the proposed facility or facilities;
19 (2) establish the process and timing of the exclusive
20 negotiation of a public-private agreement with an approved
21 proposer;
22 (3) require that in the event the responsible public
23 entity transportation agency determines not to proceed
24 with a project after the approved proposer and the
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1 executed an interim agreement, and thereby terminates the
2 interim agreement or declines to proceed with negotiation
3 of a public-private agreement with an approved proposer,
4 the responsible public entity transportation agency shall
5 pay to the approved proposer certain fees and costs
6 incurred by the approved proposer;
7 (4) establish the ownership in the State or in the
8 Authority of the concepts and designs in the event of
9 termination of the interim agreement;
10 (5) establish procedures for the selection of
11 professional design firms and subcontractors, which shall
12 include procedures consistent with the Architectural,
13 Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based
14 Selection Act for the selection of design professional
15 firms and may include, in the discretion of the
16 responsible public entity transportation agency,
17 procedures consistent with the low bid procurement
18 procedures outlined in the Illinois Procurement Code for
19 the selection of construction companies; and
20 (6) contain any other provisions related to any aspect
21 of the transportation project that the parties may deem
22 appropriate.
23 (b) A responsible public entity transportation agency may
24enter into an interim agreement with multiple approved
25proposers if the responsible public entity transportation
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1to do so.
2 (c) The approved proposer shall select firms that are
3prequalified by the responsible public entity transportation
4agency pursuant to Section 20 of the Architectural,
5Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection
6Act to provide architectural, engineering, and land surveying
7services to undertake activities related to the transportation
8project.
9(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
10 (630 ILCS 5/35)
11 Sec. 35. Public-private agreements.
12 (a) Unless undertaking actions otherwise permitted in an
13interim agreement entered into under Section 30 of this Act,
14before developing, financing, or operating the transportation
15project, the approved proposer shall enter into a
16public-private agreement with the transportation agency.
17Subject to the requirements of this Act, a public-private
18agreement may provide that the approved proposer, acting on
19behalf of the responsible public entity transportation agency,
20is partially or entirely responsible for any combination of
21developing, financing, or operating the transportation project
22under terms set forth in the public-private agreement.
23 (b) The public-private agreement may, as determined
24appropriate by the responsible public entity transportation
25agency for the particular transportation project, provide for

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1some or all of the following:
2 (1) Development, financing, and operation of the
3 transportation project under terms set forth in the
4 public-private agreement, in any form as deemed
5 appropriate by the responsible public entity
6 transportation agency, including, but not limited to, a
7 long-term concession and lease, a design-bid-build
8 agreement, a design-build agreement, a
9 design-build-maintain agreement, a design-build-finance
10 agreement, a design-build-operate-maintain agreement and a
11 design-build-finance-operate-maintain agreement.
12 (2) Delivery of performance and payment bonds or other
13 performance security determined suitable by the
14 responsible public entity transportation agency, including
15 letters of credit, United States bonds and notes, parent
16 guaranties, and cash collateral, in connection with the
17 development, financing, or operation of the transportation
18 project, in the forms and amounts set forth in the
19 public-private agreement or otherwise determined as
20 satisfactory by the responsible public entity
21 transportation agency to protect the responsible public
22 entity transportation agency and payment bond
23 beneficiaries who have a direct contractual relationship
24 with the contractor or a subcontractor of the contractor
25 to supply labor or material. The payment or performance
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1 required for the portion of a public-private agreement
2 that includes only design, planning, or financing
3 services, the performance of preliminary studies, or the
4 acquisition of real property.
5 (3) Review of plans for any development or operation,
6 or both, of the transportation project by the responsible
7 public entity transportation agency.
8 (4) Inspection of any construction of or improvements
9 to the transportation project by the responsible public
10 entity transportation agency or another entity designated
11 by the responsible public entity transportation agency or
12 under the public-private agreement to ensure that the
13 construction or improvements conform to the standards set
14 forth in the public-private agreement or are otherwise
15 acceptable to the responsible public entity transportation
16 agency.
17 (5) Maintenance of:
18 (A) one or more policies of public liability
19 insurance (copies of which shall be filed with the
20 responsible public entity transportation agency
21 accompanied by proofs of coverage); or
22 (B) self-insurance;
23 each in form and amount as set forth in the public-private
24 agreement or otherwise satisfactory to the responsible
25 public entity transportation agency as reasonably
26 sufficient to insure coverage of tort liability to the

