(105 ILCS 5/15A-15)
    Sec. 15A-15. Solicitation of proposals.
    (a) A school district may enter into design-build contracts. In addition to the requirements set forth by the school board, if the school district elects to use the design-build delivery method, it must issue a notice of intent to receive proposals for the project at least 14 days before issuing the request for the proposal. The school district must publish the advance notice in the manner prescribed by the school board, which must include posting the advance notice online on its website. The school district may publish the notice in construction industry publications or post the notice on construction industry websites. A brief description of the proposed procurement must be included in the notice. The school district must provide a copy of the request for proposal to any party requesting a copy.
    (b) The request for proposal must be prepared for each project and must contain, without limitation, the following information:
        (1) The name of the school district.
        (2) A preliminary schedule for the completion of the
        (3) The proposed budget for the project, the source
of funds, and the currently available funds at the time the request for proposal is submitted.
        (4) Prequalification criteria for design-build
entities wishing to submit proposals. The school district must include, at a minimum, its normal qualifications, licensing, registration, and other requirements; however, nothing precludes the use of additional prequalification criteria by the school district.
        (5) Material requirements of the contract, such as
the proposed terms and conditions, required performance and payment bonds, insurance, and the entity's plan to comply with the utilization goals for business enterprises established in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act and with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
        (6) The performance criteria.
        (7) The evaluation criteria for each phase of the
solicitation. Price may not be used as a factor in the evaluation of Phase I proposals.
        (8) The number of entities that will be considered
for the technical and cost evaluation phase.
    (c) The school district may include any other relevant information that it chooses to supply. The design-build entity may rely upon the accuracy of this documentation in the development of its proposal.
    (d) The date that proposals are due must be at least 21 calendar days after the date of the issuance of the request for proposal. If the cost of the project is estimated to exceed $12,000,000, then the proposal due date must be at least 28 calendar days after the date of the issuance of the request for proposal. The school district must include in the request for proposal a minimum of 30 days to develop the Phase II submissions after the selection of entities from the Phase I evaluation is completed.
(Source: P.A. 103-491, eff. 1-1-24.)