Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Design-Build for Public Schools Act. Defines terms. Provides that a school district shall, for each public project, make a written determination as to whether it is in the best interests of the school district to enter into a design-build contract for that project. Specifies factors to be considered in making the determination. Provides that if a school district elects to use a design-build delivery method under the Act, it must issue a notice of intent to receive proposals for a project no less than 14 days before issuing the request for proposals. Specifies requirements for the request for proposals. Requires a school district that elects to use the design-build delivery method to establish a committee to evaluate and select the design-build entity, which shall consist of no less than 5 members but no more than 7 members and shall include no less than one licensed design professional. Requires a school district to use a 2-phase procedure for the selection of a design-build entity; specifies the criteria for each phase. Provides that a school district may award the contract to the highest overall ranked entity. Repeals the Act on July 1, 2023. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Makes changes to the legislative intent provision. Defines "design-build entity". Provides that a request for proposals must include the design-build entity's plan to comply with the utilization goals established by the corporate authorities of the school district for minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises and to comply with a provision in the Illinois Human Rights Act; makes conforming changes. Provides that a school district may not consider any design-build entity for evaluation or award if the entity has any pecuniary interests in the project or has other relationships or circumstances that create the appearance of impropriety. Provides that, after a proposal has been submitted in accordance with the Act, a design-build entity may not replace, remove, or otherwise modify any design professional firm identified as a member of the design-build team unless certain criteria are met. Provides that the design-build entity, regional superintendent of schools, and State Board of Education shall annually submit a detailed report to the General Assembly on the status of projects procured under the Act. Provides that all projects procured under the Act using the design-build delivery method must comply with a provision in the School Code governing school buildings and shall be subject to review and approval by the State Board of Education. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 With respect to legislative intent, provides that all projects using the delivery system under the Act shall comply with the school building code provisions of the School Code and shall be subject to review and approval by the State Board of Education. Provides that price may not be used as a factor in the evaluation of Phase I proposals in the definition of "evaluation criteria". Changes a reference from "cost evaluation factors" to "evaluation factors".