TITLE 44: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SUBTITLE A: PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS
CHAPTER II: CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
PART 4 CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION STANDARD PROCUREMENT
SECTION 4.2046 RESPONSIBILITY
Section 4.2046 Responsibility
Before making an award or signing a contract, the SPO must be satisfied the prospective vendor is responsible. If there is doubt about responsibility, and if a bond or other security would adequately protect the university's interests, then that vendor may receive an award or contract upon receipt of the bond or other security.
b) Standards of Responsibility
Factors to be considered in determining whether the standard of responsibility has been met include financial responsibility, insurability, effective equal opportunity compliance, payment of prevailing wages, if required by law, capacity to produce or sources of supply, performance record in the business or industry, ability to provide required maintenance service and other matters relating to the bidder's probable ability to deliver in the quality and quantity and within the time and price required under the contract, if it is awarded to the bidder. Vendor must be a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid, offer or proposal and qualified legally to contract with the State.
c) Information Pertaining to Responsibility
The prospective vendor shall supply information requested concerning the responsibility of such vendor. The university's may supplement this information from other sources and may require additional documentation at any time. If the vendor fails to supply the requested information, the SPO may disqualify the vendor or may base the determination of responsibility upon any available information.
d) Written Determination of Non-Responsibility Required
If a vendor who otherwise would have been awarded a contract is found non-responsible, a written determination of non-responsibility setting forth the basis of the finding shall be prepared by the university and approved by the SPO. The final determination shall be made part of the procurement file.
e) Affiliated Companies
Vendors that are newly formed business concerns having substantially the same owners, officers, directors or beneficiaries as a previously existing vendor that has been determined not responsible or has been suspended or debarred will also be determined to be not responsible.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 10951, effective August 6, 2012)