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(30 ILCS 500/) Illinois Procurement Code.

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.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 25

    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 25 heading)

30 ILCS 500/25-5

    (30 ILCS 500/25-5)
    Sec. 25-5. Applicability. All contracts for supplies and services, excluding professional or artistic services, shall be procured in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/25-10

    (30 ILCS 500/25-10)
    Sec. 25-10. Authority. State purchasing officers shall have the authority to procure supplies and services, except as that authority may be limited by the chief procurement officer.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/25-15

    (30 ILCS 500/25-15)
    Sec. 25-15. Method of source selection.
    (a) Competitive sealed bidding. Except as provided in subsection (b) and Sections 20-20, 20-25, and 20-30, all State contracts for supplies and services shall be awarded by competitive sealed bidding in accordance with Section 20-10.
    (b) Other methods. The chief procurement officer may establish by rule (i) categories of purchases, including non-governmental joint purchases, that may be made without competitive sealed bidding and (ii) the most competitive alternate method of source selection that shall be used for each category of purchase.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/25-30

    (30 ILCS 500/25-30)
    Sec. 25-30. More favorable terms. A supply or service contract may include, if determined by a State purchasing officer to be in the best interests of the State, a clause requiring that if more favorable terms are granted by the contractor to any similar state or local governmental agency in any state in a contemporaneous agreement let under the same or similar financial terms and circumstances for comparable supplies or services, the more favorable terms shall be applicable under the contract.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/25-35

    (30 ILCS 500/25-35)
    Sec. 25-35. Purchase of coal and postage stamps.
    (a) Delivery of necessary supplies. To avoid interruption or impediment of delivery of necessary supplies, commodities, and coal, State purchasing officers may approve a State agency's purchases of or contracts for supplies and commodities after April 30 of a fiscal year when delivery of the supplies and commodities is to be made after June 30 of that fiscal year and payment for which is to be made from appropriations for the next fiscal year.
    (b) Postage. All postage stamps purchased from State funds must be perforated for identification purposes. A General Assembly member may furnish the U.S. Post Office with a warrant so as to allow for the creation or continuation of a bulk rate mailing fund in the name of the General Assembly member or may furnish a postage meter company or post office with a warrant so as to facilitate the purchase of a postage meter and its stamps. Any postage meter so purchased must also contain a stamp that shall state "Official State Mail".
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/25-45

    (30 ILCS 500/25-45)
    Sec. 25-45. Energy conservation program contracts; energy savings contracts or leases.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, an "energy savings contract or lease" means a contract or lease for an improvement, repair, alteration, betterment, equipment, fixture, or furnishing that is designed to reduce energy consumption or operating costs, and that includes an agreement that payments, except obligations on termination of the contract or lease before its expiration, shall be made over time and that savings are guaranteed to the extent practicable to pay for the cost of the improvement, repair, alteration, betterment, equipment, fixture, or furnishing.
    (b) State purchasing officers may enter into energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases that provide for utility cost savings. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, energy savings contracts or leases may include an alternative financing or lease to purchase option.
    (c) Energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts and leases may entered into for a period of time deemed to be in the best interest of the State but not exceeding 15 years inclusive of proposed contract or lease renewals.
    (d) The chief procurement officer shall promulgate and adopt rules for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

30 ILCS 500/25-55

    (30 ILCS 500/25-55)
    Sec. 25-55. Annual reports. Every printed annual report produced by a State agency shall bear a statement indicating whether it was printed by the State of Illinois or by contract and indicating the printing cost per copy and the number of copies printed. The Department of Central Management Services shall prepare and submit to the General Assembly on the fourth Wednesday of January in each year a report setting forth with respect to each State agency for the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year in which the report is filed the total quantity of annual reports printed, the total cost, and the cost per copy and the cost per page of the annual report of the State agency printed during the calendar year covered by the report.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/25-60

