(50 ILCS 20/2.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
    Sec. 2.5. Legislative policy; conditions for use of design-build. It is the intent of the General Assembly that a commission be allowed to use the design-build delivery method for public projects if it is shown to be in the commission's best interest for that particular project.
    It shall be the policy of the commission in the procurement of design-build services to publicly announce all requirements for design-build services and to procure these services on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications and with due regard for the principles of competitive selection.
    The commission shall, prior to issuing requests for proposals, promulgate and publish procedures for the solicitation and award of contracts pursuant to this Act.
    The commission shall, for each public project or projects permitted under this Act, make a written determination, including a description as to the particular advantages of the design-build procurement method, that it is in the best interests of the commission to enter into a design-build contract for the project or projects.
    In making that determination, the following factors shall be considered:
        (1) The probability that the design-build procurement
method will be in the best interests of the commission by providing a material savings of time or cost over the design-bid-build or other delivery system.
        (2) The type and size of the project and its
suitability to the design-build procurement method.
        (3) The ability of the design-build entity to define
and provide comprehensive scope and performance criteria for the project.
    The commission shall require the design-build entity to comply with the utilization goals established by the corporate authorities of the commission for minority and women business enterprises and to comply with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
    This Section is repealed on July 1, 2025; provided that any design-build contracts entered into before such date or any procurement of a project under this Act commenced before such date, and the contracts resulting from those procurements, shall remain effective.
(Source: P.A. 103-4, eff. 5-31-23.)