Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that for any project under a construction contract, the contract shall require that, to the extent practicable, at least 10% of man-hours performing construction services be performed by individuals who reside in areas of poverty. Requires the Department of Central Management Services to annually release a list of areas of poverty that meet the requirements.
Fiscal Note (Capital Development Board)
The Capital Development Board (CDB) estimates a fiscal impact of approximately $1,800,000 annually associated with additional software and staff to monitor construction sites and enforce the new requirements contained in this legislation. The annual cost includes approximately 8 employees to handle all aspects of this bill. Each employee would cost CDB approximately $200,000 after factoring in the personal services, pension, social security, group insurance, travel and required software licenses. A new software platform for tracking the man-hours requirement would also need to be developed, which has an estimated cost of up to $200,000 annually.