    (30 ILCS 500/25-60)
    Sec. 25-60. Prevailing wage requirements.
    (a) All services furnished under service contracts of $2,000 or more or $200 or more per month and under printing contracts shall be subject to the following prevailing wage requirements:
        (1) Not less than the general prevailing wage rate of
hourly wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is produced shall be paid by the successful bidder, offeror, or potential contractor to its employees who perform the work on the State contracts. The bidder, offeror, potential contractor, or contractor in order to be considered to be a responsible bidder, offeror, potential contractor, or contractor for the purposes of this Code, shall certify to the purchasing agency that wages to be paid to its employees are no less, and fringe benefits and working conditions of employees are not less favorable, than those prevailing in the locality where the contract is to be performed. Prevailing wages and working conditions shall be determined by the Director of the Illinois Department of Labor.
        (2) Whenever a collective bargaining agreement is in
effect between an employer, other than a governmental body, and service or printing employees as defined in this Section who are represented by a responsible organization that is in no way influenced or controlled by the management, that agreement and its provisions shall be considered as conditions prevalent in that locality and shall be the minimum requirements taken into consideration by the Director of Labor.
    (b) As used in this Section, "services" means janitorial cleaning services, window cleaning services, building and grounds services, site technician services, natural resources services, food services, and security services. "Printing" means and includes all processes and operations involved in printing, including but not limited to letterpress, offset, and gravure processes, the multilith method, photographic or other duplicating process, the operations of composition, platemaking, presswork, and binding, and the end products of those processes, methods, and operations. As used in this Code "printing" does not include photocopiers used in the course of normal business activities, photographic equipment used for geographic mapping, or printed matter that is commonly available to the general public from contractor inventory.
    (c) The terms "general prevailing rate of hourly wages", "general prevailing rate of wages", or "prevailing rate of wages" when used in this Section mean the hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits for health and welfare, insurance, vacations, and pensions paid generally, in the locality in which the work is being performed, to employees engaged in work of a similar character.
    (d) "Locality" shall have the meaning established by rule.
    (e) This Section does not apply to services furnished under contracts for professional or artistic services.
    (f) This Section does not apply to vocational programs of training for persons with physical or mental disabilities or to sheltered workshops for persons with severe disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

30 ILCS 500/25-65

    (30 ILCS 500/25-65)
    Sec. 25-65. Contracts performed outside the United States. Prior to contracting or as a requirement of solicitation of any State contracts for services as defined in Section 1-15.90, whichever is appropriate, potential contractors shall disclose in a statement of work where services will be performed under that contract, including any subcontracts, and whether any services under that contract, including any subcontracts, are anticipated to be performed outside the United States.
    In awarding the contract or evaluating the bid or offer, the chief procurement officer may consider such disclosure and the economic impact to the State of Illinois and its residents.
    If the chief procurement officer awards a contract to a vendor based upon disclosure that work will be performed in the United States and during the term of the contract the contractor or a subcontractor proceeds to shift work outside of the United States, the contractor shall be deemed in breach of contract, unless the chief procurement officer shall have first determined in writing that circumstances require the shift of work or that termination of the contract would not be in the State's best interest.
    Nothing in this Section is intended to contravene any existing treaty, law, agreement, or regulation of the United States.
    The chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20 shall prepare and deliver to the General Assembly, no later than September 1, 2015, a report on the impact of outsourcing services for State agencies subject to the jurisdiction of the chief procurement officer. The report shall include the State's cost of procurement and shall identify those contracts where it was disclosed that services were provided outside of the United States, including a description and value of those services. Each State agency subject to the jurisdiction of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20 must provide the chief procurement officer the information necessary to comply with this Section on or before June 1, 2015. The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report in the manner provided by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/25-70

    (30 ILCS 500/25-70)
    Sec. 25-70. Electronic mail service; spam free. Electronic mail service providers that provide electronic mail service under State contracts awarded on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly must take measures reasonably designed to provide a service that is free of unsolicited electronic mail advertisements (sometimes known as "spam"). The electronic mail service provider is responsible for using software filters or other means to accomplish the requirements of this Section. In this Section, the terms "electronic mail service provider" and "unsolicited electronic mail advertisement" have the same meanings as those terms are defined in the Electronic Mail Act (815 ILCS 511/).
(Source: P.A. 94-413, eff. 1-1-06.)

