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(105 ILCS 5/19b-5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 19b-5)
Installment payment contract; lease purchase agreement.
A school district or
school districts in combination or an area vocational center may enter into
installment payment contract or lease purchase agreement with a qualified
provider or with a third party, as authorized by law, for the funding or financing of the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures by a qualified provider.
Every school district or area vocational center may issue certificates
evidencing the indebtedness
incurred pursuant to the contracts or agreements. Any such contract or
agreement shall be valid whether or not an appropriation with respect
thereto is first included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by
the school district or area vocational center. Each contract or agreement
into by a school district or area vocational center pursuant to this
Section shall be authorized by
official action of the school board or governing board of the area vocational
center, whichever is applicable. The authority granted in this Section is in addition to any other authority granted by law.
If an energy audit is performed by an energy services contractor for a school district within the 3 years immediately preceding the solicitation, then the school district must publish as a reference document in the solicitation for energy conservation measures the following:
(1) an executive summary of the energy audit provided
that the school district may exclude any proprietary or trademarked information or practices; or
(2) the energy audit provided that the school
district may redact any proprietary or trademarked information or practices.
A school district may not withhold the disclosure of information related to (i) the school district's consumption of energy, (ii) the physical condition of the school district's facilities, and (iii) any limitations prescribed by the school district.
The solicitation must include a written disclosure that identifies any energy services contractor that participated in the preparation of the specifications issued by the school district. If no energy services contractor participated in the preparation of the specifications issued by the school district, then the solicitation must include a written disclosure that no energy services contractor participated in the preparation of the specifications for the school district. The written disclosure shall be published in the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin with the Request for Proposal.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)