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1 public and employees and to enable the continued operation
2 of the transportation project.
3 (6) Where operations are included within the
4 contractor's obligations under the public-private
5 agreement, monitoring of the maintenance practices of the
6 contractor by the responsible public entity transportation
7 agency or another entity designated by the responsible
8 public entity transportation agency or under the
9 public-private agreement and the taking of the actions the
10 responsible public entity transportation agency finds
11 appropriate to ensure that the transportation project is
12 properly maintained.
13 (7) Reimbursement to be paid to the responsible public
14 entity transportation agency as set forth in the
15 public-private agreement for services provided by the
16 responsible public entity transportation agency.
17 (8) Filing of appropriate financial statements and
18 reports as set forth in the public-private agreement or as
19 otherwise in a form acceptable to the responsible public
20 entity transportation agency on a periodic basis.
21 (9) Compensation or payments to the contractor.
22 Compensation or payments may include any or a combination
23 of the following:
24 (A) a base fee and additional fee for project
25 savings as the design-builder of a construction
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1 (B) a development fee, payable on a lump-sum
2 basis, progress payment basis, time and materials
3 basis, or another basis deemed appropriate by the
4 responsible public entity transportation agency;
5 (C) an operations fee, payable on a lump-sum
6 basis, time and material basis, periodic basis, or
7 another basis deemed appropriate by the responsible
8 public entity transportation agency;
9 (D) some or all of the revenues, if any, arising
10 out of operation of the transportation project;
11 (E) a maximum rate of return on investment or
12 return on equity or a combination of the two;
13 (F) in-kind services, materials, property,
14 equipment, or other items;
15 (G) compensation in the event of any termination;
16 (H) availability payments or similar arrangements
17 whereby payments are made to the contractor pursuant
18 to the terms set forth in the public-private agreement
19 or related agreements; or
20 (I) other compensation set forth in the
21 public-private agreement or otherwise deemed
22 appropriate by the responsible public entity
23 transportation agency.
24 (10) Compensation or payments to the responsible
25 public entity transportation agency, if any. Compensation
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1 following:
2 (A) a concession or lease payment or other fee,
3 which may be payable upfront or on a periodic basis or
4 on another basis deemed appropriate by the responsible
5 public entity transportation agency;
6 (B) sharing of revenues, if any, from the
7 operation of the transportation project;
8 (C) sharing of project savings from the
9 construction of the transportation project;
10 (D) payment for any services, materials,
11 equipment, personnel, or other items provided by the
12 responsible public entity transportation agency to the
13 contractor under the public-private agreement or in
14 connection with the transportation project; or
15 (E) other compensation set forth in the
16 public-private agreement or otherwise deemed
17 appropriate by the responsible public entity
18 transportation agency.
19 (11) The date and terms of termination of the
20 contractor's authority and duties under the public-private
21 agreement and the circumstances under which the
22 contractor's authority and duties may be terminated prior
23 to that date.
24 (12) Reversion of the transportation project to the
25 responsible public entity transportation agency at the
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1 (13) Rights and remedies of the responsible public
2 entity transportation agency in the event that the
3 contractor defaults or otherwise fails to comply with the
4 terms of the public-private agreement.
5 (14) Procedures for the selection of professional
6 design firms and subcontractors, which shall include
7 procedures consistent with the Architectural, Engineering,
8 and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act for
9 the selection of professional design firms and may
10 include, in the discretion of the responsible public
11 entity transportation agency, procedures consistent with
12 the low bid procurement procedures outlined in the
13 Illinois Procurement Code for the selection of
14 construction companies.
15 (15) Other terms, conditions, and provisions that the
16 responsible public entity transportation agency believes
17 are in the public interest.
18 (c) The responsible public entity transportation agency
19may fix and revise the amounts of user fees that a contractor
20may charge and collect for the use of any part of a
21transportation project in accordance with the public-private
22agreement. In fixing the amounts, the responsible public
23entity transportation agency may establish maximum amounts for
24the user fees and may provide that the maximums and any
25increases or decreases of those maximums shall be based upon
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1public entity transportation agency considers appropriate.
2 (d) A public-private agreement may:
3 (1) authorize the imposition of tolls in any manner
4 determined appropriate by the responsible public entity
5 transportation agency for the transportation project;
6 (2) authorize the contractor to adjust the user fees
7 for the use of the transportation project, so long as the
8 amounts charged and collected by the contractor do not
9 exceed the maximum amounts established by the responsible
10 public entity transportation agency under the
11 public-private agreement;
12 (3) provide that any adjustment by the contractor
13 permitted under paragraph (2) of this subsection (d) may
14 be based on the indices, methodologies, or other factors
15 described in the public-private agreement or approved by
16 the responsible public entity transportation agency;
17 (4) authorize the contractor to charge and collect
18 user fees through methods, including, but not limited to,
19 automatic vehicle identification systems, electronic toll
20 collection systems, and, to the extent permitted by law,
21 global positioning system-based, photo-based, or
22 video-based toll collection enforcement, provided that to
23 the maximum extent feasible the contractor will (i)
24 utilize open road tolling methods that allow payment of
25 tolls at highway speeds and (ii) comply with United States
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1 practices with respect to tolling methods; and
2 (5) authorize the collection of user fees by a third
3 party.
4 (e) In the public-private agreement, the responsible
5public entity transportation agency may agree to make grants
6or loans for the development or operation, or both, of the
7transportation project from time to time from amounts received
8from the federal government or any agency or instrumentality
9of the federal government or from any State or local agency.
10 (f) Upon the termination or expiration of the
11public-private agreement, including a termination for default,
12the responsible public entity transportation agency shall have
13the right to take over the transportation project and to
14succeed to all of the right, title, and interest in the
15transportation project. Upon termination or expiration of the
16public-private agreement relating to a transportation project
17undertaken by the Department, all real property acquired as a
18part of the transportation project shall be held in the name of
19the State of Illinois. Upon termination or expiration of the
20public-private agreement relating to a transportation project
21undertaken by the Authority, all real property acquired as a
22part of the transportation project shall be held in the name of
23the Authority.
24 (g) If a responsible public entity transportation agency
25elects to take over a transportation project as provided in
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1transportation agency may do the following:
2 (1) develop, finance, or operate the project,
3 including through a public-private agreement entered into
4 in accordance with this Act; or
5 (2) impose, collect, retain, and use user fees, if
6 any, for the project.
7 (h) If a responsible public entity transportation agency
8elects to take over a transportation project as provided in
9subsection (f) of this Section, the responsible public entity
10transportation agency may use the revenues, if any, for any
11lawful purpose, including to:
12 (1) make payments to individuals or entities in
13 connection with any financing of the transportation
14 project, including through a public-private agreement
15 entered into in accordance with this Act;
16 (2) permit a contractor to receive some or all of the
17 revenues under a public-private agreement entered into
18 under this Act;
19 (3) pay development costs of the project;
20 (4) pay current operation costs of the project or
21 facilities;
22 (5) pay the contractor for any compensation or payment
23 owing upon termination; and
24 (6) pay for the development, financing, or operation
25 of any other project or projects the responsible public
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1 (i) The full faith and credit of the State or any political
2subdivision of the State or the responsible public entity
3transportation agency is not pledged to secure any financing
4of the contractor by the election to take over the
5transportation project. Assumption of development or
6operation, or both, of the transportation project does not
7obligate the State or any political subdivision of the State
8or the responsible public entity transportation agency to pay
9any obligation of the contractor.
10 (j) The responsible public entity transportation agency
11may enter into a public-private agreement with multiple
12approved proposers if the responsible public entity
13transportation agency determines in writing that it is in the
14public interest to do so.
15 (k) A public-private agreement shall not include any
16provision under which the responsible public entity
17transportation agency agrees to restrict or to provide
18compensation to the private entity for the construction or
19operation of a competing transportation facility during the
20term of the public-private agreement.
21 (l) With respect to a public-private agreement entered
22into by the Department, the Department shall certify in its
23State budget request to the Governor each year the amount
24required by the Department during the next State fiscal year
25to enable the Department to make any payment obligated to be
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1agreement, and the Governor shall include that amount in the
2State budget submitted to the General Assembly.
3(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
4 (630 ILCS 5/40)
5 Sec. 40. Development and operations standards for
6transportation projects.
7 (a) The plans and specifications, if any, for each project
8developed under this Act must comply with:
9 (1) the responsible public entity's transportation
10 agency's standards for other projects of a similar nature
11 or as otherwise provided in the public-private agreement;
12 (2) the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989,
13 the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the
14 Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the
15 requirements of Section 30-22 of the Illinois Procurement
16 Code as they apply to responsible bidders, and the
17 Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989; and
18 (3) any other applicable State or federal standards.
19 (b) Each highway project constructed or operated under
20this Act is considered to be part of:
21 (1) the State highway system for purposes of
22 identification, maintenance standards, and enforcement of
23 traffic laws if the highway project is under the
24 jurisdiction of the Department; or
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1 identification, maintenance standards, and enforcement of
2 traffic laws if the highway project is under the
3 jurisdiction of the Authority.
4 (c) Any unit of local government or State agency may enter
5into agreements with the contractor for maintenance or other
6services under this Act.
7 (d) Any electronic toll collection system used on a toll
8highway, bridge, or tunnel as part of a transportation project
9must be compatible with the electronic toll collection system
10used by the Authority. The Authority is authorized to
11construct, operate, and maintain any electronic toll
12collection system used on a toll highway, bridge, or tunnel as
13part of a transportation project pursuant to an agreement with
14the responsible public entity transportation agency or the
15contractor responsible for the transportation project. All
16private entities and public agencies shall have an equal
17opportunity to contract with the Authority to provide
18construction, operation, and maintenance services. In
19addition, during the procurement of a public-private
20agreement, these construction, operation, and maintenance
21services shall be available under identical terms to each
22private entity participating in the procurement. To the extent
23that a public-private agreement or an agreement with a public
24agency under subsection (c) of Section 20 of this Act
25authorizes tolling, the responsible public entities
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1public-private partnership or a public agency under an
2agreement pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 20 of this Act
3shall comply with subsection (a-5) of Section 10 of the Toll
4Highway Act as it relates to toll enforcement.
5(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
6 (630 ILCS 5/45)
7 Sec. 45. Financial arrangements.
8 (a) The responsible public entity transportation agency
9may do any combination of applying for, executing, or
10endorsing applications submitted by private entities to obtain
11federal, State, or local credit assistance for transportation
12projects developed, financed, or operated under this Act,
13including loans, lines of credit, and guarantees.
14 (b) The responsible public entity transportation agency
15may take any action to obtain federal, State, or local
16assistance for a transportation project that serves the public
17purpose of this Act and may enter into any contracts required
18to receive the federal assistance. The responsible public
19entity transportation agency may determine that it serves the
20public purpose of this Act for all or any portion of the costs
21of a transportation project to be paid, directly or
22indirectly, from the proceeds of a grant or loan, line of
23credit, or loan guarantee made by a local, State, or federal
24government or any agency or instrumentality of a local, State,
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1limited to, federal credit assistance pursuant to the
2Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
3(TIFIA).
4 (c) The responsible public entity transportation agency
5may agree to make grants or loans for the development,
6financing, or operation of a transportation project from time
7to time, from amounts received from the federal, State, or
8local government or any agency or instrumentality of the
9federal, State, or local government.
10 (d) Any financing of a transportation project may be in
11the amounts and upon the terms and conditions that are
12determined by the parties to the public-private agreement.
13 (e) For the purpose of financing a transportation project,
14the contractor and the responsible public entity
15transportation agency may do the following:
16 (1) propose to use any and all revenues that may be
17 available to them;
18 (2) enter into grant agreements;
19 (3) access any other funds available to the
20 responsible public entity transportation agency; and
21 (4) accept grants from the responsible public entity
22 transportation agency or other public or private agency or
23 entity.
24 (f) For the purpose of financing a transportation project,
25public funds, including public or private pension funds, may
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1behalf of the contractor or other private entities.
2 (g) For the purpose of financing a transportation project,
3each responsible public entity transportation agency is
4authorized to do any combination of applying for, executing,
5or endorsing applications for an allocation of tax-exempt bond
6financing authorization provided by Section 142(m) of the
7United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as financing
8available under any other federal law or program.
9 (h) Any bonds, debt, or other securities or other
10financing issued by or on behalf of a contractor for the
11purposes of a project undertaken under this Act shall not be
12deemed to constitute a debt of the State or any political
13subdivision of the State or a pledge of the faith and credit of
14the State or any political subdivision of the State.
15(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
16 (630 ILCS 5/50)
17 Sec. 50. Acquisition of property.
18 (a) The responsible public entity transportation agency
19may exercise any power of condemnation or eminent domain,
20including quick-take powers, that it has under law, including,
21in the case of the Department, all powers for acquisition of
22property rights granted it in the Illinois Highway Code, for
23the purpose of acquiring any lands or estates or interests in
24land for a transportation project to the extent provided in
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1the responsible public entity transportation agency finds that
2the action serves the public purpose of this Act and deems it
3appropriate in the exercise of its powers under this Act.
4 (b) The responsible public entity transportation agency
5and a contractor may enter into the leases, licenses,
6easements, and other grants of property interests that the
7responsible public entity transportation agency determines
8necessary to carry out this Act.
9(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
10 (630 ILCS 5/55)
11 Sec. 55. Labor.
12 (a) A public-private agreement related to a transportation
13project pertaining to the building, altering, repairing,
14maintaining, improving, or demolishing a transportation
15facility shall require the contractor and all subcontractors
16to comply with the requirements of Section 30-22 of the
17Illinois Procurement Code as they apply to responsible bidders
18and to present satisfactory evidence of that compliance to the
19responsible public entity transportation agency, unless the
20transportation project is federally funded and the application
21of those requirements would jeopardize the receipt or use of
22federal funds in support of the transportation project.
23 (b) A public-private agreement related to a transportation
24project pertaining to a new transportation facility shall
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1utilized by the Department.
2(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
3 (630 ILCS 5/65)
4 Sec. 65. Term of agreement; reversion of property to
5responsible public entity transportation agency.
6 (a) The term of a public-private agreement, including all
7extensions, may not exceed 99 years.
8 (b) The responsible public entity transportation agency
9shall terminate the contractor's authority and duties under
10the public-private agreement on the date set forth in the
11public-private agreement.
12 (c) Upon termination of the public-private agreement, the
13authority and duties of the contractor under this Act cease,
14except for those duties and obligations that extend beyond the
15termination, as set forth in the public-private agreement, and
16all interests in the transportation facility shall revert to
17the responsible public entity transportation agency.
18(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
19 (630 ILCS 5/70)
20 Sec. 70. Additional powers of responsible public entities
21transportation agencies with respect to transportation
22projects.
23 (a) Each responsible public entity transportation agency
24may exercise any powers provided under this Act in

