(50 ILCS 20/20)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1050)
Contracts let to lowest responsible bidder; competitive bidding; advertisement for bids; design-build contracts.
(a) All contracts to be let for the construction, alteration,
improvement, repair, enlargement, demolition or removal of any buildings or
other facilities, or for materials or supplies to be furnished, where the
amount thereof is in excess of $20,000, shall be awarded as a design-build contract in accordance with Sections 20.3 through 20.20 or shall be let to the lowest
responsible bidder, or bidders, on open competitive bidding.
(b) A contract awarded on the basis of competitive bidding shall be awarded after public
advertisement published at least once in each week for three consecutive
weeks prior to the opening of bids, in a daily newspaper of general
circulation in the county where the commission is located, except in the case of an emergency situation, as determined by the chief executive officer. If a contract is awarded in an emergency situation, (i) the contract accepted must be based on the lowest responsible proposal after the commission has made a diligent effort to solicit multiple proposals by telephone, facsimile, or other efficient means and (ii) the chief executive officer must submit a report at the next regular meeting of the Board, to be ratified by the Board and entered into the official record, that states the chief executive officer's reason for declaring an emergency situation, the names of all parties solicited for proposals, and their proposals and that includes a copy of the contract awarded. Nothing
contained in this Section shall be construed to prohibit the Board of
Commissioners from placing additional advertisements in recognized trade
journals. Advertisements for bids shall describe the character of the
proposed contract in sufficient detail to enable the bidders thereon to
know what their obligation will be, either in the advertisement itself, or
by reference to detailed plans and specifications on file in the office of
the Public Building Commission at the time of the publication of the first
announcement. Such advertisement shall also state the date, time, and place
assigned for the opening of bids. No bids shall be received at any time
subsequent to the time indicated in said advertisement.
(c) In addition to the requirements of Section 20.3, the Commission shall advertise a design-build solicitation at least once in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the county where the Commission is located. The date that Phase I submissions by design-build entities are due must be at least 14 calendar days after the date the newspaper advertisement for design-build proposals is first published. The advertisement shall identify the design-build project, the due date, the place and time for Phase I submissions, and the place where proposers can obtain a complete copy of the request for design-build proposals, including the criteria for evaluation and the scope and performance criteria. The Commission is not precluded from using other media or from placing advertisements in addition to the one required under this subsection.
(d) The Board of
Commissioners may reject any and all bids and proposals received and may readvertise for
bids or issue a new request for design-build proposals.
(e) All bids shall be open to public inspection in the office of the
Public Building Commission after an award or final selection has been made. The successful bidder for such work shall enter into
contracts furnished and prescribed by the Board of Commissioners and in
addition to any other bonds required under this Act the successful bidder
shall execute and give bond, payable to and to be approved by the
Commission, with a corporate surety authorized to do business under the
laws of the State of Illinois, in an amount to be determined by the Board
of Commissioners, conditioned upon the payment of all labor furnished and
materials supplied in the prosecution of the contracted work. If the bidder
whose bid has been accepted shall neglect or refuse to accept the contract
within five (5) days after written notice that the same has been awarded to
him, or if he accepts but does not execute the contract and give the proper
security, the Commission may accept the next lowest bidder, or readvertise
and relet in manner above provided.
(f) In case any work shall be abandoned by
any contractor or design-build entity, the Commission may, if the best interests of the Commission
be thereby served, adopt on behalf of the Commission all subcontracts made
by such contractor or design-build entity for such work and all such sub-contractors shall be
bound by such adoption if made; and the Commission shall, in the manner
provided in this Act, readvertise and relet, or request proposals and award design-build contracts for, the work specified in the original
contract exclusive of so much thereof as shall be accepted. Every contract
when made and entered into, as provided in this Section or Section 20.20, shall be executed, held by the Commission, and filed
its records, and one copy of which shall be given to the contractor or design-build entity.
(g) The provisions of this Section with respect to design-build shall have no effect beginning 5 years after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-595).
(Source: P.A. 95-595, eff. 6-1-08; 95-614, eff. 9-11-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)