Qualifications-Based Selection of Engineering Services: State List
Legislative/Regulatory Issue: Legislative
HB 4644: Died during 2016 Legislative Session.
SB 2400: Died during 2016 Legislative Session.
HB 4333 sets forth provisions concerning multi-step sealed bidding, competitive sealed proposals, small purchases, sole source procurements emergency purchases, and multi-step sealed proposals. This measure also grants each chief procurement officer the authority to purchase or lease of personal property, supplies, and services which have been procured through a competitive process by a federal agency or other entities. Any request for proposals must comply with the federal Brooks Act and the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act except that pricing shall be an integral part of the selection process. This measure died upon adjournment in 2016.
HB 4644 and SB 2400 establishes that the Chief Procurement Officer and designated procurement officers owe a fiduciary duty to the state of Illinois to ensure competitive bidding. The Chief Procurement Officer can refine the competitive bidding process as long as the refinement is based on the principles and procedures of the federal Architect-Engineer Selection Law, Public Law 92-582 Brooks Acts, and the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act, except that pricing shall be an integral part of the selection process. Another significant provision of these companion measures includes the contracting of energy savings. In the evaluation of offers, if a licensed architect or registered professional engineer on the executive agency's or contracting authority's staff is unavailable to serve as an evaluator, then the evaluation shall include a registered professional engineer or architect, who is retained by the executive agency or contracting authority. A licensed architect or registered professional engineer participating on an evaluation team under this Section must not have any financial or contractual relationship with an offeror or other source that would constitute a conflict of interest. These companion measures died during the 2016 Legislative Session.