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1participation or cooperation with any governmental entity and
2enter into any contracts to facilitate that participation or
3cooperation without compliance with any other statute. Each
4responsible public entity transportation agency shall
5cooperate with each other and with other governmental entities
6in carrying out transportation projects under this Act.
7 (b) Each responsible public entity transportation agency
8may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary
9or incidental to the performance of the responsible public
10entity's transportation agency's duties and the execution of
11the responsible public entity's transportation agency's powers
12under this Act. Except as otherwise required by law, these
13contracts or agreements are not subject to any approvals other
14than the approval of the responsible public entity
15transportation agency and may be for any term of years and
16contain any terms that are considered reasonable by the
17responsible public entity transportation agency.
18 (c) Each responsible public entity transportation agency
19may pay the costs incurred under a public-private agreement
20entered into under this Act from any funds available to the
21responsible public entity transportation agency under this Act
22or any other statute.
23 (d) A responsible public entity transportation agency or
24other State agency may not take any action that would impair a
25public-private agreement entered into under this Act.
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1may enter into an agreement between and among the contractor,
2the responsible public entity transportation agency, and the
3Illinois State Police concerning the provision of law
4enforcement assistance with respect to a transportation
5project that is the subject of a public-private agreement
6under this Act.
7 (f) Each responsible public entity transportation agency
8is authorized to enter into arrangements with the Illinois
9State Police related to costs incurred in providing law
10enforcement assistance under this Act.
11(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)
12 (630 ILCS 5/80)
13 Sec. 80. Powers liberally construed. The powers conferred
14by this Act shall be liberally construed in order to
15accomplish their purposes and shall be in addition and
16supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law. If any
17other law or rule is inconsistent with this Act, this Act is
18controlling as to any public-private agreement entered into
19under this Act. To implement the powers conferred by this Act,
20the responsible public entity transportation agency may
21establish rules and procedures for the procurement of a
22public-private agreement under this Act. Nothing contained in
23this Act is intended to supersede applicable federal law or to
24foreclose the use or potential use of federal funds. In the
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1applicable federal law or would have the effect of foreclosing
2the use or potential use of federal funds, the applicable
3federal law or funding condition shall prevail, but only to
4the extent of such inconsistency.
5(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
6 (630 ILCS 5/85)
7 Sec. 85. Full and complete authority. This Act contains
8full and complete authority for agreements and leases with
9private entities to carry out the activities described in this
10Act. Except as otherwise required by law, no procedure,
11proceedings, publications, notices, consents, approvals,
12orders, or acts by the responsible public entity
13transportation agency or any other State or local agency or
14official are required to enter into an agreement or lease.
15(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
16
ARTICLE 95. LICENSING OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
17 Section 95-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
18adding Section 20-57 as follows:
19 (30 ILCS 500/20-57 new)
20 Sec. 20-57. Software licensing contracts. A contract
21entered into by a public agency for the licensing of software
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1server hardware may not limit the public agency's ability to
2install or run the software on any of the public agency's
3hardware.
4
ARTICLE 97. PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION BONDS
5 Section 97-5. The Public Construction Bond Act is amended
6by changing Section 1 as follows:
7 (30 ILCS 550/1) (from Ch. 29, par. 15)
8 Sec. 1. Except as otherwise provided by this Act, until
9January 1, 2029, all officials, boards, commissions, or agents
10of this State, or of any political subdivision thereof, in
11making contracts for public work of any kind costing over
12$150,000 $50,000 to be performed for the State, or of any
13political subdivision thereof, shall require every contractor
14for the work to furnish, supply and deliver a bond to the
15State, or to the political subdivision thereof entering into
16the contract, as the case may be, with good and sufficient
17sureties. The surety on the bond shall be a company that is
18licensed by the Department of Insurance authorizing it to
19execute surety bonds and the company shall have a financial
20strength rating of at least A- as rated by A.M. Best Company,
21Inc., Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's
22Corporation, or a similar rating agency. The amount of the
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1commissioners or agents, and the bond, among other conditions,
2shall be conditioned for the completion of the contract, for
3the payment of material, apparatus, fixtures, and machinery
4used in the work and for all labor performed in the work,
5whether by subcontractor or otherwise.
6 Until January 1, 2029, when making contracts for public
7works to be constructed, the Department of Transportation and
8the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority shall require every
9contractor for those works to furnish, supply, and deliver a
10bond to the Department or the Authority, as the case may be,
11with good and sufficient sureties only if the public works
12contract will cost more than $500,000. The Department of
13Transportation and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
14shall publicly display the following information by website or
15annual report and shall provide that information to interested
16parties upon request:
17 (1) a list of each of its defaulted public works
18 contracts, including the value of the award, the adjusted
19 contract value, and the amount remaining unpaid by the
20 Department or Authority, as applicable;
21 (2) the number and the aggregate amount of payment
22 claims made under the Mechanics Lien Act along with the
23 number of contracts in which payment claims are made under
24 the Mechanics Lien Act;
25 (3) for each of its public improvement contracts,
26 regardless of the contract value, the aggregate annual

