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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 500/) Illinois Procurement Code.

30 ILCS 500/Art. 20

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 20 heading)
ARTICLE 20
SOURCE SELECTION AND CONTRACT FORMATION

30 ILCS 500/20-5

    (30 ILCS 500/20-5)
    Sec. 20-5. Method of source selection. Unless otherwise authorized by law, all State contracts shall be awarded by competitive sealed bidding, in accordance with Section 20-10, except as provided in Sections 20-15, 20-20, 20-25, 20-30, 20-35, 30-15, and 40-20. The chief procurement officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 may determine the method of solicitation and contract for all procurements pursuant to this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-10

    (30 ILCS 500/20-10)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 96-159, 96-588, 97-96, 97-895, 98-1076, 99-906 and 100-43)
    Sec. 20-10. Competitive sealed bidding; reverse auction.
    (a) Conditions for use. All contracts shall be awarded by competitive sealed bidding except as otherwise provided in Section 20-5.
    (b) Invitation for bids. An invitation for bids shall be issued and shall include a purchase description and the material contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement.
    (c) Public notice. Public notice of the invitation for bids shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the date set in the invitation for the opening of bids.
    (d) Bid opening. Bids shall be opened publicly or through an electronic procurement system in the presence of one or more witnesses at the time and place designated in the invitation for bids. The name of each bidder, the amount of each bid, and other relevant information as may be specified by rule shall be recorded. After the award of the contract, the winning bid and the record of each unsuccessful bid shall be open to public inspection.
    (e) Bid acceptance and bid evaluation. Bids shall be unconditionally accepted without alteration or correction, except as authorized in this Code. Bids shall be evaluated based on the requirements set forth in the invitation for bids, which may include criteria to determine acceptability such as inspection, testing, quality, workmanship, delivery, and suitability for a particular purpose. Those criteria that will affect the bid price and be considered in evaluation for award, such as discounts, transportation costs, and total or life cycle costs, shall be objectively measurable. The invitation for bids shall set forth the evaluation criteria to be used.
    (f) Correction or withdrawal of bids. Correction or withdrawal of inadvertently erroneous bids before or after award, or cancellation of awards of contracts based on bid mistakes, shall be permitted in accordance with rules. After bid opening, no changes in bid prices or other provisions of bids prejudicial to the interest of the State or fair competition shall be permitted. All decisions to permit the correction or withdrawal of bids based on bid mistakes shall be supported by written determination made by a State purchasing officer.
    (g) Award. The contract shall be awarded with reasonable promptness by written notice to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder whose bid meets the requirements and criteria set forth in the invitation for bids, except when a State purchasing officer determines it is not in the best interest of the State and by written explanation determines another bidder shall receive the award. The explanation shall appear in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. The written explanation must include:
        (1) a description of the agency's needs;
        (2) a determination that the anticipated cost will be
    
