(30 ILCS 500/35-15)
    Sec. 35-15. Prequalification.
    (a) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each develop appropriate and reasonable prequalification standards and categories of professional and artistic services.
    (b) The prequalifications and categorizations shall be submitted to the Procurement Policy Board and published for public comment prior to their submission to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules for approval.
    (c) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each also assemble and maintain a comprehensive list of prequalified and categorized businesses and persons.
    (d) Prequalification shall not be used to bar or prevent any qualified business or person from bidding or responding to invitations for bid or requests for proposal.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)