(30 ILCS 530/10)
Contracts for the procurement of freight, small package delivery, and other cargo shipping and transportation services.
(a) The State's Chief Procurement Officers shall, in consultation with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, develop a sustainability program for the State's procurement of shipping and transportation services for freight, small package delivery, and other forms of cargo.
(b) State contracts for the procurement of freight, small package delivery, and other cargo shipping and transportation services shall require providers to report, using generally accepted reporting protocols adopted by the Agency for that purpose:
(1) the amount of energy the service provider
consumed to provide those services to the State and the amount of associated greenhouse gas emissions, including energy use and greenhouse gases emitted as a result of the provider's use of electricity in its facilities;
(2) the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by
the service provider's subcontractors in the performance of those services.
(c) The State's solicitation for the procurement of freight, small package delivery, and other cargo shipping and transportation services shall be subject to the Illinois Procurement Code and shall:
(1) specify how the bidder will report its energy use
and associated greenhouse gas emissions under the contract; and
(2) call for bidders to disclose in their responses
(A) measures they use to reduce vehicle engine
(B) their use of multi-modal transportation, such
as rail, trucks, or air transport, and how the use of those types of transportation is anticipated to reduce costs for the State;
(C) the extent of their use of (i) cleaner, less
expensive fuels as an alternative to petroleum or (ii) more efficient vehicle propulsion systems;
(D) the level of transparency of the provider's
reporting under subsection (b), and what independent verification and assurance measures exist for this reporting;
(E) their use of speed governors on heavy trucks;
(F) their use of recyclable packaging;
(G) measures of their network efficiency,
including the in-vehicle use of telematics or other related technologies that provide for improved vehicle and network optimization and efficiencies;
(H) their energy intensity per unit of output
(I) how they will advance the environmental goals
(J) opportunities to effectively neutralize the
greenhouse gas emissions reported under subsection (b).
(d) In selecting providers for such services, the State, as part of a best value analysis of the responses to the State's solicitation:
(1) shall give appropriate weight to the disclosures
in subdivision (c)(2) of this Section;
(2) shall give appropriate weight to the price and
quality of the services being offered; and
(3) may accept from the service provider an optional
offer at a reasonable cost of carbon neutral shipping in which the provider calculates the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions of the provider that are specified under subsection (b) above, and obtains independently verified carbon credits to offset those emissions and then retires the carbon credits.
(e) The Chief Procurement Officer identified under item (5) of Section 1-15.15 of the Illinois Procurement Code shall adopt rules to encourage all State agencies to use the least costly level of service or mode of transport (while distinguishing between express or air versus ground delivery) that can achieve on-time delivery for the product being transported and delivered.
(Source: P.A. 98-348, eff. 8-14-13.)