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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 500/) Illinois Procurement Code.

30 ILCS 500/40-150

    (30 ILCS 500/40-150)
    Sec. 40-150. 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/Art. 45

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 45 heading)
ARTICLE 45
PREFERENCES

30 ILCS 500/45-5

    (30 ILCS 500/45-5)
    Sec. 45-5. Procurement preferences. To promote business and employment opportunities in Illinois, procurement preferences are established and shall be applicable to any procurement made under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-10

    (30 ILCS 500/45-10)
    Sec. 45-10. Resident bidders and offerors.
    (a) Amount of preference. When a contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or offeror, a resident bidder or offeror shall be allowed a preference as against a non-resident bidder or offeror from any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders or offerors from that state. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state of the non-resident bidder or offeror. Further, if only non-resident bidders or offerors are bidding, the purchasing agency is within its right to specify that Illinois labor and manufacturing locations be used as a part of the manufacturing process, if applicable. This specification may be negotiated as part of the solicitation process.
    (b) Residency. A resident bidder or offeror is a person authorized to transact business in this State and having a bona fide establishment for transacting business within this State where it was actually transacting business on the date when any bid for a public contract is first advertised or announced. A resident bidder or offeror includes a foreign corporation duly authorized to transact business in this State that has a bona fide establishment for transacting business within this State where it was actually transacting business on the date when any bid for a public contract is first advertised or announced.
    (c) Federal funds. This Section does not apply to any contract for any project as to which federal funds are available for expenditure when its provisions may be in conflict with federal law or federal regulation.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-15

    (30 ILCS 500/45-15)
    Sec. 45-15. Soybean oil-based ink. Contracts requiring the procurement of printing services shall specify the use of soybean oil-based ink unless a State purchasing officer determines that another type of ink is required to assure high quality and reasonable pricing of the printed product.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-20

    (30 ILCS 500/45-20)
    Sec. 45-20. Recycled supplies. When a public contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or offeror, an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will fulfill the contract through the use of products made of recycled supplies shall be given preference over other bidders or offerors unable to do so, provided that the cost included in the bid of supplies is equal or less than other bids or offers, unless the use of the product constitutes an undue practical hardship.
    This Section applies to bid opportunities posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on or after January 1, 2016.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to a construction agency for the purposes of procuring construction and construction-related services.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15; 99-428, eff. 8-21-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-25

    (30 ILCS 500/45-25)
    Sec. 45-25. Recyclable supplies. All supplies purchased for use by State agencies must be recyclable paper unless a recyclable substitute cannot be used to meet the requirements of the State agencies or would constitute an undue economic or practical hardship.
(Source: P.A. 96-197, eff. 1-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/45-26

    (30 ILCS 500/45-26)
    Sec. 45-26. Environmentally preferable procurement.
    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Supplies" means all personal property, including
    
but not limited to equipment, materials, printing, and insurance, and the financing of those supplies.
        (2) "Services" means the furnishing of labor, time,
    
or effort by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports or supplies that are incidental to the required performance.
        (3) "Environmentally preferable supplies" means
    
supplies that are less harmful to the natural environment and human health than substantially similar supplies for the same purpose. Attributes of environmentally preferable supplies include, but are not limited to, the following:
                (i) made of recycled materials, to the
            
maximum extent feasible;
                (ii) not containing, emitting, or producing
            
toxic substances;
                (iii) constituted so as to minimize the
            
production of waste; and
                (iv) constituted so as to conserve energy and
            
water resources over the course of production, transport, intended use, and disposal.
        (4) "Environmentally preferable services" means
    
services that are less harmful to the natural environment and human health than substantially similar services for the same purpose. Attributes of "environmentally preferable services" include, but are not limited to, the following:
                (i) use of supplies made of recycled
            
materials, to the maximum extent feasible;
                (ii) use of supplies that do not contain,
            
emit, or produce toxic substances;
                (iii) employment of methods that minimize the
            
production of waste; and
                (iv) employment of methods that conserve
            
