Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Forest Preserve District and Conservation District Design-Build Authorization Act. Provides that a forest preserve district or conservation district may enter into design-build contracts. Includes scope and performance criteria for design-build contracts, a two-phase procedure for selection of contracts, requirements for submission of proposals, procedures for awarding contracts, and requirements of reports and evaluation of contracts. Provides that if the total overall cost of a project is estimated to be less than $12,000,000, the forest preserve or conservation district may combine the two-phase procedure for selection into one phase. Amends the Conservation District Act, Downstate Forest Preserve District Act, and Cook County Forest Preserve District Act making conforming changes. Further amends those Acts increasing the minimum contract amount to $30,000 (currently $25,000) before competitive bidding is required. Effective June 1, 2022.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the total project cost criteria weighing factor shall not exceed 30% (rather than 60%) of the forest preserve district's or conservation district's Phase II cost evaluation.