The park district may include any additional relevant criteria in Phase I that it deems necessary for a proper qualification review.
The park district may not consider any design-build entity for evaluation or award if the entity has any pecuniary interest in the project or has other relationships or circumstances, including, but not limited to, long-term leasehold, mutual performance, or development contracts with the park district, that may give the design-build entity a financial or tangible advantage over other design-build entities in the preparation, evaluation, or performance of the design-build contract or that create the appearance of impropriety. No design-build proposal shall be considered that does not include an entity's plan to comply with the requirements concerning minority and women business enterprises and economically disadvantaged firms established by the corporate authorities of the park district and with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
Upon completion of the qualifications evaluation, the park district shall create a shortlist of the most highly qualified design-build entities. The park district, in its discretion, is not required to shortlist the maximum number of entities as identified for Phase II evaluation, except that no less than 2 design-build entities nor more than 6 may be selected to submit Phase II proposals. The park district shall notify the entities selected for the shortlist in writing. This notification shall commence the period for the preparation of Phase II technical and cost evaluations. The park district must allow sufficient time for the shortlist entities to prepare their Phase II submittals considering the scope and detail requested by the park district.
(c) The park district shall include in the request for proposal the evaluating factors to be used in the technical and cost submission components of Phase II. Each request for proposal shall establish, for both the technical and cost submission components of Phase II, the relative importance assigned to each evaluation factor and subfactor, including any weighting of criteria to be employed by the park district. The park district must maintain a record of the evaluation scoring to be disclosed in the event of a protest regarding the solicitation.
The park district shall include the following criteria in every Phase II technical evaluation of design-build entities:
(1) compliance with objectives of the project;
(2) compliance of proposed services to the request
(7) constructability of the proposed project.
The park district may include any additional relevant technical evaluation factors it deems necessary for proper selection.
The park district shall include the following criteria in every Phase II cost evaluation: the total project cost and the time of completion. The park district may include any additional relevant technical evaluation factors it deems necessary for proper selection. The total project cost criteria weighing factor shall not exceed 30%.
The park district shall directly employ or retain a licensed design professional or landscape architect design professional, as appropriate, to evaluate the technical and cost submissions to determine if the technical submissions are in accordance with generally accepted industry standards.
Upon completion of the technical submissions and cost submissions evaluation, the park district may award the design-build contract to the highest overall ranked entity.
(Source: P.A. 97-349, eff. 8-12-11.)