energy and water resources or use energy and water resources more efficiently than substantially similar methods.
    (b) Award of contracts for environmentally preferable supplies or services. Notwithstanding any rule, regulation, statute, order, or policy of any kind, with the exceptions of Sections 45-20 and 45-25 of this Code, State agencies shall contract for supplies and services that are environmentally preferable.
    If, however, contracting for an environmentally preferable supply or service would impose an undue economic or practical hardship on the contracting State agency, or if an environmentally preferable supply or service cannot be used to meet the requirements of the State agency, then the State agency need not contract for an environmentally preferable supply or service. Specifications for contracts, at the discretion of the contracting State agency, may include a price preference of up to 10% for environmentally preferable supplies or services.
(Source: P.A. 96-197, eff. 1-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/45-30

    (30 ILCS 500/45-30)
    Sec. 45-30. Illinois Correctional Industries. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in other law, the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20 shall, in consultation with Illinois Correctional Industries, a division of the Illinois Department of Corrections (referred to as the "Illinois Correctional Industries" or "ICI") determine for all State agencies which articles, materials, industry related services, food stuffs, and finished goods that are produced or manufactured by persons confined in institutions and facilities of the Department of Corrections who are participating in Illinois Correctional Industries programs shall be purchased from Illinois Correctional Industries. The chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20 shall develop and distribute to the various purchasing and using agencies a listing of all Illinois Correctional Industries products and procedures for implementing this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-35

    (30 ILCS 500/45-35)
    Sec. 45-35. Facilities for persons with severe disabilities.
    (a) Qualification. Supplies and services may be procured without advertising or calling for bids from any qualified not-for-profit agency for persons with severe disabilities that:
        (1) complies with Illinois laws governing private
    
not-for-profit organizations;
        (2) is certified as a sheltered workshop by the Wage
    
and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor or is an accredited vocational program that provides transition services to youth between the ages of 14 1/2 and 22 in accordance with individualized education plans under Section 14-8.03 of the School Code and that provides residential services at a child care institution, as defined under Section 2.06 of the Child Care Act of 1969, or at a group home, as defined under Section 2.16 of the Child Care Act of 1969; and
        (3) meets the applicable Illinois Department of Human
    
Services just standards.
    (b) Participation. To participate, the not-for-profit agency must have indicated an interest in providing the supplies and services, must meet the specifications and needs of the using agency, and must set a fair market price.
    (c) Committee. There is created within the Department of Central Management Services a committee to facilitate the purchase of products and services of persons so severely disabled by a physical, developmental, or mental disability or a combination of any of those disabilities that they cannot engage in normal competitive employment. This committee is called the State Use Committee. The committee shall consist of the Director of the Department of Central Management Services or his or her designee, the Director of the Department of Human Services or his or her designee, one public member representing private business who is knowledgeable of the employment needs and concerns of persons with developmental disabilities, one public member representing private business who is knowledgeable of the needs and concerns of rehabilitation facilities, one public member who is knowledgeable of the employment needs and concerns of persons with developmental disabilities, one public member who is knowledgeable of the needs and concerns of rehabilitation facilities, and 2 public members from a statewide association that represents community-based rehabilitation facilities, all appointed by the Governor. The public members shall serve 2 year terms, commencing upon appointment and every 2 years thereafter. A public member may be reappointed, and vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the completion of the term. In the event there is a vacancy on the Committee, the Governor must make an appointment to fill that vacancy within 30 calendar days after the notice of vacancy. The members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses at a rate equal to that of State employees on a per diem basis by the Department of Central Management Services. All members shall be entitled to vote on issues before the committee.
    The committee shall have the following powers and duties:
        (1) To request from any State agency information as
    
to product specification and service requirements in order to carry out its purpose.
        (2) To meet quarterly or more often as necessary to
    
carry out its purposes.
        (3) To request a quarterly report from each
    
participating qualified not-for-profit agency for persons with severe disabilities describing the volume of sales for each product or service sold under this Section.
        (4) To prepare a report for the Governor and General
    