fair and reasonable;
        (3) a listing of all responsible and responsive
    
bidders; and
        (4) the name of the bidder selected, the total
    
contract price, and the reasons for selecting that bidder.
    Each chief procurement officer may adopt guidelines to implement the requirements of this subsection (g).
    The written explanation shall be filed with the Legislative Audit Commission and the Procurement Policy Board, and be made available for inspection by the public, within 30 calendar days after the agency's decision to award the contract.
    (h) Multi-step sealed bidding. When it is considered impracticable to initially prepare a purchase description to support an award based on price, an invitation for bids may be issued requesting the submission of unpriced offers to be followed by an invitation for bids limited to those bidders whose offers have been qualified under the criteria set forth in the first solicitation.
    (i) Alternative procedures. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the contrary, the Director of the Illinois Power Agency may create alternative bidding procedures to be used in procuring professional services under Section 1-56, subsections (a) and (c) of Section 1-75 and subsection (d) of Section 1-78 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5(c) of the Public Utilities Act and to procure renewable energy resources under Section 1-56 of the Illinois Power Agency Act. These alternative procedures shall be set forth together with the other criteria contained in the invitation for bids, and shall appear in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (j) Reverse auction. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section and in accordance with rules adopted by the chief procurement officer, that chief procurement officer may procure supplies or services through a competitive electronic auction bidding process after the chief procurement officer determines that the use of such a process will be in the best interest of the State. The chief procurement officer shall publish that determination in his or her next volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    An invitation for bids shall be issued and shall include (i) a procurement description, (ii) all contractual terms, whenever practical, and (iii) conditions applicable to the procurement, including a notice that bids will be received in an electronic auction manner.
    Public notice of the invitation for bids shall be given in the same manner as provided in subsection (c).
    Bids shall be accepted electronically at the time and in the manner designated in the invitation for bids. During the auction, a bidder's price shall be disclosed to other bidders. Bidders shall have the opportunity to reduce their bid prices during the auction. At the conclusion of the auction, the record of the bid prices received and the name of each bidder shall be open to public inspection.
    After the auction period has terminated, withdrawal of bids shall be permitted as provided in subsection (f).
    The contract shall be awarded within 60 calendar days after the auction by written notice to the lowest responsible bidder, or all bids shall be rejected except as otherwise provided in this Code. Extensions of the date for the award may be made by mutual written consent of the State purchasing officer and the lowest responsible bidder.
    This subsection does not apply to (i) procurements of professional and artistic services, (ii) telecommunications services, communication services, and information services, and (iii) contracts for construction projects, including design professional services.
(Source: P.A. 99-906, eff. 6-1-17; 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 96-159, 96-795, 97-96, 97-895, 98-1076, 99-906, and 100-43)
    Sec. 20-10. Competitive sealed bidding; reverse auction.
    (a) Conditions for use. All contracts shall be awarded by competitive sealed bidding except as otherwise provided in Section 20-5.
    (b) Invitation for bids. An invitation for bids shall be issued and shall include a purchase description and the material contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement.
    (c) Public notice. Public notice of the invitation for bids shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the date set in the invitation for the opening of bids.
    (d) Bid opening. Bids shall be opened publicly or through an electronic procurement system in the presence of one or more witnesses at the time and place designated in the invitation for bids. The name of each bidder, the amount of each bid, and other relevant information as may be specified by rule shall be recorded. After the award of the contract, the winning bid and the record of each unsuccessful bid shall be open to public inspection.
    (e) Bid acceptance and bid evaluation. Bids shall be unconditionally accepted without alteration or correction, except as authorized in this Code. Bids shall be evaluated based on the requirements set forth in the invitation for bids, which may include criteria to determine acceptability such as inspection, testing, quality, workmanship, delivery, and suitability for a particular purpose. Those criteria that will affect the bid price and be considered in evaluation for award, such as discounts, transportation costs, and total or life cycle costs, shall be objectively measurable. The invitation for bids shall set forth the evaluation criteria to be used.
    (f) Correction or withdrawal of bids. Correction or withdrawal of inadvertently erroneous bids before or after award, or cancellation of awards of contracts based on bid mistakes, shall be permitted in accordance with rules. After bid opening, no changes in bid prices or other provisions of bids prejudicial to the interest of the State or fair competition shall be permitted. All decisions to permit the correction or withdrawal of bids based on bid mistakes shall be supported by written determination made by a State purchasing officer.
    (g) Award. The contract shall be awarded with reasonable promptness by written notice to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder whose bid meets the requirements and criteria set forth in the invitation for bids, except when a State purchasing officer determines it is not in the best interest of the State and by written explanation determines another bidder shall receive the award. The explanation shall appear in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. The written explanation must include:
        (1) a description of the agency's needs;
        (2) a determination that the anticipated cost will be
    
fair and reasonable;
        (3) a listing of all responsible and responsive
    
bidders; and
        (4) the name of the bidder selected, the total
    
contract price, and the reasons for selecting that bidder.
    Each chief procurement officer may adopt guidelines to implement the requirements of this subsection (g).
    The written explanation shall be filed with the Legislative Audit Commission and the Procurement Policy Board, and be made available for inspection by the public, within 30 days after the agency's decision to award the contract.
    (h) Multi-step sealed bidding. When it is considered impracticable to initially prepare a purchase description to support an award based on price, an invitation for bids may be issued requesting the submission of unpriced offers to be followed by an invitation for bids limited to those bidders whose offers have been qualified under the criteria set forth in the first solicitation.
    (i) Alternative procedures. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the contrary, the Director of the Illinois Power Agency may create alternative bidding procedures to be used in procuring professional services under subsections (a) and (c) of Section 1-75 and subsection (d) of Section 1-78 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5(c) of the Public Utilities Act and to procure renewable energy resources under Section 1-56 of the Illinois Power Agency Act. These alternative procedures shall be set forth together with the other criteria contained in the invitation for bids, and shall appear in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (j) Reverse auction. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section and in accordance with rules adopted by the chief procurement officer, that chief procurement officer may procure supplies or services through a competitive electronic auction bidding process after the chief procurement officer determines that the use of such a process will be in the best interest of the State. The chief procurement officer shall publish that determination in his or her next volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    An invitation for bids shall be issued and shall include (i) a procurement description, (ii) all contractual terms, whenever practical, and (iii) conditions applicable to the procurement, including a notice that bids will be received in an electronic auction manner.
    Public notice of the invitation for bids shall be given in the same manner as provided in subsection (c).
    Bids shall be accepted electronically at the time and in the manner designated in the invitation for bids. During the auction, a bidder's price shall be disclosed to other bidders. Bidders shall have the opportunity to reduce their bid prices during the auction. At the conclusion of the auction, the record of the bid prices received and the name of each bidder shall be open to public inspection.
    After the auction period has terminated, withdrawal of bids shall be permitted as provided in subsection (f).
    The contract shall be awarded within 60 calendar days after the auction by written notice to the lowest responsible bidder, or all bids shall be rejected except as otherwise provided in this Code. Extensions of the date for the award may be made by mutual written consent of the State purchasing officer and the lowest responsible bidder.
    This subsection does not apply to (i) procurements of professional and artistic services, (ii) telecommunications services, communication services, and information services, and (iii) contracts for construction projects, including design professional services.
(Source: P.A. 99-906, eff. 6-1-17; 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-15

