(110 ILCS 62/5-10)
Energy conservation measure.
(a) "Energy conservation
measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any
building or facility, subject to all applicable building codes, owned or operated by a public university or any
equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any
such building or facility
that is designed to reduce
energy consumption or operating costs, and may include, without limitation,
one or more of the following:
(1) Insulation of the building structure or systems
(2) Storm windows or doors, caulking or
weatherstripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, or other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
(3) Automated or computerized energy control systems.
(4) Heating, ventilating, or air conditioning system
modifications or replacements.
(5) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures
to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility, unless an increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable State or local building code for the lighting system after the proposed modifications are made.
(6) Energy recovery systems.
(7) Energy conservation measures that provide
long-term operating cost reductions.
(b) From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly until January 1, 2015, "energy conservation measure" includes a renewable energy center pilot project at Eastern Illinois University, provided that:
(1) the University signs a partnership contract with
a qualified energy conservation measure provider as provided in this Act;
(2) the University has responsibility for the
qualified provider's actions with regard to applicable laws;
(3) the University obtains a performance bond in
accordance with this Act;
(4) the University and the qualified provider follow
all aspects of the Prevailing Wage Act as provided by this Act;
(5) the University and the qualified provider use an
approved list of firms from the Capital Development Board (CDB), unless the University requires services that are not typically performed by the firms on CDB's list;
(6) the University provides monthly progress reports
to the Procurement Policy Board, and the University allows a representative from CDB to monitor the project, provided that such involvement is at no cost to the University;
(7) the University requires the qualified provider
to follow the provisions of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act and the Public Works Employment Discrimination Act as provided in this Act;
(8) the University agrees to award new building
construction work to a responsible bidder, as defined in Section 30-22 of the Illinois Procurement Code;
(9) the University includes in its contract with the
qualified provider a requirement that the qualified provider name the sub-contractors that it will use, and the qualified provider may not change these without the University's written approval;
(10) the University follows, to the extent possible,
the Design-Build Procurement Act for construction of the project, taking into consideration the current status of the project; for purposes of this Act, the definition of "State construction agency" in the Design-Build Procurement Act means Eastern Illinois University for the purpose of this project;
(11) the University follows, to the extent possible,
the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act;
(12) the University requires all engineering,
architecture, and design work related to the installation or modification of facilities be performed by design professionals licensed by the State of Illinois and professional design firms registered in the State of Illinois; and
(13) the University produces annual reports and a
final report describing the project upon completion and files the reports with the Procurement Policy Board, CDB, and the General Assembly.
The provisions of this subsection (b), other than this sentence, are inoperative after January 1, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17.)
(110 ILCS 62/5-25)
Request for proposals.
"Request for proposals" means a
competitive selection achieved by negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be announced
by the public university that will administer the program in the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin and
through at least one
public notice, at least 14 days before the request
date, in a newspaper published in the county in which that public university is
located, or if no newspaper is
published in that county, in a newspaper of general circulation in the
area of that county, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy
conservation measures. Proposals submitted shall be sealed. The request
for proposals shall include all of the following:
(1) The name and address of the public university
that will administer the program.
(2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
(3) Notice indicating that the public university is
requesting qualified providers to propose energy conservation measures through a guaranteed energy savings contract.
(4) The date, time, and place where proposals must be
(5) The evaluation criteria for assessing the
(6) Any other stipulations and clarifications the
public university may require.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)