(50 ILCS 515/15)
Award of guaranteed energy savings contract.
proposals must be opened by a member of the unit of local government's
governing body or an employee of the unit of local government at a
public opening at which the contents of the proposals must be announced.
Each person or entity submitting a sealed proposal must receive at least 10
days notice of the time and place of the opening. The unit of local government
shall select the qualified provider that best meets the needs of
the unit of local government. The unit of local government shall provide
public notice of (i) the
meeting at which it proposes to award a guaranteed energy savings contract,
(ii) the names of the parties to the proposed contract, and (iii) the purpose
the contract. The public notice shall be made at least 10 days prior to
the meeting. After evaluating the proposals under Section 10, a unit of local
government may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract with a
qualified provider if it finds that the amount it would spend on the energy
conservation measures recommended in the proposal would not exceed the
amount to be saved in either energy or operational costs, or both, within a
10 year period from the date of installation, if the recommendations in
the proposal are followed.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)