    (30 ILCS 500/20-15)
    Sec. 20-15. Competitive sealed proposals.
    (a) Conditions for use. When provided under this Code or under rules, or when the purchasing agency determines in writing that the use of competitive sealed bidding is either not practicable or not advantageous to the State, a contract may be entered into by competitive sealed proposals.
    (b) Request for proposals. Proposals shall be solicited through a request for proposals.
    (c) Public notice. Public notice of the request for proposals shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the date set in the invitation for the opening of proposals.
    (d) Receipt of proposals. Proposals shall be opened publicly or via an electronic procurement system in the presence of one or more witnesses at the time and place designated in the request for proposals, but proposals shall be opened in a manner to avoid disclosure of contents to competing offerors during the process of negotiation. A record of proposals shall be prepared and shall be open for public inspection after contract award.
    (e) Evaluation factors. The requests for proposals shall state the relative importance of price and other evaluation factors. Proposals shall be submitted in 2 parts: the first, covering items except price; and the second, covering price. The first part of all proposals shall be evaluated and ranked independently of the second part of all proposals.
    (f) Discussion with responsible offerors and revisions of offers or proposals. As provided in the request for proposals and under rules, discussions may be conducted with responsible offerors who submit offers or proposals determined to be reasonably susceptible of being selected for award for the purpose of clarifying and assuring full understanding of and responsiveness to the solicitation requirements. Those offerors shall be accorded fair and equal treatment with respect to any opportunity for discussion and revision of proposals. Revisions may be permitted after submission and before award for the purpose of obtaining best and final offers. In conducting discussions there shall be no disclosure of any information derived from proposals submitted by competing offerors. If information is disclosed to any offeror, it shall be provided to all competing offerors.
    (g) Award. Awards shall be made to the responsible offeror whose proposal is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the State, taking into consideration price and the evaluation factors set forth in the request for proposals. The contract file shall contain the basis on which the award is made.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-20

    (30 ILCS 500/20-20)
    Sec. 20-20. Small purchases.
    (a) Amount. Any individual procurement of supplies or services not exceeding $100,000 and any procurement of construction not exceeding $100,000, or any individual procurement of professional or artistic services not exceeding $100,000 may be made without competitive source selection. Procurements shall not be artificially divided so as to constitute a small purchase under this Section. Any procurement of construction not exceeding $100,000 may be made by an alternative competitive source selection. The construction agency shall establish rules for an alternative competitive source selection process. 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.
    (b) Adjustment. Each July 1, the small purchase maximum established in subsection (a) shall be adjusted for inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as determined by the United States Department of Labor and rounded to the nearest $100.
    (c) Based upon rules proposed by the Board and rules promulgated by the chief procurement officers, the small purchase maximum established in subsection (a) may be modified.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-25

    (30 ILCS 500/20-25)
    Sec. 20-25. Sole source procurements.
    (a) In accordance with standards set by rule, contracts may be awarded without use of the specified method of source selection when there is only one economically feasible source for the item. A State contract may be awarded as a sole source contract unless an interested party submits a written request for a public hearing at which the chief procurement officer and purchasing agency present written justification for the procurement method. Any interested party may present testimony. A sole source contract where a hearing was requested by an interested party may be awarded after the hearing is conducted with the approval of the chief procurement officer.
    (b) This Section may not be used as a basis for amending a contract for professional or artistic services if the amendment would result in an increase in the amount paid under the contract of more than 5% of the initial award, or would extend the contract term beyond the time reasonably needed for a competitive procurement, not to exceed 2 months.
    (c) Notice of intent to enter into a sole source contract shall be provided to the Procurement Policy Board and published in the online electronic Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the public hearing required in subsection (a). The notice shall include the sole source procurement justification form prescribed by the Board, a description of the item to be procured, the intended sole source contractor, and the date, time, and location of the public hearing. A copy of the notice and all documents provided at the hearing shall be included in the subsequent Procurement Bulletin.
    (d) By August 1 each year, each chief procurement officer shall file a report with the General Assembly identifying each contract the officer sought under the sole source procurement method and providing the justification given for seeking sole source as the procurement method for each of those contracts.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-30

