(30 ILCS 500/45-20)
When a public contract
is to be awarded to the
lowest responsible bidder or offeror, an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will
fulfill the contract through the
use of products made of recycled supplies shall
be given preference over other bidders or offerors unable to do so, provided
that the cost included in the
bid of supplies is equal or less than other bids or offers, unless the use of the product constitutes an undue practical hardship.
This Section applies to bid opportunities posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on or after January 1, 2016.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to a construction agency for the purposes of procuring construction and construction-related services.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15; 99-428, eff. 8-21-15.)