Procurement preference for service-disabled and veteran-owned small businessesMarch 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 120In an effort to meet the state's goal of promoting veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) adopted a new section to the administrative code giving preference to such businesses in the state's procurement process. 44 Ill. Adm. Code 20 (eff. Dec. 5, 2013).
New records requirements for public works contractorsFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Prevailing Wage Act has been amended to extend the period that contractors and subcontractors participating in public works are required to make and retain records for all workers employed by them in their public works projects.
Government contract procurement policies amended to accommodate ebidsAugust 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 392Effective April 19, 2013, the Chief Procurement Officer (the "CPO") for the Illinois Department of Transportation (the "Department") amended the Illinois government procurement and contract provisions, largely in part to accommodate electronic bids ("ebids") by summer 2013. 44 Ill. Adm. Code 6.
Amendments to purchasing and contracts standardsJune 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 284Implementing legislative changes to the state's procurement process, the Office of the Auditor General ("OAG") has amended Part 500 of Title 44 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
The Public Construction Bond Act amended. PA 095-1011April 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 174The Illinois General Assembly amended section 1 of the Public Construction Bond Act to expand the requirements for bonds by contractors for state construction projects. 30 ILCS 550/1.
Limitation period in Public Construction Bond Act is merely a minimumApril 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 174On January 26, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that a contractually-mandated one-year limitation period did not conflict with the provisions of the Public Construction Bond Act (Act).
State adopts Design-Build Procurement Act - PA 094-0716February 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Design-Build Procurement Act was adopted on December 13, 2005, and the guidelines presented in the Act shall be abided by if doing so would be cost-effective and suitable for the particular project at issue.
Stairwell access requirements amended - PA094-0630October 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 506On August 19, 2005, the Public Building Egress Act (425 ILCS 55/1 et seq) (Act) was amended by adding section 1.5, which addresses access to buildings via stairwell doors.
Contract Carriers Not Exempted from Vehicle Safety Inspections P.A. 093-0637May 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 242Effective June 2004, the Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to include, among the groups required to obtain a certificate of safety, vehicles of contract carriers transporting employees in the course of their employment on an Illinois highway in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers.