Illinois Capital Development Board

Building a Better Illinois


  • Discovery Partners Institute for Education & Research

    On July 2, 2020, CDB received submittals from teams consisting of members from around the globe, representing several of the top designers in the world. The teams provided their qualifications for consideration by a special committee assembled for the Discovery Partners Institute for Education and Research project.

  • Rebuild Illinois

    Governor JB Pritzker signed the State’s first long-term capital package, the “Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan,” into law, marking the first time since 2009 that the State has had a comprehensive capital plan in place. Rebuild Illinois will make $45 billion of investments in roads, bridges, railroads, universities, early childhood centers, and State facilities over the next six years, creating and supporting an estimated 540,000 jobs over the life of the plan and revitalizing local economies across the State.

  • COVID-19 Updates

    The recent health crisis has caused some changes to CDB operations and ongoing projects. The safety of our staff, vendors, and the public at large is our top priority. Design work is continuing and being performed in a way that does not jeopardize the health of the design professionals working on the projects. As new information becomes available, CDB will provide updates on our website.

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CDB Procurement Bulletin Procurement BulletinAn electronic publication outlining the current construction projects for which CDB will be accepting bids for contractor and architect/engineering services. New project information is posted regularly.
CDB Design-Build Projects Design-Build ProjectsAs one entity, the design-build team works under a single contract to provide design and construction services. A bridging firm assists with the preliminary design and development of the request for proposal, working with CDB and the user agency to develop the project scope and performance criteria. CDB then incorporates this information into a request for proposal for design-build teams. The selection process attributes 75% of the weighted selection criteria to technical evaluation factors, such as quality, experience, performance, compliance with project objectives, and 25% of the weighted selection criteria to the total project cost and schedule.
CDB Prequalification and Vendor Registration Prequalification and Vendor RegistrationCDB offers opportunities for firms to provide design, construction, and construction program management services on CDB projects throughout the State of Illinois.


  • Capital Development Board Meeting

    July 14, 2020 Due to Covid-19 Emergency, the Capital Development Board will have their Board Meeting via Webex. Please go to, chose Join a Meeting, and then meeting number.
  • Initial DPI Informational Virtual Session

    CDB Invites you to the Initial DPI Informational Virtual Session Excellence In Design Project to construct the Discovery Partners Institute for Education and Research.
  • Minimum Safety Procedures at CDB Jobsites

    We recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and appreciate the essential construction services our contractors and design firms are providing to the State at this time.
  • April 14, 2020 Board Meeting Canceled

    The Capital Development Board of the State of Illinois hereby gives notice of cancellation of the April 14th, 2020 Board meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m
  • Life Safety Code

    NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (2015 Edition) will take effect January 1, 2020

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