    (30 ILCS 500/20-30)
    Sec. 20-30. Emergency purchases.
    (a) Conditions for use. In accordance with standards set by rule, a purchasing agency may make emergency procurements without competitive sealed bidding or prior notice when there exists a threat to public health or public safety, or when immediate expenditure is necessary for repairs to State property in order to protect against further loss of or damage to State property, to prevent or minimize serious disruption in critical State services that affect health, safety, or collection of substantial State revenues, or to ensure the integrity of State records; provided, however, that the term of the emergency purchase shall be limited to the time reasonably needed for a competitive procurement, not to exceed 90 calendar days. A contract may be extended beyond 90 calendar days if the chief procurement officer determines additional time is necessary and that the contract scope and duration are limited to the emergency. Prior to execution of the extension, the chief procurement officer must hold a public hearing and provide written justification for all emergency contracts. Members of the public may present testimony. Emergency procurements shall be made with as much competition as is practicable under the circumstances. A written description of the basis for the emergency and reasons for the selection of the particular contractor shall be included in the contract file.
    (b) Notice. Notice of all emergency procurements shall be provided to the Procurement Policy Board and published in the online electronic Bulletin no later than 5 calendar days after the contract is awarded. Notice of intent to extend an emergency contract shall be provided to the Procurement Policy Board and published in the online electronic Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the public hearing. Notice shall include at least a description of the need for the emergency purchase, the contractor, and if applicable, the date, time, and location of the public hearing. A copy of this notice and all documents provided at the hearing shall be included in the subsequent Procurement Bulletin. Before the next appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin, the purchasing agency shall publish in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin a copy of each written description and reasons and the total cost of each emergency procurement made during the previous month. When only an estimate of the total cost is known at the time of publication, the estimate shall be identified as an estimate and published. When the actual total cost is determined, it shall also be published in like manner before the 10th day of the next succeeding month.
    (c) Statements. A chief procurement officer making a procurement under this Section shall file statements with the Procurement Policy Board and the Auditor General within 10 calendar days after the procurement setting forth the amount expended, the name of the contractor involved, and the conditions and circumstances requiring the emergency procurement. When only an estimate of the cost is available within 10 calendar days after the procurement, the actual cost shall be reported immediately after it is determined. At the end of each fiscal quarter, the Auditor General shall file with the Legislative Audit Commission and the Governor a complete listing of all emergency procurements reported during that fiscal quarter. The Legislative Audit Commission shall review the emergency procurements so reported and, in its annual reports, advise the General Assembly of procurements that appear to constitute an abuse of this Section.
    (d) Quick purchases. The chief procurement officer may promulgate rules extending the circumstances by which a purchasing agency may make purchases under this Section, including but not limited to the procurement of items available at a discount for a limited period of time.
    (e) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly apply to procurements executed on or after its effective date.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-35

    (30 ILCS 500/20-35)
    Sec. 20-35. Competitive selection procedures.
    (a) Conditions for use. The services specified in Article 35 shall be procured in accordance with this Section, except as authorized under Sections 20-25 and 20-30 of this Article.
    (b) Statement of qualifications. Respondents shall submit statements of qualifications and expressions of interest. The chief procurement officer shall specify a uniform format for statements of qualifications. Persons may amend these statements at any time by filing a new statement.
    (c) Public announcement and form of request for proposals. Public notice of the need for the procurement shall be given in the form of a request for proposals and published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the date set in the request for proposals for the opening of proposals. The request for proposals shall describe the services required, list the type of information and data required of each respondent, and state the relative importance of particular qualifications.
    (d) Discussions. The purchasing agency may conduct discussions with any respondent who has submitted a response to determine the respondent's qualifications for further consideration. Discussions shall not disclose any information derived from proposals submitted by other respondents.
    (e) Award. Award shall be made to the respondent determined in writing by the purchasing agency to be best qualified based on the evaluation factors set forth in the request for proposals and negotiation of compensation determined to be fair and reasonable.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-40

    (30 ILCS 500/20-40)
    Sec. 20-40. Cancellation of invitations for bids or requests for proposals. An invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or any other solicitation may be cancelled without penalty, or any and all bids, offers, proposals, or any other solicitation may be rejected in whole or in part as may be specified in the solicitation, when it is in the best interests of the State in accordance with rules. The reasons for cancellation or rejection shall be made part of the contract file.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-43

    (30 ILCS 500/20-43)
    Sec. 20-43. Bidder or offeror authorized to transact business or conduct affairs in Illinois. In addition to meeting any other requirement of law or rule, a person (other than an individual acting as a sole proprietor) may qualify as a bidder or offeror under this Code only if the person is a legal entity prior to submitting the bid, offer, or proposal. The legal entity must be authorized to transact business or conduct affairs in Illinois prior to execution of the contract. This Section shall not apply to construction contracts that are subject to the requirements of Sections 30-20 and 33-10 of this Code. The pre-qualification requirements of Sections 30-20 and 33-10 of this Code shall include the requirement that the bidder be registered with the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-45

