University of Illinois System

UI Capital Updates - External - January 2018

Posted on 02/01/2018

The following changes have been incorporated into the University of Illinois documents as a result of Public Act 0391 and other University initiatives: 

  1. The insurance limit for Workers’ Compensation Employers Liability Part B has been raised to $1m per occurrence.
  2. The Scope Fee Policy has been updated to identify overhead audits shall use Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) Part 31 to determine allowable and unallowable expenses for overhead rates.
  3. The diversity goals requirement, for projects less than $250K, has been removed but Bidders are still encouraged to use diverse firms in performing the work.
  4. The University encourages use of a diverse workforce and apprenticeship diversity, which must be documented on the Bid Form 00 40 00 Attachment A.
  5. Changes to the Bid Form 00 40 00 Attachment B include:
    1. Failure to submit the Bid Form 00 40 00 Attachment B (Utilization Plan) and the Good Faith Effort (GFE) documentation (if goal is not met) with bid submittal is a MATERIAL DEFICIENCY and will result in the rejection of the bid submittal.
    2. A statement has been added to include that if diversity goals are not met, the bidder automatically requests to cure goal deficiencies.
    3. Vendors must add additional required information such as address, phone number, scope of work or supplies to be provided, and proposed subcontract values to date. 
  6. Ten (10) day cure period (if needed) begins upon date of Owner notification (not bid opening date) and an updated Bid Form 00 40 00 Attachment B and an updated Good Faith Effort, if goal is not met, shall be submitted by the end of the 10 day cure period.
  7. PLEASE NOTE:  GFE expectations were refined and a revised minimum documentation list is included in 00 20 00 Section 6.2.I.

If you have specific utilization plan, GFE, or diversity questions, please contact Dale Morrison.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Rogan.