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1 revenue of the contractor derived from contracts with the
2 State;
3 (4) for each of its public works contracts, regardless
4 of contract value, the identity of the surety providing
5 the contract bond, payment and performance bond, or both;
6 and
7 (5) for each of its public works contracts, regardless
8 of the bond threshold, a list of bidders for each public
9 works contract, and the amount bid by each bidder.
10 Until January 1, 2029, local governmental units may
11require a bond, by ordinance or resolution, for public works
12contracts valued at $150,000 or less.
13 On and after January 1, 2029, all officials, boards,
14commissions, or agents of this State, or of any political
15subdivision thereof, in making contracts for public work of
16any kind costing over $50,000 to be performed for the State, or
17of any political subdivision thereof, shall require every
18contractor for the work to furnish, supply and deliver a bond
19to the State, or to the political subdivision thereof entering
20into the contract, as the case may be, with good and sufficient
21sureties. The surety on the bond shall be a company that is
22licensed by the Department of Insurance authorizing it to
23execute surety bonds and the company shall have a financial
24strength rating of at least A- as rated by A.M. Best Company,
25Inc., Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's
26Corporation, or a similar rating agency. The amount of the

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1bond shall be fixed by the officials, boards, commissions,
2commissioners or agents, and the bond, among other conditions,
3shall be conditioned for the completion of the contract, for
4the payment of material, apparatus, fixtures, and machinery
5used in the work and for all labor performed in the work,
6whether by subcontractor or otherwise.
7 If the contract is for emergency repairs as provided in
8the Illinois Procurement Code, proof of payment for all labor,
9materials, apparatus, fixtures, and machinery may be furnished
10in lieu of the bond required by this Section.
11 Each such bond is deemed to contain the following
12provisions whether such provisions are inserted in such bond
13or not:
14 "The principal and sureties on this bond agree that all
15the undertakings, covenants, terms, conditions and agreements
16of the contract or contracts entered into between the
17principal and the State or any political subdivision thereof
18will be performed and fulfilled and to pay all persons, firms
19and corporations having contracts with the principal or with
20subcontractors, all just claims due them under the provisions
21of such contracts for labor performed or materials furnished
22in the performance of the contract on account of which this
23bond is given, when such claims are not satisfied out of the
24contract price of the contract on account of which this bond is
25given, after final settlement between the officer, board,
26commission or agent of the State or of any political

