Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that when a State contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, an otherwise qualified bidder who will fulfill the contract through the use of low embodied carbon concrete may be given preference over other bidders unable to do so, provided that the cost included in the bid using low embodied carbon concrete is not more than 10% greater than the cost in the bid not using low embodied carbon concrete.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that contracts entered into under specified provisions may also include, at the discretion of the contracting State agency, a price preference of up to 10% for environmentally preferable materials. Provides that if federal funds are to be used for a contract that is awarded, then the contracting State agency shall conduct the procurement and include in the contract any specifications needed to comply with federal procurement standards. Specifies that the provision does not apply to any contract if the application of the provisions would create a conflict with a federal law or a federal regulation. Defines "low-embodied-carbon concrete".