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Full Text of HB5526  97th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/15/2012, by Rep. Rita Mayfield


50 ILCS 510/5  from Ch. 85, par. 6405

    Amends the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act. Provides that when a contract for services is to be awarded, a political subdivision shall give preference to a resident firm against a non-resident firm, when the non-resident firm is from a state that gives or requires a preference to firms from that state. Sets forth requirements concerning the weight of the preference. Defines "resident firm". Provides that the preference for resident firms does not apply to any contract for any project where federal funds are available when its provisions may be in conflict with federal law or regulation. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Local Government Professional Services
5Selection Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 510/5)  (from Ch. 85, par. 6405)
7    Sec. 5. Evaluation Procedure.
8    (a) A political subdivision shall, unless it has a
9satisfactory relationship for services with one or more firms,
10evaluate the firms submitting letters of interest, taking into
11account qualifications, ability of professional personnel,
12past record and experience, performance data on file,
13willingness to meet time requirements, location, workload of
14the firm, and such other qualifications-based factors as the
15political subdivision may determine in writing are applicable.
16The political subdivision may conduct discussions with and
17require public presentations by firms deemed to be the most
18qualified regarding their qualifications, approach to the
19project, and ability to furnish the required services. In no
20case shall a political subdivision, prior to selecting a firm
21for negotiation under Section 7, seek formal or informal
22submission of verbal or written estimates of costs or proposals
23in terms of dollars, hours required, percentage of construction



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1cost, or any other measure of compensation.
2    (b) A resident firm submitting a letter of interest shall
3be allowed a preference as against a non-resident firm
4submitting a letter of interest from any state that gives or
5requires a preference to firms from that state. The preference
6shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state
7of the non-resident firm.
8    A resident firm is a person authorized to transact business
9in this State and having a bona fide establishment for
10transacting business within this State where it was actually
11transacting business on the date when public notice for a
12project is first advertised or announced pursuant to Section 4
13of this Act. A resident firm includes a foreign corporation
14duly authorized to transact business in this State that has a
15bona fide establishment for transacting business within this
16State where it was actually transacting business on the date
17when any public notice for a project is first advertised or
18announced pursuant to Section 4 of this Act.
19    This subsection (b) does not apply to any contract for any
20project where federal funds are available for expenditure when
21its provisions may be in conflict with federal law or federal
23(Source: P.A. 94-1097, eff. 2-2-07.)
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.