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1subdivision thereof and the principal has been made.".
2 Each bond securing contracts between the Capital
3Development Board or any board of a public institution of
4higher education and a contractor shall contain the following
5provisions, whether the provisions are inserted in the bond or
6not:
7 "Upon the default of the principal with respect to
8undertakings, covenants, terms, conditions, and agreements,
9the termination of the contractor's right to proceed with the
10work, and written notice of that default and termination by
11the State or any political subdivision to the surety
12("Notice"), the surety shall promptly remedy the default by
13taking one of the following actions:
14 (1) The surety shall complete the work pursuant to a
15 written takeover agreement, using a completing contractor
16 jointly selected by the surety and the State or any
17 political subdivision; or
18 (2) The surety shall pay a sum of money to the obligee,
19 up to the penal sum of the bond, that represents the
20 reasonable cost to complete the work that exceeds the
21 unpaid balance of the contract sum.
22 The surety shall respond to the Notice within 15 working
23days of receipt indicating the course of action that it
24intends to take or advising that it requires more time to
25investigate the default and select a course of action. If the
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1default and select a course of action or if the surety elects
2to complete the work with a completing contractor that is not
3prepared to commence performance within 15 working days after
4receipt of Notice, and if the State or any political
5subdivision determines it is in the best interest of the State
6to maintain the progress of the work, the State or any
7political subdivision may continue to work until the
8completing contractor is prepared to commence performance.
9Unless otherwise agreed to by the procuring agency, in no case
10may the surety take longer than 30 working days to advise the
11State or political subdivision on the course of action it
12intends to take. The surety shall be liable for reasonable
13costs incurred by the State or any political subdivision to
14maintain the progress to the extent the costs exceed the
15unpaid balance of the contract sum, subject to the penal sum of
16the bond.".
17 The surety bond required by this Section may be acquired
18from the company, agent or broker of the contractor's choice.
19The bond and sureties shall be subject to the right of
20reasonable approval or disapproval, including suspension, by
21the State or political subdivision thereof concerned. Except
22as otherwise provided in this Section, in the case of State
23construction contracts, a contractor shall not be required to
24post a cash bond or letter of credit in addition to or as a
25substitute for the surety bond required by this Section.
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1works, a local governmental unit may not withhold retainage
2from any payment to a contractor who furnishes the bond or bond
3substitute required by this Act in an amount in excess of 10%
4of any payment made prior to the date of completion of 50% of
5the contract for public works. When a contract for public
6works is 50% complete, the local governmental unit shall
7reduce the retainage so that no more than 5% is held. After the
8contract is 50% complete, no more than 5% of the amount of any
9subsequent payments made under the contract for public works
10may be withheld as retainage.
11 Prior to the completion of 50% of the contract for public
12works, the contractor and their respective subcontractors
13shall not withhold from their subcontractors retainage in
14excess of 10% of any payment made prior to the date of
15completion of 50% of the contract for public works. When the
16contract for public works is 50% complete, the contractor and
17its subcontractors shall reduce the retainage so that no more
18than 5% is withheld from their respective subcontractors.
19After the contract is 50% complete, the contractor and its
20subcontractors shall not withhold more than 5% of the amount
21of any subsequent payments made under the contract to their
22respective subcontractors.
23 When other than motor fuel tax funds, federal-aid funds,
24or other funds received from the State are used, a political
25subdivision may allow the contractor to provide a
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1the bond required by this Section, on contracts under $100,000
2to comply with the requirements of this Section. Any such bank
3letter of credit shall contain all provisions required for
4bonds by this Section.
5 In order to reduce barriers to entry for diverse and small
6businesses, the Department of Transportation may implement a
75-year pilot program to allow a contractor to provide a
8non-diminishing irrevocable bank letter of credit in lieu of
9the bond required by this Section on contracts under $500,000.
10Projects selected by the Department of Transportation for this
11pilot program must be classified by the Department as low-risk
12scope of work contracts. The Department shall adopt rules to
13define the criteria for pilot project selection and
14implementation of the pilot program.
15 In For the purposes of this Section: , the terms
16"material"
17 "Local governmental unit" has the meaning ascribed to it
18in Section 2 of the Local Government Prompt Payment Act.
19 "Material", "labor", "apparatus", "fixtures", and
20"machinery" include those rented items that are on the
21construction site and those rented tools that are used or
22consumed on the construction site in the performance of the
23contract on account of which the bond is given.
24(Source: P.A. 101-65, eff. 1-1-20; 102-968, eff. 1-1-23.)
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1
REQUIREMENTS
2 Section 98-5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
3changing Sections 20-160 and 50-37 as follows:
4 (30 ILCS 500/20-160)
5 Sec. 20-160. Business entities; certification;
6registration with the State Board of Elections.
7 (a) For purposes of this Section, the terms "business
8entity", "contract", "State contract", "contract with a State
9agency", "State agency", "affiliated entity", and "affiliated
10person" have the meanings ascribed to those terms in Section
1150-37.
12 (b) Every bid and offer submitted to and every contract
13executed by the State on or after January 1, 2009 (the
14effective date of Public Act 95-971) and every submission to a
15vendor portal shall contain (1) a certification by the bidder,
16offeror, vendor, or contractor that either (i) the bidder,
17offeror, vendor, or contractor is not required to register as
18a business entity with the State Board of Elections pursuant
19to this Section or (ii) the bidder, offeror, vendor, or
20contractor has registered as a business entity with the State
21Board of Elections and acknowledges a continuing duty to
22update the registration and (2) a statement that the contract
23is voidable under Section 50-60 for the bidder's, offeror's,
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1 (c) Each business entity (i) whose aggregate pending bids
2and proposals on State contracts annually total more than
3$50,000, (ii) whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on
4State contracts combined with the business entity's aggregate
5annual total value of State contracts exceed $50,000, or (iii)
6whose contracts with State agencies, in the aggregate,
7annually total more than $50,000 shall register with the State
8Board of Elections in accordance with Section 9-35 of the
9Election Code. A business entity required to register under
10this subsection due to item (i) or (ii) has a continuing duty
11to ensure that the registration is accurate during the period
12beginning on the date of registration and ending on the day
13after the date the contract is awarded; any change in
14information must be reported to the State Board of Elections 5
15business days following such change or no later than a day
16before the contract is awarded, whichever date is earlier. A
17business entity required to register under this subsection due
18to item (iii) has a continuing duty to ensure that the
19registration is accurate in accordance with subsection (e).
20 (d) Any business entity, not required under subsection (c)
21to register, whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on
22State contracts annually total more than $50,000, or whose
23aggregate pending bids and proposals on State contracts
24combined with the business entity's aggregate annual total
25value of State contracts exceed $50,000, shall register with
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1of the Election Code prior to submitting to a State agency the
2bid or proposal whose value causes the business entity to fall
3within the monetary description of this subsection. A business
4entity required to register under this subsection has a
5continuing duty to ensure that the registration is accurate
6during the period beginning on the date of registration and
7ending on the day after the date the contract is awarded. Any
8change in information must be reported to the State Board of
9Elections within 5 business days following such change or no
10later than a day before the contract is awarded, whichever
11date is earlier.
12 (e) A business entity whose contracts with State agencies,
13in the aggregate, annually total more than $50,000 must
14maintain its registration under this Section and has a
15continuing duty to ensure that the registration is accurate
16for the duration of the term of office of the incumbent
17officeholder awarding the contracts or for a period of 2 years
18following the expiration or termination of the contracts,
19whichever is longer. A business entity, required to register
20under this subsection, has a continuing duty to report any
21changes on a quarterly basis to the State Board of Elections
22within 14 calendar days following the last day of January,
23April, July, and October of each year. Any update pursuant to
24this paragraph that is received beyond that date is presumed
25late and the civil penalty authorized by subsection (e) of
26Section 9-35 of the Election Code may be assessed.

