A request for proposals must contain a description of the work to be
performed under the contract and the terms under which the work is to be
performed or a description of the terms of the agreement with respect to the
use or occupancy of the grounds, buildings, or facilities. A request for
proposals must contain that information necessary for a prospective contractor
or bidder to submit a response or contain references to any information that
cannot reasonably be included with the request. The request for proposals must
provide a description of the factors that will be considered by the Authority
when it evaluates the proposals received.
Nothing in this subsection limits the power of the Authority to use
additional means that it may consider appropriate to notify prospective
contractors or bidders that it proposes to enter into a contract or agreement.
(c) After the responses are submitted, the Authority shall evaluate them.
Each proposal received must be evaluated using the same factors as those set
out in the request for proposals.
Any person that submits a response to a request for proposals under this
Section shall disclose in the response the name of each individual having a
beneficial interest directly or indirectly of more than 7 1/2% in such
person and, if such person is a corporation, the names of each of its officers
and directors. The person shall notify the Board of any changes in its
ownership or its officers or directors at the time such changes occur if the
change occurs during the pendency of a proposal or a contract.
(d) All contracts and agreements under this Section, whether or not exempted
hereunder, shall be authorized and approved by the Board and shall be set forth
in a writing executed by the contractor and the Authority. No payment shall be
made under this Section until a written contract or agreement shall be so
authorized, approved and executed, provided that payments for professional
services may be made without a written contract to persons providing such
services to the Authority as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of
1985 for sixty days from such date.
(e) A copy of each contract or agreement (whether or not exempted
hereunder) and the response, if any, to the request for proposals upon which
the contract was awarded must be filed with the Secretary of the Authority and
is required to be open for public inspection. The request for proposals and the
name and address of each person who submitted a response to it must also
accompany the filed copies.
(Source: P.A. 96-898, eff. 5-27-10.)