(30 ILCS 537/40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2022)
    Sec. 40. Submission of proposals. Proposals must be properly identified and sealed. Proposals may not be reviewed until after the deadline for submission has passed as set forth in the request for proposals. All design-build entities submitting proposals shall be disclosed after the deadline for submission, and all design-build entities who are selected for Phase II evaluation shall also be disclosed at the time of that determination.
    Proposals shall include a bid bond in the form and security as designated in the request for proposals. Proposals shall also contain a separate sealed envelope with the cost information within the overall proposal submission. Proposals shall include a list of all design professionals and other entities as defined in Section 30-30 of the Illinois Procurement Code to which any work may be subcontracted during the performance of the contract. Any entity that will perform any of the 5 subdivisions of work defined in Section 30-30 of the Illinois Procurement Code must meet prequalification standards of the State construction agency.
    Proposals must meet all material requirements of the request for proposal or they may be rejected as non-responsive. The State construction agency shall have the right to reject any and all proposals.
    The drawings and specifications of the proposal shall remain the property of the design-build entity.
    The State construction agency shall review the proposals for compliance with the performance criteria and evaluation factors.
    Proposals may be withdrawn prior to evaluation for any cause. After evaluation begins by the State construction agency, clear and convincing evidence of error is required for withdrawal.
(Source: P.A. 94-716, eff. 12-13-05.)