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1 Also, if a business entity required to register under this
2subsection has a pending bid or offer, any change in
3information shall be reported to the State Board of Elections
4within 7 calendar days following such change or no later than a
5day before the contract is awarded, whichever date is earlier.
6 (f) A business entity's continuing duty under this Section
7to ensure the accuracy of its registration includes the
8requirement that the business entity notify the State Board of
9Elections of any change in information, including, but not
10limited to, changes of affiliated entities or affiliated
11persons.
12 (g) For any bid or offer for a contract with a State agency
13by a business entity required to register under this Section,
14the chief procurement officer shall verify that the business
15entity is required to register under this Section and is in
16compliance with the registration requirements on the date the
17bid or offer is due. A chief procurement officer shall not
18accept a bid or offer if the business entity is not in
19compliance with the registration requirements as of the date
20bids or offers are due. Upon discovery of noncompliance with
21this Section, if the bidder or offeror made a good faith effort
22to comply with registration efforts prior to the date the bid
23or offer is due, a chief procurement officer may provide the
24bidder or offeror 5 business days to achieve compliance. A
25chief procurement officer may extend the time to prove
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1failure within the State Board of Elections' registration
2system.
3 (h) A registration, and any changes to a registration,
4must include the business entity's verification of accuracy
5and subjects the business entity to the penalties of the laws
6of this State for perjury.
7 In addition to any penalty under Section 9-35 of the
8Election Code, intentional, willful, or material failure to
9disclose information required for registration shall render
10the contract, bid, offer, or other procurement relationship
11voidable by the chief procurement officer if he or she deems it
12to be in the best interest of the State of Illinois.
13 (i) This Section applies regardless of the method of
14source selection used in awarding the contract.
15(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)
16 (30 ILCS 500/50-37)
17 Sec. 50-37. Prohibition of political contributions.
18 (a) As used in this Section:
19 The terms "contract", "State contract", and "contract
20 with a State agency" each mean any contract, as defined in
21 this Code, between a business entity and a State agency
22 let or awarded pursuant to this Code. The terms
23 "contract", "State contract", and "contract with a State
24 agency" do not include cost reimbursement contracts;
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1 of this Code; contracts for projects eligible for full or
2 partial federal-aid funding reimbursements authorized by
3 the Federal Highway Administration; grants, including but
4 are not limited to grants for job training or
5 transportation; and grants, loans, or tax credit
6 agreements for economic development purposes.
7 "Contribution" means a contribution as defined in
8 Section 9-1.4 of the Election Code.
9 "Declared candidate" means a person who has filed a
10 statement of candidacy and petition for nomination or
11 election in the principal office of the State Board of
12 Elections.
13 "State agency" means and includes all boards,
14 commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and
15 bodies politic and corporate of the State, created by or
16 in accordance with the Illinois Constitution or State
17 statute, of the executive branch of State government and
18 does include colleges, universities, public employee
19 retirement systems, and institutions under the
20 jurisdiction of the governing boards of the University of
21 Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State
22 University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois
23 University, Western Illinois University, Chicago State
24 University, Governors State University, Northeastern
25 Illinois University, and the Illinois Board of Higher
26 Education.

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1 "Officeholder" means the Governor, Lieutenant
2 Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State,
3 Comptroller, or Treasurer. The Governor shall be
4 considered the officeholder responsible for awarding all
5 contracts by all officers and employees of, and potential
6 contractors and others doing business with, executive
7 branch State agencies under the jurisdiction of the
8 Executive Ethics Commission and not within the
9 jurisdiction of the Attorney General, the Secretary of
10 State, the Comptroller, or the Treasurer.
11 "Sponsoring entity" means a sponsoring entity as
12 defined in Section 9-3 of the Election Code.
13 "Affiliated person" means (i) any person with any
14 ownership interest or distributive share of the bidding or
15 contracting business entity in excess of 7.5%, (ii)
16 executive employees of the bidding or contracting business
17 entity, and (iii) the spouse of any such persons.
18 "Affiliated person" does not include a person prohibited
19 by federal law from making contributions or expenditures
20 in connection with a federal, state, or local election.
21 "Affiliated entity" means (i) any corporate parent and
22 each operating subsidiary of the bidding or contracting
23 business entity, (ii) each operating subsidiary of the
24 corporate parent of the bidding or contracting business
25 entity, (iii) any organization recognized by the United
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1 organization described in Section 501(c) of the Internal
2 Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provision of
3 federal tax law) established by the bidding or contracting
4 business entity, any affiliated entity of that business
5 entity, or any affiliated person of that business entity,
6 or (iv) any political committee for which the bidding or
7 contracting business entity, or any 501(c) organization
8 described in item (iii) related to that business entity,
9 is the sponsoring entity. "Affiliated entity" does not
10 include an entity prohibited by federal law from making
11 contributions or expenditures in connection with a
12 federal, state, or local election.
13 "Business entity" means any entity doing business for
14 profit, whether organized as a corporation, partnership,
15 sole proprietorship, limited liability company or
16 partnership, or otherwise.
17 "Executive employee" means (i) the President,
18 Chairman, or Chief Executive Officer of a business entity
19 and any other individual that fulfills equivalent duties
20 as the President, Chairman of the Board, or Chief
21 Executive Officer of a business entity; and (ii) any
22 employee of a business entity whose compensation is
23 determined directly, in whole or in part, by the award or
24 payment of contracts by a State agency to the entity
25 employing the employee. A regular salary that is paid
26 irrespective of the award or payment of a contract with a