    (30 ILCS 500/20-45)
    Sec. 20-45. Prequalification of suppliers. The chief procurement officer shall promulgate rules for the development of prequalified supplier lists for appropriate categories of purchases and the annual updating of those lists.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-50

    (30 ILCS 500/20-50)
    Sec. 20-50. Specifications. Specifications shall be prepared in accordance with consistent standards that are promulgated by the chief procurement officer and reviewed by the Board and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Those standards shall include a prohibition against the use of brand-name only products, except for products intended for retail sale or as specified by rule. All specifications shall seek to promote overall economy for the purposes intended and encourage competition in satisfying the State's needs and shall not be unduly restrictive.
    A solicitation or specification for a contract or a contract, including but not limited to of a college, university, or institution under the jurisdiction of a governing board listed in Section 1-15.100, may not require, stipulate, suggest, or encourage a monetary or other financial contribution or donation, cash bonus or incentive, economic investment, or other prohibited conduct as an explicit or implied term or condition for awarding or completing the contract. The contract, solicitation, or specification also may not include a requirement that an individual or individuals employed by such a college, university, or institution receive a consulting contract for professional services.
    As used in this Section, "prohibited conduct" includes requested payments or other consideration by a third party to the university or State agency that is not part of the solicitation or that is unrelated to the subject matter or purpose of the solicitation. "Prohibited conduct" does not include a payment from the vendor that is supported by additional consideration (such as exclusive rights to sell items or rights to advertise), other than the consideration of the State's awarding a contract to purchase of goods and services.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-55

    (30 ILCS 500/20-55)
    Sec. 20-55. Types of contracts. Subject to the limitations of this Section and unless otherwise authorized by law, any type of contract that will promote the best interests of the State may be used, except that cost-plus-a-percentage-of-cost contracts are prohibited. A cost-reimbursement contract may be used only when a determination is made in writing that a cost-reimbursement contract is likely to be less costly to the State than any other type or that it is impracticable to obtain the item required except under that type of contract. The general form of contracts shall be determined by the chief procurement officer.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-60

    (30 ILCS 500/20-60)
    Sec. 20-60. Duration of contracts.
    (a) Maximum duration. A contract may be entered into for any period of time deemed to be in the best interests of the State but not exceeding 10 years inclusive, beginning January 1, 2010, of proposed contract renewals. The length of a lease for real property or capital improvements shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 40-25. The length of energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-45. A contract for bond or mortgage insurance awarded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, however, may be entered into for any period of time less than or equal to the maximum period of time that the subject bond or mortgage may remain outstanding.
    (b) Subject to appropriation. All contracts made or entered into shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of the contract.
    (c) The chief procurement officer shall file a proposed extension or renewal of a contract with the Procurement Policy Board prior to entering into any extension or renewal if the cost associated with the extension or renewal exceeds $249,999. The Procurement Policy Board may object to the proposed extension or renewal within 30 calendar days and require a hearing before the Board prior to entering into the extension or renewal. If the Procurement Policy Board does not object within 30 calendar days or takes affirmative action to recommend the extension or renewal, the chief procurement officer may enter into the extension or renewal of a contract. This subsection does not apply to any emergency procurement, any procurement under Article 40, or any procurement exempted by Section 1-10(b) of this Code. If any State agency contract is paid for in whole or in part with federal-aid funds, grants, or loans and the provisions of this subsection would result in the loss of those federal-aid funds, grants, or loans, then the contract is exempt from the provisions of this subsection in order to remain eligible for those federal-aid funds, grants, or loans, and the State agency shall file notice of this exemption with the Procurement Policy Board prior to entering into the proposed extension or renewal. Nothing in this subsection permits a chief procurement officer to enter into an extension or renewal in violation of subsection (a). By August 1 each year, the Procurement Policy Board shall file a report with the General Assembly identifying for the previous fiscal year (i) the proposed extensions or renewals that were filed with the Board and whether the Board objected and (ii) the contracts exempt from this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-65

    (30 ILCS 500/20-65)
    Sec. 20-65. Right to audit records.
    (a) Maintenance of books and records. Every contract and subcontract shall require the contractor or subcontractor, as applicable, to maintain books and records relating to the performance of the contract or subcontract and necessary to support amounts charged to the State under the contract or subcontract. The books and records shall be maintained by the contractor for a period of 3 years from the later of the date of final payment under the contract or completion of the contract and by the subcontractor for a period of 3 years from the later of the date of final payment under the subcontract or completion of the subcontract. However, the 3-year period shall be extended for the duration of any audit in progress at the time of that period's expiration.
    (b) Audit. Every contract and subcontract shall provide that all books and records required to be maintained under subsection (a) shall be available for review and audit by the Auditor General, chief procurement officer, internal auditor, and the purchasing agency. Every contract and subcontract shall require the contractor and subcontractor, as applicable, to cooperate fully with any audit.
    (c) Failure to maintain books and records. Failure to maintain the books and records required by this Section shall establish a presumption in favor of the State for the recovery of any funds paid by the State for which required books and records are not available.
(Source: P.A. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795).)

