(30 ILCS 525/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1602)
Joint purchasing authority.
(a) Any governmental unit, except a governmental unit subject to the jurisdiction of a chief procurement officer established in Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code, 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, except as otherwise provided in 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refer to purchases and procedures in connection therewith shall be superseded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) For purchases made by a governmental unit subject to the jurisdiction of a chief procurement officer established in Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code, the applicable chief procurement officer established in Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code may authorize the purchase of supplies and services jointly with a governmental unit of this State, governmental entity of another state, or with a consortium of governmental entities of one or more other states, except as otherwise provided in this Act. 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.
(a-10) Each chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code, with joint agreement of the respective agency or institution, may authorize the purchase or lease of supplies and services which have been procured through a competitive process by a federal agency; a consortium of governmental, educational, medical, research, or similar entities; or a group purchasing organization of which the chief procurement officer or State agency is a member or affiliate, including, without limitation, any purchasing entity operating under the federal General Services Administration, the Higher Education Cooperation Act, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act. Each applicable chief procurement officer may authorize purchases and contracts which have been procured through other methods of procurement if each chief procurement officer determines it is in the best interests of the State, considering a recommendation by their respective agencies or institutions. The chief procurement officer may establish detailed rules, policies, and procedures for use of these cooperative contracts. Notice of award shall be published by the chief procurement officer in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least prior to use of the contract. Each chief procurement officer shall submit to the General Assembly by November 1 of each year a report of procurements made under this subsection (a-10).
(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.
(c) For governmental units subject to the jurisdiction of a chief procurement officer established in Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code, if any contract or amendment to a contract is entered into or purchase or expenditure of funds is made at any time in violation of this Act or any other law, the contract or amendment may be declared void by the chief procurement officer or may be ratified and affirmed, if the chief procurement officer determines that ratification is in the best interests of the governmental unit. If the contract or amendment is ratified and affirmed, it shall be without prejudice to the governmental unit's rights to any appropriate damages.
(d) This Section does not apply to construction-related professional services contracts awarded in accordance with the provisions of the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)