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1 State agency shall not constitute "compensation" under
2 item (ii) of this definition. "Executive employee" does
3 not include any person prohibited by federal law from
4 making contributions or expenditures in connection with a
5 federal, state, or local election.
6 (b) Any business entity whose contracts with State
7agencies, in the aggregate, annually total more than $50,000,
8and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such
9business entity, are prohibited from making any contributions
10to any political committees established to promote the
11candidacy of (i) the officeholder responsible for awarding the
12contracts or (ii) any other declared candidate for that
13office. This prohibition shall be effective for the duration
14of the term of office of the incumbent officeholder awarding
15the contracts or for a period of 2 years following the
16expiration or termination of the contracts, whichever is
17longer.
18 (c) Any business entity whose aggregate pending bids and
19offers on State contracts total more than $50,000, or whose
20aggregate pending bids and offers on State contracts combined
21with the business entity's aggregate annual total value of
22State contracts exceed $50,000, and any affiliated entities or
23affiliated persons of such business entity, are prohibited
24from making any contributions to any political committee
25established to promote the candidacy of the officeholder
26responsible for awarding the contract on which the business

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1entity has submitted a bid or offer during the period
2beginning on the date the invitation for bids, request for
3proposals, or any other procurement opportunity is issued and
4ending on the day after the date the contract is awarded.
5 (c-5) For the purposes of the prohibitions under
6subsections (b) and (c) of this Section, (i) any contribution
7made to a political committee established to promote the
8candidacy of the Governor or a declared candidate for the
9office of Governor shall also be considered as having been
10made to a political committee established to promote the
11candidacy of the Lieutenant Governor, in the case of the
12Governor, or the declared candidate for Lieutenant Governor
13having filed a joint petition, or write-in declaration of
14intent, with the declared candidate for Governor, as
15applicable, and (ii) any contribution made to a political
16committee established to promote the candidacy of the
17Lieutenant Governor or a declared candidate for the office of
18Lieutenant Governor shall also be considered as having been
19made to a political committee established to promote the
20candidacy of the Governor, in the case of the Lieutenant
21Governor, or the declared candidate for Governor having filed
22a joint petition, or write-in declaration of intent, with the
23declared candidate for Lieutenant Governor, as applicable.
24 (d) All contracts between State agencies and a business
25entity that violate subsection (b) or (c) shall be voidable
26under Section 50-60. If a business entity violates subsection

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1(b) 3 or more times within a 36-month period, then all
2contracts between State agencies and that business entity
3shall be void, and that business entity shall not bid or
4respond to any invitation to bid or request for proposals from
5any State agency or otherwise enter into any contract with any
6State agency for 3 years from the date of the last violation. A
7notice of each violation and the penalty imposed shall be
8published in both the Procurement Bulletin and the Illinois
9Register.
10 (e) Any political committee that has received a
11contribution in violation of subsection (b) or (c) shall pay
12an amount equal to the value of the contribution to the State
13no more than 30 calendar days after notice of the violation
14concerning the contribution appears in the Illinois Register.
15Payments received by the State pursuant to this subsection
16shall be deposited into the general revenue fund.
17(Source: P.A. 97-411, eff. 8-16-11; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)
18
ARTICLE 100. LAND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY PROJECTS
19 Section 100-5. The Illinois Solid Waste Management Act is
20amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
21 (415 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7053)
22 Sec. 3. State agency materials recycling program.
23 (a) All State agencies and local governments shall

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1consider whether compost products can be used in the land
2maintenance activity project when soliciting and reviewing
3bids for land maintenance activity projects. If compost
4products can be used in the project, the State agency or local
5government must use compost products unless the compost
6products: responsible for the maintenance of public lands in
7the State shall, to the maximum extent feasible, use compost
8materials in all land maintenance activities which are to be
9paid with public funds.
10 (1) are not available within a reasonable period of
11 time;
12 (2) do not comply with existing purchasing standards;
13 or
14 (3) do not comply with federal or State health and
15 safety standards.
16 Beginning January 1, 2024, the Department of
17Transportation shall report each year to the General Assembly:
18 (i) the volume of compost used in State highway
19 construction projects;
20 (ii) the status of compost and compost-based products
21 used in State highway construction projects; and
22 (iii) recommendations to maximize the use of compost
23 as a recycled material in State highway construction
24 projects.
25 State agencies and local governments are encouraged to
26give priority to purchasing compost products from companies

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1that produce compost products locally, are certified by a
2nationally recognized organization, and produce compost
3products that are derived from municipal solid waste compost
4programs.
5 (a-5) All State agencies responsible for the maintenance
6of public lands in the State shall review its procurement
7specifications and policies to determine (1) if incorporating
8compost materials will help reduce stormwater run-off and
9increase infiltration of moisture in land maintenance
10activities and (2) the current recycled content usage and
11potential for additional recycled content usage by the Agency
12in land maintenance activities and report to the General
13Assembly by December 15, 2015.
14 (b) The Department of Central Management Services, in
15coordination with the Agency, shall implement waste reduction
16programs, including source separation and collection, for
17office wastepaper, corrugated containers, newsprint and mixed
18paper, in all State buildings as appropriate and feasible.
19Such waste reduction programs shall be designed to achieve
20waste reductions of at least 25% of all such waste by December
2131, 1995, and at least 50% of all such waste by December 31,
222000. Any source separation and collection program shall
23include, at a minimum, procedures for collecting and storing
24recyclable materials, bins or containers for storing
25materials, and contractual or other arrangements with buyers
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1Department of Central Management Services, in coordination
2with the Agency, may modify programs developed pursuant to
3this Section.
4 The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now
5Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) shall conduct
6waste categorization studies of all State facilities for
7calendar years 1991, 1995 and 2000. Such studies shall be
8designed to assist the Department of Central Management
9Services to achieve the waste reduction goals established in
10this subsection.
11 (c) Each State agency shall, upon consultation with the
12Agency, periodically review its procurement procedures and
13specifications related to the purchase of products or
14supplies. Such procedures and specifications shall be modified
15as necessary to require the procuring agency to seek out
16products and supplies that contain recycled materials, and to
17ensure that purchased products or supplies are reusable,
18durable or made from recycled materials whenever economically
19and practically feasible. In choosing among products or
20supplies that contain recycled material, consideration shall
21be given to products and supplies with the highest recycled
22material content that is consistent with the effective and
23efficient use of the product or supply.
24 (d) Wherever economically and practically feasible, the
25Department of Central Management Services shall procure
26recycled paper and paper products as follows:

