(30 ILCS 537/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2019)
    Sec. 15. Solicitation of proposals.
    (a) When the State construction agency elects to use the design-build delivery method, it must issue a notice of intent to receive requests for proposals for the project at least 14 days before issuing the request for the proposal. The State construction agency must publish the advance notice in the official procurement bulletin of the State or the professional services bulletin of the State construction agency, if any. The agency is encouraged to use publication of the notice in related construction industry service publications. A brief description of the proposed procurement must be included in the notice. The State construction agency must provide a copy of the request for proposal to any party requesting a copy.
    (b) The request for proposal shall be prepared for each project and must contain, without limitation, the following information:
        (1) The name of the State construction agency.
        (2) A preliminary schedule for the completion of the
    
contract.
        (3) The proposed budget for the project, the source
    
of funds, and the currently available funds at the time the request for proposal is submitted.
        (4) Prequalification criteria for design-build
    
entities wishing to submit proposals. The State construction agency shall include, at a minimum, its normal prequalification, licensing, registration, and other requirements, but nothing contained herein precludes the use of additional prequalification criteria by the State construction agency.
        (5) Material requirements of the contract, including
    
but not limited to, the proposed terms and conditions, required performance and payment bonds, insurance, and the entity's plan to comply with the utilization goals for business enterprises established in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act, and with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
        (6) The performance criteria.
        (7) The evaluation criteria for each phase of the
    
solicitation.
        (8) The number of entities that will be considered
    
for the technical and cost evaluation phase.
    (c) The State construction agency may include any other relevant information that it chooses to supply. The design-build entity shall be entitled to rely upon the accuracy of this documentation in the development of its proposal.
    (d) The date that proposals are due must be at least 21 calendar days after the date of the issuance of the request for proposal. In the event the cost of the project is estimated to exceed $10 million, then the proposal due date must be at least 28 calendar days after the date of the issuance of the request for proposal. The State construction agency shall include in the request for proposal a minimum of 30 days to develop the Phase II submissions after the selection of entities from the Phase I evaluation is completed.
(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17.)