Assembly no later than December 31 of each year. The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by following the procedures set forth in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
        (5) To prepare a publication that lists all supplies
    
and services currently available from any qualified not-for-profit agency for persons with severe disabilities. This list and any revisions shall be distributed to all purchasing agencies.
        (6) To encourage diversity in supplies and services
    
provided by qualified not-for-profit agencies for persons with severe disabilities and discourage unnecessary duplication or competition among facilities.
        (7) To develop guidelines to be followed by
    
qualifying agencies for participation under the provisions of this Section. The guidelines shall be developed within 6 months after the effective date of this Code and made available on a nondiscriminatory basis to all qualifying agencies.
        (8) To review all bids submitted under the provisions
    
of this Section and reject any bid for any purchase that is determined to be substantially more than the purchase would have cost had it been competitively bid.
        (9) To develop a 5-year plan for increasing the
    
number of products and services purchased from qualified not-for-profit agencies for persons with severe disabilities, including the feasibility of developing mandatory set-aside contracts. This 5-year plan must be developed no later than 180 calendar days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    (c-5) Conditions for Use. Each chief procurement officer shall, in consultation with the State Use Committee, determine which articles, materials, services, food stuffs, and supplies that are produced, manufactured, or provided by persons with severe disabilities in qualified not-for-profit agencies shall be given preference by purchasing agencies procuring those items.
    (d) Former committee. The committee created under subsection (c) shall replace the committee created under Section 7-2 of the Illinois Purchasing Act, which shall continue to operate until the appointments under subsection (c) are made.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-40

    (30 ILCS 500/45-40)
    Sec. 45-40. Gas mileage.
    (a) Specification. Contracts for the purchase or lease of new passenger automobiles, other than station wagons, vans, four-wheel drive vehicles, emergency vehicles, and police and fire vehicles, shall specify the procurement of a model that, according to the most current mileage study published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, can achieve at least the minimum average fuel economy in miles per gallon imposed upon manufacturers of vehicles under Title V of The Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act.
    (b) Exemptions. The State purchasing officer may exempt procurements from the requirement of subsection (a) when there is a demonstrated need, submitted in writing, for an automobile that does not meet the minimum average fuel economy standards. The chief procurement officer shall promulgate rules for determining need consistent with the intent of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-45

    (30 ILCS 500/45-45)
    Sec. 45-45. Small businesses.
    (a) Set-asides. Each chief procurement officer has authority to designate as small business set-asides a fair proportion of construction, supply, and service contracts for award to small businesses in Illinois. Advertisements for bids or offers for those contracts shall specify designation as small business set-asides. In awarding the contracts, only bids or offers from qualified small businesses shall be considered.
    (b) Small business. "Small business" means a business that is independently owned and operated and that is not dominant in its field of operation. The chief procurement officer shall establish a detailed definition by rule, using in addition to the foregoing criteria other criteria, including the number of employees and the dollar volume of business. When computing the size status of a potential contractor, annual sales and receipts of the potential contractor and all of its affiliates shall be included. The maximum number of employees and the maximum dollar volume that a small business may have under the rules promulgated by the chief procurement officer may vary from industry to industry to the extent necessary to reflect differing characteristics of those industries, subject to the following limitations:
        (1) No wholesale business is a small business if its
    
annual sales for its most recently completed fiscal year exceed $13,000,000.
        (2) No retail business or business selling services
    
is a small business if its annual sales and receipts exceed $8,000,000.
        (3) No manufacturing business is a small business if
    
it employs more than 250 persons.
        (4) No construction business is a small business if
    
its annual sales and receipts exceed $14,000,000.
    (c) Fair proportion. For the purpose of subsection (a), for State agencies of the executive branch, a fair proportion of construction contracts shall be no less than 25% nor more than 40% of the annual total contracts for construction.
    (d) Withdrawal of designation. A small business set-aside designation may be withdrawn by the purchasing agency when deemed in the best interests of the State. Upon withdrawal, all bids or offers shall be rejected, and the bidders or offerors shall be notified of the reason for rejection. The contract shall then be awarded in accordance with this Code without the designation of small business set-aside.
    (e) Small business specialist. The chief procurement officer shall designate a State purchasing officer who will be responsible for engaging an experienced contract negotiator to serve as its small business specialist, whose duties shall include:
        (1) Compiling and maintaining a comprehensive list
    