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1 (1) Beginning July 1, 1989, at least 10% of the total
2 dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the
3 Department of Central Management Services shall be
4 recycled paper and paper products.
5 (2) Beginning July 1, 1992, at least 25% of the total
6 dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the
7 Department of Central Management Services shall be
8 recycled paper and paper products.
9 (3) Beginning July 1, 1996, at least 40% of the total
10 dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the
11 Department of Central Management Services shall be
12 recycled paper and paper products.
13 (4) Beginning July 1, 2000, at least 50% of the total
14 dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the
15 Department of Central Management Services shall be
16 recycled paper and paper products.
17 (e) Paper and paper products purchased from private
18vendors pursuant to printing contracts are not considered
19paper products for the purposes of subsection (d). However,
20the Department of Central Management Services shall report to
21the General Assembly on an annual basis the total dollar value
22of printing contracts awarded to private sector vendors that
23included the use of recycled paper.
24 (f)(1) Wherever economically and practically feasible,
25 the recycled paper and paper products referred to in
26 subsection (d) shall contain postconsumer or recovered

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1 paper materials as specified by paper category in this
2 subsection:
3 (i) Recycled high grade printing and writing paper
4 shall contain at least 50% recovered paper material.
5 Such recovered paper material, until July 1, 1994,
6 shall consist of at least 20% deinked stock or
7 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1994,
8 shall consist of at least 25% deinked stock or
9 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996,
10 shall consist of at least 30% deinked stock or
11 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1998,
12 shall consist of at least 40% deinked stock or
13 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000,
14 shall consist of at least 50% deinked stock or
15 postconsumer material.
16 (ii) Recycled tissue products, until July 1, 1994,
17 shall contain at least 25% postconsumer material; and
18 beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 30%
19 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996,
20 shall contain at least 35% postconsumer material; and
21 beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 40%
22 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000,
23 shall contain at least 45% postconsumer material.
24 (iii) Recycled newsprint, until July 1, 1994,
25 shall contain at least 40% postconsumer material; and
26 beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 50%

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1 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996,
2 shall contain at least 60% postconsumer material; and
3 beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 70%
4 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000,
5 shall contain at least 80% postconsumer material.
6 (iv) Recycled unbleached packaging, until July 1,
7 1994, shall contain at least 35% postconsumer
8 material; and beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at
9 least 40% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1,
10 1996, shall contain at least 45% postconsumer
11 material; and beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at
12 least 50% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1,
13 2000, shall contain at least 55% postconsumer
14 material.
15 (v) Recycled paperboard, until July 1, 1994, shall
16 contain at least 80% postconsumer material; and
17 beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 85%
18 postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996,
19 shall contain at least 90% postconsumer material; and
20 beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 95%
21 postconsumer material.
22 (2) For the purposes of this Section, "postconsumer
23 material" includes:
24 (i) paper, paperboard, and fibrous wastes from
25 retail stores, office buildings, homes, and so forth,
26 after the waste has passed through its end usage as a

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1 consumer item, including used corrugated boxes, old
2 newspapers, mixed waste paper, tabulating cards, and
3 used cordage; and
4 (ii) all paper, paperboard, and fibrous wastes
5 that are diverted or separated from the municipal
6 solid waste stream.
7 (3) For the purposes of this Section, "recovered paper
8 material" includes:
9 (i) postconsumer material;
10 (ii) dry paper and paperboard waste generated
11 after completion of the papermaking process (that is,
12 those manufacturing operations up to and including the
13 cutting and trimming of the paper machine reel into
14 smaller rolls or rough sheets), including envelope
15 cuttings, bindery trimmings, and other paper and
16 paperboard waste resulting from printing, cutting,
17 forming, and other converting operations, or from bag,
18 box and carton manufacturing, and butt rolls, mill
19 wrappers, and rejected unused stock; and
20 (iii) finished paper and paperboard from obsolete
21 inventories of paper and paperboard manufacturers,
22 merchants, wholesalers, dealers, printers, converters,
23 or others.
24 (g) The Department of Central Management Services may
25adopt regulations to carry out the provisions and purposes of
26this Section.

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1 (h) Every State agency shall, in its procurement
2documents, specify that, whenever economically and practically
3feasible, a product to be procured must consist, wholly or in
4part, of recycled materials, or be recyclable or reusable in
5whole or in part. When applicable, if state guidelines are not
6already prescribed, State agencies shall follow USEPA
7guidelines for federal procurement.
8 (i) All State agencies shall cooperate with the Department
9of Central Management Services in carrying out this Section.
10The Department of Central Management Services may enter into
11cooperative purchasing agreements with other governmental
12units in order to obtain volume discounts, or for other
13reasons in accordance with the Governmental Joint Purchasing
14Act, or in accordance with the Intergovernmental Cooperation
15Act if governmental units of other states or the federal
16government are involved.
17 (j) The Department of Central Management Services shall
18submit an annual report to the General Assembly concerning its
19implementation of the State's collection and recycled paper
20procurement programs. This report shall include a description
21of the actions that the Department of Central Management
22Services has taken in the previous fiscal year to implement
23this Section. This report shall be submitted on or before
24November 1 of each year.
25 (k) The Department of Central Management Services, in
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1agencies of the State, shall institute whenever economically
2and practically feasible the use of re-refined motor oil in
3all State-owned motor vehicles and the use of remanufactured
4and retread tires whenever such use is practical, beginning no
5later than July 1, 1992.
6 (l) (Blank).
7 (m) The Department of Central Management Services, in
8coordination with the Department of Commerce and Community
9Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity),
10has implemented an aluminum can recycling program in all State
11buildings within 270 days of the effective date of this
12amendatory Act of 1997. The program provides for (1) the
13collection and storage of used aluminum cans in bins or other
14appropriate containers made reasonably available to occupants
15and visitors of State buildings and (2) the sale of used
16aluminum cans to buyers of recyclable materials.
17 Proceeds from the sale of used aluminum cans shall be
18deposited into I-CYCLE accounts maintained in the Facilities
19Management Revolving Fund and, subject to appropriation, shall
20be used by the Department of Central Management Services and
21any other State agency to offset the costs of implementing the
22aluminum can recycling program under this Section.
23 All State agencies having an aluminum can recycling
24program in place shall continue with their current plan. If a
25State agency has an existing recycling program in place,
26proceeds from the aluminum can recycling program may be

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1retained and distributed pursuant to that program, otherwise
2all revenue resulting from these programs shall be forwarded
3to Central Management Services, I-CYCLE for placement into the
4appropriate account within the Facilities Management Revolving
5Fund, minus any operating costs associated with the program.
6(Source: P.A. 101-636, eff. 6-10-20; 102-444, eff. 8-20-21.)
7
ARTICLE 999. EFFECTIVE DATE
8 Section 999-99. Effective date. This Act takes effect
9January 1, 2024.
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