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70 ILCS 1205/8-50

    (70 ILCS 1205/8-50)
    Sec. 8-50. Definitions. For the purposes of Sections 8-50 through 8-57, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context requires a different meaning:
    "Delivery system" means the design and construction approach used to develop and construct a project.
    "Design-bid-build" means the traditional delivery system used on public projects that incorporates the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act and the principles of competitive selection.
    "Design-build" means a delivery system that provides responsibility within a single contract for the furnishing of architecture, engineering, land surveying, and related services as required, and the labor, materials, equipment, and other construction services for the project.
    "Design-build contract" means a contract for a public project under this Act between any park district and a design-build entity to furnish architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and related services as required, and to furnish the labor, materials, equipment, and other construction services for the project. The design-build contract may be conditioned upon subsequent refinements in scope and price and may allow the park district to make modifications in the project scope without invalidating the design-build contract.
    "Design-build entity" means any individual, sole proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation, professional corporation, or other entity that proposes to design and construct any public project under this Act. A design-build entity and associated design-build professionals shall conduct themselves in accordance with the laws of this State and the related provisions of the Illinois Administrative Code, as referenced by the licensed design professionals Acts of this State.
    "Design professional" means any individual, sole proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation, professional corporation, or other entity that offers services under the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989.
    "Evaluation criteria" means the requirements for the separate phases of the selection process for design-build proposals as defined in this Act and may include the specialized experience, technical qualifications and competence, capacity to perform, past performance, experience with similar projects, assignment of personnel to the project, and other appropriate factors. Price may not be used as a factor in the evaluation of Phase I proposals.
    "Landscape architect design professional" means any person, sole proprietorship, or entity including, but not limited to, a partnership, professional service corporation, or corporation that offers services under the Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989.
    "Proposal" means the offer to enter into a design-build contract as submitted by a design-build entity in accordance with this Act.
    "Request for proposal" means the document used by the park district to solicit proposals for a design-build contract.
    "Scope and performance criteria" means the requirements for the public project, including, but not limited to: the intended usage, capacity, size, scope, quality, and performance standards; life-cycle costs; and other programmatic criteria that are expressed in performance oriented and quantifiable specifications and drawings that can be reasonably inferred and are suited to allow a design-build entity to develop a proposal.
(Source: P.A. 97-349, eff. 8-12-11.)