30 ILCS 500/25-75

    (30 ILCS 500/25-75)
    Sec. 25-75. Purchase of motor vehicles.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, all gasoline-powered vehicles purchased from State funds must be flexible fuel vehicles. Beginning July 1, 2007, all gasoline-powered vehicles purchased from State funds must be flexible fuel or fuel efficient hybrid vehicles. For purposes of this Section, "flexible fuel vehicles" are automobiles or light trucks that operate on either gasoline or E-85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) fuel and "Fuel efficient hybrid vehicles" are automobiles or light trucks that use a gasoline or diesel engine and an electric motor to provide power and gain at least a 20% increase in combined US-EPA city-highway fuel economy over the equivalent or most-similar conventionally-powered model.
    (b) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, any vehicle purchased from State funds that is fueled by diesel fuel shall be certified by the manufacturer to run on 5% biodiesel (B5) fuel.
    (b-5) On and after January 1, 2016, 15% of passenger vehicles, other than Department of Corrections vehicles, Secretary of State vehicles (except for mid-sized sedans), and Department of State Police patrol vehicles, purchased with State funds shall be vehicles fueled by electricity, electricity and gasohol (hybrids or plug-in hybrids), compressed natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, or liquid natural gas, including dedicated or non-dedicated fuel type vehicles.
    (c) The Chief Procurement Officer may determine that certain vehicle procurements are exempt from this Section based on intended use or other reasonable considerations such as health and safety of Illinois citizens.
(Source: P.A. 98-442, eff. 1-1-14; 98-759, eff. 7-16-14; 99-406, eff. 1-1-16.)

30 ILCS 500/25-80

    (30 ILCS 500/25-80)
    Sec. 25-80. Successor contractor. All service contracts shall include a clause requiring the bidder or offeror, in order to be considered a responsible bidder or offeror for the purposes of this Code, to certify to the purchasing agency (i) that it shall offer to assume the collective bargaining obligations of the prior employer, including any existing collective bargaining agreement with the bargaining representative of any existing collective bargaining unit or units performing substantially similar work to the services covered by the contract subject to its bid or offer, and (ii) that it shall offer employment to all employees currently employed in any existing bargaining unit performing substantially similar work that will be performed by the successor vendor.
    This Section does not apply to heating and air conditioning service contracts, plumbing service contracts, and electrical service contracts.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/25-85

    (30 ILCS 500/25-85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 25-85. Best value procurement.
    (a) This Section shall apply only to purchases of heavy mobile fleet vehicles and off-road construction equipment procured by or on behalf of:
        (1) institutions of higher education;
        (2) the Department of Agriculture;
        (3) the Department of Transportation; and
        (4) the Department of Natural Resources.
    (b) As used in this Section, "best value procurement" means a contract award determined by objective criteria related to price, features, functions, and life-cycle costs that may include the following:
        (1) total cost of ownership, including warranty,
under which all repair costs are borne solely by the warranty provider; repair costs; maintenance costs; fuel consumption; and salvage value;
        (2) product performance, productivity, and safety
        (3) the supplier's ability to perform to the
contract requirements; and
        (4) environmental benefits, including reduction of
greenhouse gas emissions, reduction of air pollutant emissions, or reduction of toxic or hazardous materials.
    (c) The department or institution may enter into a contract for heavy mobile fleet vehicles and off-road construction equipment for use by the department or institution by means of best value procurement, using specifications and criteria developed in consultation with the Chief Procurement Officer of each designated department or institution and conducted in accordance with Section 20-15 of this Code.
    (d) In addition to disclosure of the minimum requirements for qualification, the solicitation document shall specify which business performance measures, in addition to price, shall be given a weighted value. The solicitation shall include a scoring method based on those factors and price in determining the successful offeror. Any evaluation and scoring method shall ensure substantial weight is given to the contract price.
    (e) Upon written request of any person who has submitted an offer, notice of the award shall be posted in a public place in the offices of the department or institution at least 24 hours before executing the contract or purchase order. If, before making an award, any offeror who has submitted a bid files a protest with the department or institution against the awarding of the contract or purchase order on the ground that his or her offer should have been selected in accordance with the selection criteria in the solicitation document, the contract or purchase order shall not be awarded until either the protest has been withdrawn or the appropriate Chief Procurement Officer has made a final decision as to the action to be taken relative to the protest. Within 10 days after filing a protest, the protesting offeror shall file with the Chief Procurement Officer a full and complete written statement specifying in detail the ground of the protest and the facts in support thereof.
    (f) The total annual value of vehicles and equipment purchased through best value procurement pursuant to this Section shall be limited to $20,000,000 per each department or institution.
    (g) Best value procurement shall only be used on procurements first solicited on or before June 30, 2020.
    (h) On or before January 1, 2021, the Chief Procurement Officer of each designated department or institution shall prepare an evaluation of the best value procurement pilot program authorized by this Section, including a recommendation on whether or not the process should be continued. The evaluation shall be posted in the applicable volume or volumes of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on or before January 1, 2021.
    (i) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/25-200

    (30 ILCS 500/25-200)
    Sec. 25-200. 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.)