(30 ILCS 500/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Rulemaking authority; agency policy; agency response.
    (a) Rulemaking. A chief procurement officer authorized to make procurements under this Code shall have the authority to promulgate rules to carry out that authority. The rulemaking on specific procurement topics mentioned in specific Sections of this Code shall not be construed as prohibiting or limiting rulemaking on other procurement topics.
    All rules shall be promulgated in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Contractual provisions, specifications, and procurement descriptions are not rules and are not subject to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. All rules other than those promulgated by the Board shall be presented in writing to the Board for review and comment. The Board shall express their opinions and recommendations in writing. The proposed rules and recommendations shall be made available for public review. The rules shall also be approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
    (b) Policy. Each chief procurement officer shall promptly notify the Procurement Policy Board in writing of any proposed new procurement rule or policy or any proposed change in an existing procurement rule or policy.
    (c) Response. Each State agency must respond promptly in writing to all inquiries and comments of the Procurement Policy Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)