(30 ILCS 525/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1602)
Joint purchasing authority.
(a) Any governmental unit may purchase personal property, supplies
and services jointly with one or more other governmental units. All such joint
purchases shall be by competitive solicitation as provided in Section 4 of this Act.
The provisions of any other acts under which a governmental unit operates which
refer to purchases and procedures in connection therewith shall be superseded
by the provisions of this Act when the governmental units are exercising the
joint powers created by this Act.
(a-5) A chief procurement officer established in Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code may authorize the purchase of personal property, supplies, and services jointly with a governmental entity of this or another state or with a consortium of governmental entities of one or more other states. Subject to provisions of the joint purchasing solicitation, the appropriate chief procurement officer may designate the resulting contract as available to governmental units in Illinois.
(b) Any not-for-profit agency that qualifies under Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement Code and that either (1) acts pursuant to a board
established by or controlled by a unit of local government or (2) receives
grant funds from the State or from a unit of local government, shall be
eligible to participate in contracts established by the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-584, eff. 1-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)