Bill Status of SB2043 101st General Assembly
Short Description: FINANCE-PROPOSALS & CONTRACTS
Sen. Michael E. Hastings and Mattie Hunter
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides for a scoring methodology for competitive sealed proposals under the Act. Provides that no vendor shall be eligible for renewal of a contract when that vendor has failed to demonstrate a good faith effort towards meeting the goals established in the utilization plan, or that vendor is not otherwise excused from compliance under the Business Enterprise Program Act. Provides for annual diversity training and a report on such training. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that when a State agency or public institution of higher education issues requests for proposals or solicitations that fall within a service or product offering that has a history of disparate awards to a class of business owners that are underrepresented in contract awards, it shall be the aspirational goal to use service or product providers owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities for not less than 20% of the total dollar amount of that State contract. Provides that each State agency and institution of higher education shall include in its report on its utilization of businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities a plan to increase the diversity of the vendors engaged in contracts with the State agency or public institution of higher education, with a particular focus on the most underrepresented in contract awards. Makes conforming changes.