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Public Act 096-0849




Public Act 096-0849
SB0327 Enrolled LRB096 07668 RCE 17769 b

    AN ACT concerning finance.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Architectural, Engineering, and Land
Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act is amended by
changing Section 30 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 535/30)  (from Ch. 127, par. 4151-30)
    Sec. 30. Evaluation procedure. A State agency shall
evaluate the firms submitting letters of interest and other
prequalified firms, taking into account qualifications; and
the State agency may consider, but shall not be limited to
considering, ability of professional personnel, past record
and experience, performance data on file, willingness to meet
time requirements, location, workload of the firm and any other
qualifications based factors as the State agency may determine
in writing are applicable. The State agency may conduct
discussions with and require public presentations by firms
deemed to be the most qualified regarding their qualifications,
approach to the project and ability to furnish the required
    A State agency shall establish a committee to select firms
to provide architectural, engineering, and land surveying
services. A selection committee may include at least one public
member nominated by a statewide association of the profession
affected. The public member may not be employed or associated
with any firm holding a contract with the State agency nor may
the public member's firm be considered for a contract with that
State agency while he or she is serving as a public member of
the committee.
    In addition, the Department of Transportation may appoint
public members to selection committees that represent the
geographic, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the population of
the State, including persons nominated by associations
representing minority and female-owned business associations.
Public members shall be licensed in or have received a degree
from an accredited college or university in one of the
professions the profession affected and shall not be employed
by, associated with, or have an ownership interest in any firm
holding or seeking to hold a contract while serving as a public
member of the committee.
    In no case shall a State agency, prior to selecting a firm
for negotiation under Section 40, seek formal or informal
submission of verbal or written estimates of costs or proposals
in terms of dollars, hours required, percentage of construction
cost, or any other measure of compensation.
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 12/23/2009