(30 ILCS 500/25-85)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Best value procurement.
(a) This Section shall apply only to purchases of heavy mobile fleet vehicles and off-road construction equipment procured by or on behalf of:
(1) institutions of higher education;
(2) the Department of Agriculture;
(3) the Department of Transportation; and
(4) the Department of Natural Resources.
(b) As used in this Section, "best value procurement" means a contract award determined by objective criteria related to price, features, functions, and life-cycle costs that may include the following:
(1) total cost of ownership, including warranty,
(c) The department or institution may enter into a contract for heavy mobile fleet vehicles and off-road construction equipment for use by the department or institution by means of best value procurement, using specifications and criteria developed in consultation with the Chief Procurement Officer of each designated department or institution and conducted in accordance with Section 20-15 of this Code.
(d) In addition to disclosure of the minimum requirements for qualification, the solicitation document shall specify which business performance measures, in addition to price, shall be given a weighted value. The solicitation shall include a scoring method based on those factors and price in determining the successful offeror. Any evaluation and scoring method shall ensure substantial weight is given to the contract price.
(e) Upon written request of any person who has submitted an offer, notice of the award shall be posted in a public place in the offices of the department or institution at least 24 hours before executing the contract or purchase order. If, before making an award, any offeror who has submitted a bid files a protest with the department or institution against the awarding of the contract or purchase order on the ground that his or her offer should have been selected in accordance with the selection criteria in the solicitation document, the contract or purchase order shall not be awarded until either the protest has been withdrawn or the appropriate Chief Procurement Officer has made a final decision as to the action to be taken relative to the protest. Within 10 days after filing a protest, the protesting offeror shall file with the Chief Procurement Officer a full and complete written statement specifying in detail the ground of the protest and the facts in support thereof.
(f) The total annual value of vehicles and equipment purchased through best value procurement pursuant to this Section shall be limited to $20,000,000 per each department or institution.
(g) Best value procurement shall only be used on procurements first solicited on or before June 30, 2020.
(h) On or before January 1, 2021, the Chief Procurement Officer of each designated department or institution shall prepare an evaluation of the best value procurement pilot program authorized by this Section, including a recommendation on whether or not the process should be continued. The evaluation shall be posted in the applicable volume or volumes of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on or before January 1, 2021.
(i) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)