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Full Text of SB0327  96th General Assembly


Executive Committee

Filed: 10/14/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 327 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Architectural, Engineering, and Land
5 Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act is amended by
6 changing Section 30 as follows:
7     (30 ILCS 535/30)  (from Ch. 127, par. 4151-30)
8     Sec. 30. Evaluation procedure. A State agency shall
9 evaluate the firms submitting letters of interest and other
10 prequalified firms, taking into account qualifications; and
11 the State agency may consider, but shall not be limited to
12 considering, ability of professional personnel, past record
13 and experience, performance data on file, willingness to meet
14 time requirements, location, workload of the firm and any other
15 qualifications based factors as the State agency may determine
16 in writing are applicable. The State agency may conduct



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1 discussions with and require public presentations by firms
2 deemed to be the most qualified regarding their qualifications,
3 approach to the project and ability to furnish the required
4 services.
5     A State agency shall establish a committee to select firms
6 to provide architectural, engineering, and land surveying
7 services. A selection committee may include at least one public
8 member nominated by a statewide association of the profession
9 affected. The public member may not be employed or associated
10 with any firm holding a contract with the State agency nor may
11 the public member's firm be considered for a contract with that
12 State agency while he or she is serving as a public member of
13 the committee.
14     In addition, the Department of Transportation may appoint
15 public members to selection committees that represent the
16 geographic, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the population of
17 the State, including persons nominated by associations
18 representing minority and female-owned business associations.
19 Public members shall be licensed in or have received a degree
20 from an accredited college or university in one of the
21 professions the profession affected and shall not be employed
22 by, associated with, or have an ownership interest in any firm
23 holding or seeking to hold a contract while serving as a public
24 member of the committee.
25     In no case shall a State agency, prior to selecting a firm
26 for negotiation under Section 40, seek formal or informal



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1 submission of verbal or written estimates of costs or proposals
2 in terms of dollars, hours required, percentage of construction
3 cost, or any other measure of compensation.
4 (Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09.)
5     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6 becoming law.".