30 ILCS 500/20-70

    (30 ILCS 500/20-70)
    Sec. 20-70. Finality of determinations. Except as otherwise provided in this Code, determinations made by a chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or a purchasing agency under this Code are final and conclusive unless they are clearly erroneous, arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law.
(Source: P.A. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795).)

30 ILCS 500/20-75

    (30 ILCS 500/20-75)
    Sec. 20-75. Disputes and protests. The chief procurement officers shall by rule establish procedures to be followed in resolving protested solicitations and awards and contract controversies, for debarment or suspension of contractors, and for resolving other procurement-related disputes.
(Source: P.A. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795).)

30 ILCS 500/20-80

    (30 ILCS 500/20-80)
    Sec. 20-80. Contract files.
    (a) Written determinations. All written determinations required under this Article shall be placed in the contract file maintained by the chief procurement officer.
    (b) Filing with Comptroller. Whenever a grant, defined pursuant to accounting standards established by the Comptroller, or a contract liability, except for: (1) contracts paid from personal services, or (2) contracts between the State and its employees to defer compensation in accordance with Article 24 of the Illinois Pension Code, exceeding $20,000 is incurred by any State agency, a copy of the contract, purchase order, grant, or lease shall be filed with the Comptroller within 30 calendar days thereafter. Beginning January 1, 2013, the Comptroller may require that contracts and grants required to be filed with the Comptroller under this Section shall be filed electronically, unless the agency is incapable of filing the contract or grant electronically because it does not possess the necessary technology or equipment. Any State agency that is incapable of electronically filing its contracts or grants shall submit a written statement to the Governor and to the Comptroller attesting to the reasons for its inability to comply. This statement shall include a discussion of what the State agency needs in order to effectively comply with this Section. Prior to requiring electronic filing, the Comptroller shall consult with the Governor as to the feasibility of establishing mutually agreeable technical standards for the electronic document imaging, storage, and transfer of contracts and grants, taking into consideration the technology available to that agency, best practices, and the technological capabilities of State agencies. Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be construed to impede the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. For each State contract for supplies or services awarded on or after July 1, 2010, the contracting agency shall provide the applicable rate and unit of measurement of the supplies or services on the contract obligation document as required by the Comptroller. If the contract obligation document that is submitted to the Comptroller contains the rate and unit of measurement of the supplies or services, the Comptroller shall provide that information on his or her official website. Any cancellation or modification to any such contract liability shall be filed with the Comptroller within 30 calendar days of its execution.
    (c) Late filing affidavit. When a contract, purchase order, grant, or lease required to be filed by this Section has not been filed within 30 calendar days of execution, the Comptroller shall refuse to issue a warrant for payment thereunder until the agency files with the Comptroller the contract, purchase order, grant, or lease and an affidavit, signed by the chief executive officer of the agency or his or her designee, setting forth an explanation of why the contract liability was not filed within 30 calendar days of execution. A copy of this affidavit shall be filed with the Auditor General.
    (d) Timely execution of contracts. Except as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, no voucher shall be submitted to the Comptroller for a warrant to be drawn for the payment of money from the State treasury or from other funds held by the State Treasurer on account of any contract unless the contract is reduced to writing before the services are performed and filed with the Comptroller. Contractors shall not be paid for any supplies that were received or services that were rendered before the contract was reduced to writing and signed by all necessary parties. A chief procurement officer may request an exception to this subsection by submitting a written statement to the Comptroller and Treasurer setting forth the circumstances and reasons why the contract could not be reduced to writing before the supplies were received or services were performed. A waiver of this subsection must be approved by the Comptroller and Treasurer. This Section shall not apply to emergency purchases if notice of the emergency purchase is filed with the Procurement Policy Board and published in the Bulletin as required by this Code.
    (e) Method of source selection. When a contract is filed with the Comptroller under this Section, the Comptroller's file shall identify the method of source selection used in obtaining the contract.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-85

    (30 ILCS 500/20-85)
    Sec. 20-85. Federal requirements. A State agency receiving federal-aid funds, grants, or loans shall have authority to adopt its procedures, rules, project statements, drawings, maps, surveys, plans, specifications, contract terms, estimates, bid forms, bond forms, and other documents or practices to comply with the regulations, policies, and procedures of the designated authority, administration, or department of the United States, in order to remain eligible for such federal-aid funds, grants, or loans.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-90

