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(30 ILCS 500/50-14)
Environmental Protection Act violations.
(a) Unless otherwise provided, no person or business found by a court or
the Pollution Control Board to have committed a willful or knowing violation of
the Environmental Protection Act shall do business with the State
of Illinois or any State agency or enter into a subcontract that is subject to this Code from the date of the order containing the
finding of violation until 5 years after that date, unless the person or
business can show that no person involved in the violation continues to have
any involvement with the business.
(b) A person or business otherwise barred from doing business with the
State of Illinois or any State agency or subcontracting under this Code by subsection (a) may be allowed to do
business with the State of Illinois or any State agency if it is shown that
there is no practicable alternative to the State to contracting with that
person or business.
(c) Every bid or offer submitted to the State, every contract executed by the State, every submission to a vendor portal, and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain
a certification by the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor is
not barred from being awarded a contract or subcontract under this Section and acknowledges that the contracting State agency may declare the related
contract void if any of the certifications completed pursuant to this subsection (c) are
false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid or offer and the executed contract may not be declared void, unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontract's certification was false.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15