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 (Dept. of Transportation)
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) estimates a fiscal impact of approximately $6,000,000 annually associated with additional software and staff to monitor construction sites and enforce the new requirements contained in this legislation. IDOT has on average 850 active construction contracts every year. The workforce needed for each construction project is driven by the volume, nature and complexity of work which results in a variable workforce that can change from day to day at each project. This will result in the need for daily monitoring of the workforce at each project site to assure compliance with the legislation. Based on the number of projects and how widespread they are throughout the State, there is potential need for 50 staff to enforce compliance. Each employee would cost IDOT approximately $120,000 after factoring in group insurance and other benefit costs. Additionally, there is not a standard software application to capture and monitor such data, so something will have to be custom developed at a potential cost of $100,000 to $300,000. Annual maintenance for the system is estimated at $25,000.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)