    (30 ILCS 500/20-90)
    Sec. 20-90. Foreign country procurements. Procurements to meet the needs of State offices located in foreign countries shall comply with the provisions of this Code to the extent practical.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-95

    (30 ILCS 500/20-95)
    Sec. 20-95. Donations. Nothing in this Code or in the rules promulgated under this Code shall prevent any State agency from complying with the terms and conditions of any grant, gift, or bequest that calls for the procurement of a particular good or service or the use of a particular vendor, provided that the grant, gift, or bequest provides majority funding for the contract.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-105

    (30 ILCS 500/20-105)
    Sec. 20-105. State agency printing. All books, pamphlets, documents, and reports published through or by the State of Illinois or any State agency, board, or commission shall have printed thereon "Printed by authority of the State of Illinois", the date of each publication, the number of copies printed, and the printing order number. Each using agency shall be responsible for ascertaining the compliance of printing materials procured by or for it with this Section. No printing or reproduction contract shall be let and no printing or reproduction shall be accomplished when that wording does not appear on the material to be printed or reproduced. No publication may have written, stamped, or printed on it, or attached to it, "Compliments of ........ (naming a person)" or any words of similar import.
    This Section does not apply to the printing by a public institution of higher education of material not paid for in any portion from funds appropriated by the General Assembly, printing that is performed by a university unit, or printing that is performed in conjunction with contracts referenced in subsection (b)(1) of Section 1-10.
(Source: P.A. 95-75, eff. 8-13-07.)

30 ILCS 500/20-110

    (30 ILCS 500/20-110)
    Sec. 20-110. Printing cost offsets. The chief procurement officer may promulgate rules permitting the exchange of advertising rights in or receipt of free copies of printed products procured under this Article as a means of reducing printing costs. The rules shall specify the appropriate method of source selection to be used to competitively acquire printing cost offsets.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-120

    (30 ILCS 500/20-120)
    Sec. 20-120. Subcontractors.
    (a) Any contract granted under this Code shall state whether the services of a subcontractor will be used. The contract shall include the names and addresses of all known subcontractors with subcontracts with an annual value of more than $50,000, the general type of work to be performed by these subcontractors, and the expected amount of money each will receive under the contract. Upon the request of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20, the contractor shall provide the chief procurement officer a copy of a subcontract so identified within 15 calendar days after the request is made. A subcontractor, or contractor on behalf of a subcontractor, may identify information that is deemed proprietary or confidential. If the chief procurement officer determines the information is not relevant to the primary contract, the chief procurement officer may excuse the inclusion of the information. If the chief procurement officer determines the information is proprietary or could harm the business interest of the subcontractor, the chief procurement officer may, in his or her discretion, redact the information. Redacted information shall not become part of the public record.
    (b) If at any time during the term of a contract, a contractor adds or changes any subcontractors, he or she shall promptly notify, in writing, the chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or their designee of the names and addresses of each new or replaced subcontractor and the general type of work to be performed. Upon the request of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20, the contractor shall provide the chief procurement officer a copy of any new or amended subcontract so identified within 15 calendar days after the request is made.
    (c) In addition to any other requirements of this Code, a subcontract subject to this Section must include all of the subcontractor's certifications required by Article 50 of the Code.
    (d) This Section applies to procurements solicited on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly apply to procurements solicited on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-150

    (30 ILCS 500/20-150)
    Sec. 20-150. Proposed contracts; Procurement Policy Board. This Article is subject to Section 5-30 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

30 ILCS 500/20-155

    (30 ILCS 500/20-155)
    Sec. 20-155. Solicitation and contract documents.
    (a) Each chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall have the sole authority in their respective jurisdiction to develop and distribute uniform documents for the solicitation, review, and acceptance of all bids, offers, and responses and the award of contracts pursuant to this Code. If a chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 exercises the authority to develop and distribute uniform documents for the solicitation, review and acceptance of all bids, offers and responses and the award of contracts, then the State agency shall use the uniform documents.
    (b) After award of a contract and subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the procuring agency shall make available for public inspection and copying all pre-award, post-award, administration, and close-out documents relating to that particular contract.
    (c) A procurement file shall be maintained for all contracts, regardless of the method of procurement. The procurement file shall contain the basis on which the award is made, all submitted bids and proposals, all evaluation materials, score sheets and all other documentation related to or prepared in conjunction with evaluation, negotiation, and the award process. The procurement file shall contain a written determination, signed by the chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer, setting forth the reasoning for the contract award decision. The procurement file shall not include trade secrets or other competitively sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information. The procurement file shall be open to public inspection within 7 calendar days following award of the contract.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/20-160

