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30 ILCS 500/1-13
(30 ILCS 500/1-13)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2014)
Applicability to public institutions of higher education.
(a) This Code shall apply to public institutions of higher education, regardless of the source of the funds with which contracts are paid, except as provided in this Section.
(b) Except as provided in this Section, this Code shall not apply to procurements made by or on behalf of public institutions of higher education for any of the following:
(1) Memberships in professional, academic, or
athletic organizations on behalf of a public institution of higher education, an employee of a public institution of higher education, or a student at a public institution of higher education.
(2) Procurement expenditures for events or activities
paid for exclusively by revenues generated by the event or activity, gifts or donations for the event or activity, private grants, or any combination thereof.
(3) Procurement expenditures for events or activities
for which the use of specific vendors is mandated or identified by the sponsor of the event or activity, provided that the sponsor is providing a majority of the funding for the event or activity.
(4) Procurement expenditures necessary to provide
artistic or musical services, performances, or productions held at a venue operated by a public institution of higher education.
(5) Procurement expenditures for periodicals and
books procured for use by a university library or academic department, except for expenditures related to procuring textbooks for student use or materials for resale or rental.
Notice of each contract entered into by a public institution of higher education that is related to the procurement of goods and services identified in items (1) through (5) of this subsection shall be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 days after contract execution. The Chief Procurement Officer shall prescribe the form and content of the notice. Each public institution of higher education shall provide the Chief Procurement Officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content prescribed by the Chief Procurement Officer, a report of contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and services identified in this subsection. At a minimum, this report shall include the name of the contractor, a description of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the Code utilized. A copy of any or all of these contracts shall be made available to the Chief Procurement Officer immediately upon request. The Chief Procurement Officer shall submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year that shall include, at a minimum, an annual summary of the monthly information reported to the Chief Procurement Officer.
(c) Procurements made by or on behalf of public institutions of higher education for any of the following shall be made in accordance with the requirements of this Code to the extent practical as provided in this subsection:
(1) Contracts with a foreign entity necessary for
research or educational activities, provided that the foreign entity either does not maintain an office in the United States or is the sole source of the service or product.
(2) Procurements of FDA-regulated goods, products,
and services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by the University of Illinois or Southern Illinois University.
(3) Contracts for programming and broadcast license
rights for university-operated radio and television stations.
(4) Procurements required for fulfillment of a grant.
Upon the written request of a public institution of higher education, the Chief Procurement Officer may waive registration, certification, and hearing requirements of this Code if, based on the item to be procured or the terms of a grant, compliance is impractical. The public institution of higher education shall provide the Chief Procurement Officer with specific reasons for the waiver, including the necessity of contracting with a particular vendor, and shall certify that an effort was made in good faith to comply with the provisions of this Code. The Chief Procurement Officer shall provide written justification for any waivers. By November 1 of each year, the Chief Procurement Officer shall file a report with the General Assembly identifying each contract approved with waivers and providing the justification given for any waivers for each of those contracts. Notice of each waiver made under this subsection shall be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 days after contract execution. The Chief Procurement Officer shall prescribe the form and content of the notice.
(d) Notwithstanding this Section, a waiver of the registration requirements of Section 20-160 does not permit a business entity and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons to make campaign contributions if otherwise prohibited by Section 50-37. The total amount of contracts awarded in accordance with this Section shall be included in determining the aggregate amount of contracts or pending bids of a business entity and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons.
(e) Notwithstanding subsection (e) of Section 50-10.5 of this Code, the Chief Procurement Officer, with the approval of the Executive Ethics Commission, may permit a public institution of higher education to accept a bid or enter into a contract with a business that assisted the public institution of higher education in determining whether there is a need for a contract or assisted in reviewing, drafting, or preparing documents related to a bid or contract, provided that the bid or contract is essential to research administered by the public institution of higher education and it is in the best interest of the public institution of higher education to accept the bid or contract. For purposes of this subsection, "business" includes all individuals with whom a business is affiliated, including, but not limited to, any officer, agent, employee, consultant, independent contractor, director, partner, manager, or shareholder of a business. The Executive Ethics Commission may promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation and administration of the provisions of this subsection (e).
(f) As used in this Section:
"Grant" means non-appropriated funding provided by a federal or private entity to support a project or program administered by a public institution of higher education and any non-appropriated funding provided to a sub-recipient of the grant.
"Public institution of higher education" means Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, Western Illinois University, and, for purposes of this Code only, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
(g) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2014.
(Source: P.A. 97-643, eff. 12-20-11; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)