(30 ILCS 500/20-80)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-1076)
    Sec. 20-80. Contract files.
    (a) Written determinations. All written determinations required under this Article shall be placed in the contract file maintained by the chief procurement officer.
    (b) Filing with Comptroller. Whenever a grant, defined pursuant to accounting standards established by the Comptroller, or a contract liability, except for: (1) contracts paid from personal services, or (2) contracts between the State and its employees to defer compensation in accordance with Article 24 of the Illinois Pension Code, exceeding $20,000 is incurred by any State agency, a copy of the contract, purchase order, grant, or lease shall be filed with the Comptroller within 30 days thereafter. Beginning January 1, 2013, the Comptroller may require that contracts and grants required to be filed with the Comptroller under this Section shall be filed electronically, unless the agency is incapable of filing the contract or grant electronically because it does not possess the necessary technology or equipment. Any agency that is incapable of electronically filing its contracts or grants shall submit a written statement to the Governor and to the Comptroller attesting to the reasons for its inability to comply. This statement shall include a discussion of what the agency needs in order to effectively comply with this Section. Prior to requiring electronic filing, the Comptroller shall consult with the Governor as to the feasibility of establishing mutually agreeable technical standards for the electronic document imaging, storage, and transfer of contracts and grants, taking into consideration the technology available to that agency, best practices, and the technological capabilities of State agencies. Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be construed to impede the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. For each State contract for goods, supplies, or services awarded on or after July 1, 2010, the contracting agency shall provide the applicable rate and unit of measurement of the goods, supplies, or services on the contract obligation document as required by the Comptroller. If the contract obligation document that is submitted to the Comptroller contains the rate and unit of measurement of the goods, supplies, or services, the Comptroller shall provide that information on his or her official website. Any cancellation or modification to any such contract liability shall be filed with the Comptroller within 30 days of its execution.
    (c) Late filing affidavit. When a contract, purchase order, grant, or lease required to be filed by this Section has not been filed within 30 days of execution, the Comptroller shall refuse to issue a warrant for payment thereunder until the agency files with the Comptroller the contract, purchase order, grant, or lease and an affidavit, signed by the chief executive officer of the agency or his or her designee, setting forth an explanation of why the contract liability was not filed within 30 days of execution. A copy of this affidavit shall be filed with the Auditor General.
    (d) Timely execution of contracts. No voucher shall be submitted to the Comptroller for a warrant to be drawn for the payment of money from the State treasury or from other funds held by the State Treasurer on account of any contract unless the contract is reduced to writing before the services are performed and filed with the Comptroller. Vendors shall not be paid for any goods that were received or services that were rendered before the contract was reduced to writing and signed by all necessary parties. A chief procurement officer may request an exception to this subsection by submitting a written statement to the Comptroller and Treasurer setting forth the circumstances and reasons why the contract could not be reduced to writing before the supplies were received or services were performed. A waiver of this subsection must be approved by the Comptroller and Treasurer. This Section shall not apply to emergency purchases if notice of the emergency purchase is filed with the Procurement Policy Board and published in the Bulletin as required by this Code.
    (e) Method of source selection. When a contract is filed with the Comptroller under this Section, the Comptroller's file shall identify the method of source selection used in obtaining the contract.
(Source: P.A. 96-794, eff. 1-1-10; 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795); 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-932, eff. 8-10-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-1076)
    Sec. 20-80. Contract files.
    (a) Written determinations. All written determinations required under this Article shall be placed in the contract file maintained by the chief procurement officer.
    (b) Filing with Comptroller. Whenever a grant, defined pursuant to accounting standards established by the Comptroller, or a contract liability, except for: (1) contracts paid from personal services, or (2) contracts between the State and its employees to defer compensation in accordance with Article 24 of the Illinois Pension Code, exceeding $20,000 is incurred by any State agency, a copy of the contract, purchase order, grant, or lease shall be filed with the Comptroller within 30 calendar days thereafter. Beginning January 1, 2013, the Comptroller may require that contracts and grants required to be filed with the Comptroller under this Section shall be filed electronically, unless the agency is incapable of filing the contract or grant electronically because it does not possess the necessary technology or equipment. Any agency that is incapable of electronically filing its contracts or grants shall submit a written statement to the Governor and to the Comptroller attesting to the reasons for its inability to comply. This statement shall include a discussion of what the agency needs in order to effectively comply with this Section. Prior to requiring electronic filing, the Comptroller shall consult with the Governor as to the feasibility of establishing mutually agreeable technical standards for the electronic document imaging, storage, and transfer of contracts and grants, taking into consideration the technology available to that agency, best practices, and the technological capabilities of State agencies. Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be construed to impede the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. For each State contract for goods, supplies, or services awarded on or after July 1, 2010, the contracting agency shall provide the applicable rate and unit of measurement of the goods, supplies, or services on the contract obligation document as required by the Comptroller. If the contract obligation document that is submitted to the Comptroller contains the rate and unit of measurement of the goods, supplies, or services, the Comptroller shall provide that information on his or her official website. Any cancellation or modification to any such contract liability shall be filed with the Comptroller within 30 calendar days of its execution.
    (c) Late filing affidavit. When a contract, purchase order, grant, or lease required to be filed by this Section has not been filed within 30 calendar days of execution, the Comptroller shall refuse to issue a warrant for payment thereunder until the agency files with the Comptroller the contract, purchase order, grant, or lease and an affidavit, signed by the chief executive officer of the agency or his or her designee, setting forth an explanation of why the contract liability was not filed within 30 calendar days of execution. A copy of this affidavit shall be filed with the Auditor General.
    (d) Timely execution of contracts. No voucher shall be submitted to the Comptroller for a warrant to be drawn for the payment of money from the State treasury or from other funds held by the State Treasurer on account of any contract unless the contract is reduced to writing before the services are performed and filed with the Comptroller. Vendors shall not be paid for any goods that were received or services that were rendered before the contract was reduced to writing and signed by all necessary parties. A chief procurement officer may request an exception to this subsection by submitting a written statement to the Comptroller and Treasurer setting forth the circumstances and reasons why the contract could not be reduced to writing before the supplies were received or services were performed. A waiver of this subsection must be approved by the Comptroller and Treasurer. This Section shall not apply to emergency purchases if notice of the emergency purchase is filed with the Procurement Policy Board and published in the Bulletin as required by this Code.
    (e) Method of source selection. When a contract is filed with the Comptroller under this Section, the Comptroller's file shall identify the method of source selection used in obtaining the contract.
(Source: P.A. 97-932, eff. 8-10-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)