    (30 ILCS 500/20-160)
    Sec. 20-160. Business entities; certification; registration with the State Board of Elections.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, the terms "business entity", "contract", "State contract", "contract with a State agency", "State agency", "affiliated entity", and "affiliated person" have the meanings ascribed to those terms in Section 50-37.
    (b) Every bid and offer submitted to and every contract executed by the State on or after January 1, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 95-971) and every submission to a vendor portal shall contain (1) a certification by the bidder, offeror, vendor, or contractor that either (i) the bidder, offeror, vendor, or contractor is not required to register as a business entity with the State Board of Elections pursuant to this Section or (ii) the bidder, offeror, vendor, or contractor has registered as a business entity with the State Board of Elections and acknowledges a continuing duty to update the registration and (2) a statement that the contract is voidable under Section 50-60 for the bidder's, offeror's, vendor's, or contractor's failure to comply with this Section.
    (c) Each business entity (i) whose aggregate bids and proposals on State contracts annually total more than $50,000, (ii) whose aggregate bids and proposals on State contracts combined with the business entity's aggregate annual total value of State contracts exceed $50,000, or (iii) whose contracts with State agencies, in the aggregate, annually total more than $50,000 shall register with the State Board of Elections in accordance with Section 9-35 of the Election Code. A business entity required to register under this subsection due to item (i) or (ii) has a continuing duty to ensure that the registration is accurate during the period beginning on the date of registration and ending on the day after the date the contract is awarded; any change in information must be reported to the State Board of Elections 5 business days following such change or no later than a day before the contract is awarded, whichever date is earlier. A business entity required to register under this subsection due to item (iii) has a continuing duty to ensure that the registration is accurate in accordance with subsection (e).
    (d) Any business entity, not required under subsection (c) to register, whose aggregate bids and proposals on State contracts annually total more than $50,000, or whose aggregate bids and proposals on State contracts combined with the business entity's aggregate annual total value of State contracts exceed $50,000, shall register with the State Board of Elections in accordance with Section 9-35 of the Election Code prior to submitting to a State agency the bid or proposal whose value causes the business entity to fall within the monetary description of this subsection. A business entity required to register under this subsection has a continuing duty to ensure that the registration is accurate during the period beginning on the date of registration and ending on the day after the date the contract is awarded. Any change in information must be reported to the State Board of Elections within 5 business days following such change or no later than a day before the contract is awarded, whichever date is earlier.
    (e) A business entity whose contracts with State agencies, in the aggregate, annually total more than $50,000 must maintain its registration under this Section and has a continuing duty to ensure that the registration is accurate for the duration of the term of office of the incumbent officeholder awarding the contracts or for a period of 2 years following the expiration or termination of the contracts, whichever is longer. A business entity, required to register under this subsection, has a continuing duty to report any changes on a quarterly basis to the State Board of Elections within 14 calendar days following the last day of January, April, July, and October of each year. Any update pursuant to this paragraph that is received beyond that date is presumed late and the civil penalty authorized by subsection (e) of Section 9-35 of the Election Code (10 ILCS 5/9-35) may be assessed.
    Also, if a business entity required to register under this subsection has a pending bid or offer, any change in information shall be reported to the State Board of Elections within 7 calendar days following such change or no later than a day before the contract is awarded, whichever date is earlier.
    (f) A business entity's continuing duty under this Section to ensure the accuracy of its registration includes the requirement that the business entity notify the State Board of Elections of any change in information, including but not limited to changes of affiliated entities or affiliated persons.
    (g) For any bid or offer for a contract with a State agency by a business entity required to register under this Section, the chief procurement officer shall verify that the business entity is required to register under this Section and is in compliance with the registration requirements on the date the bid or offer is due. A chief procurement officer shall not accept a bid or offer if the business entity is not in compliance with the registration requirements as of the date bids or offers are due. Upon discovery of noncompliance with this Section, if the bidder or offeror made a good faith effort to comply with registration efforts prior to the date the bid or offer is due, a chief procurement officer may provide the bidder or offeror 5 business days to achieve compliance. A chief procurement officer may extend the time to prove compliance by as long as necessary in the event that there is a failure within the State Board of Election's registration system.
    (h) A registration, and any changes to a registration, must include the business entity's verification of accuracy and subjects the business entity to the penalties of the laws of this State for perjury.
    In addition to any penalty under Section 9-35 of the Election Code, intentional, willful, or material failure to disclose information required for registration shall render the contract, bid, offer, or other procurement relationship voidable by the chief procurement officer if he or she deems it to be in the best interest of the State of Illinois.
    (i) This Section applies regardless of the method of source selection used in awarding the contract.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/20-165

    (30 ILCS 500/20-165)
    Sec. 20-165. Compliance with Transportation Sustainability Procurement Program Act. When procuring freight, small package delivery, and other forms of cargo shipping and transportation services, appropriate weight shall be given to the requirements of the Transportation Sustainability Procurement Program Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-348, eff. 8-14-13.)