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Public Act 096-1521




Public Act 096-1521
HB1450 EnrolledLRB096 05035 RCE 15101 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
changing Section 40-20 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 500/40-20)
    Sec. 40-20. Request for information.
    (a) Conditions for use. Leases shall be procured by request
for information except as otherwise provided in Section 40-15.
    (b) Form. A request for information shall be issued and
shall include:
        (1) the type of property to be leased;
        (2) the proposed uses of the property;
        (3) the duration of the lease;
        (4) the preferred location of the property; and
        (5) a general description of the configuration
    (c) Public notice. Public notice of the request for
information for the availability of real property to lease
shall be published in the appropriate volume of the Illinois
Procurement Bulletin at least 14 days before the date set forth
in the request for receipt of responses and shall also be
published in similar manner in a newspaper of general
circulation in the community or communities where the using
agency is seeking space.
    (d) Response. The request for information response shall
consist of written information sufficient to show that the
respondent can meet minimum criteria set forth in the request.
State purchasing officers may enter into discussions with
respondents for the purpose of clarifying State needs and the
information supplied by the respondents. On the basis of the
information supplied and discussions, if any, a State
purchasing officer shall make a written determination
identifying the responses that meet the minimum criteria set
forth in the request for information. Negotiations shall be
entered into with all qualified respondents for the purpose of
securing a lease that is in the best interest of the State. A
written report of the negotiations shall be retained in the
lease files and shall include the reasons for the final
selection. All leases shall be reduced to writing; one copy
shall be filed with the Comptroller and filed in accordance
with the provisions of Section 20-80, and one copy shall be
filed with the Board.
    When the lowest response by price is not selected, the
State purchasing officer shall forward to the chief procurement
officer, along with the lease, notice of the identity of the
lowest respondent by price and written reasons for the
selection of a different response. The chief procurement
officer shall publish the written reasons in the next volume of
the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (e) Board review. Upon receipt of (1) any proposed lease of
real property of 10,000 or more square feet or (2) any proposed
lease of real property with annual rent payments of $100,000 or
more, the Procurement Policy Board shall have 30 days to review
the proposed lease. If the Board does not object in writing
within 30 days, then the proposed lease shall become effective
according to its terms as submitted. The leasing agency shall
make any and all materials available to the Board to assist in
the review process.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 2/14/2011