of potential small contractors. In this duty, he or she shall cooperate with the Federal Small Business Administration in locating potential sources for various products and services.
        (2) Assisting small businesses in complying with the
    
procedures for bidding on State contracts.
        (3) Examining requests from State agencies for the
    
purchase of property or services to help determine which invitations to bid are to be designated small business set-asides.
        (4) Making recommendations to the chief procurement
    
officer for the simplification of specifications and terms in order to increase the opportunities for small business participation.
        (5) Assisting in investigations by purchasing
    
agencies to determine the responsibility of bidders or offerors on small business set-asides.
    (f) Small business annual report. The State purchasing officer designated under subsection (e) shall annually before December 1 report in writing to the General Assembly concerning the awarding of contracts to small businesses. The report shall include the total value of awards made in the preceding fiscal year under the designation of small business set-aside. The report shall also include the total value of awards made to businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities, as defined in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act, in the preceding fiscal year under the designation of small business set-aside.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-50

    (30 ILCS 500/45-50)
    Sec. 45-50. Illinois agricultural products. In awarding contracts requiring the procurement of agricultural products, preference may be given to an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will fulfill the contract through the use of agricultural products grown in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-55

    (30 ILCS 500/45-55)
    Sec. 45-55. Corn-based plastics. In awarding contracts requiring the procurement of plastic products, preference may be given to an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will fulfill the contract through the use of plastic products made from Illinois corn by-products.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-57

    (30 ILCS 500/45-57)
    Sec. 45-57. Veterans.
    (a) Set-aside goal. It is the goal of the State to promote and encourage the continued economic development of small businesses owned and controlled by qualified veterans and that qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (referred to as SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (referred to as VOSB) participate in the State's procurement process as both prime contractors and subcontractors. Not less than 3% of the total dollar amount of State contracts, as defined by the Director of Central Management Services, shall be established as a goal to be awarded to SDVOSB and VOSB. That portion of a contract under which the contractor subcontracts with a SDVOSB or VOSB may be counted toward the goal of this subsection. The Department of Central Management Services shall adopt rules to implement compliance with this subsection by all State agencies.
    (b) Fiscal year reports. By each September 1, each chief procurement officer shall report to the Department of Central Management Services on all of the following for the immediately preceding fiscal year, and by each March 1 the Department of Central Management Services shall compile and report that information to the General Assembly:
        (1) The total number of VOSB, and the number of
    
SDVOSB, who submitted bids for contracts under this Code.
        (2) The total number of VOSB, and the number of
    
SDVOSB, who entered into contracts with the State under this Code and the total value of those contracts.
    (c) Yearly review and recommendations. Each year, each chief procurement officer shall review the progress of all State agencies under its jurisdiction in meeting the goal described in subsection (a), with input from statewide veterans' service organizations and from the business community, including businesses owned by qualified veterans, and shall make recommendations to be included in the Department of Central Management Services' report to the General Assembly regarding continuation, increases, or decreases of the percentage goal. The recommendations shall be based upon the number of businesses that are owned by qualified veterans and on the continued need to encourage and promote businesses owned by qualified veterans.
    (d) Governor's recommendations. To assist the State in reaching the goal described in subsection (a), the Governor shall recommend to the General Assembly changes in programs to assist businesses owned by qualified veterans.
    (e) Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Armed forces of the United States" means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or service in active duty as defined under 38 U.S.C. Section 101. Service in the Merchant Marine that constitutes active duty under Section 401 of federal Public Act 95-202 shall also be considered service in the armed forces for purposes of this Section.
    "Certification" means a determination made by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Central Management Services that a business entity is a qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small business or a qualified veteran-owned small business for whatever purpose. A SDVOSB or VOSB owned and controlled by females, minorities, or persons with disabilities, as those terms are defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act, may also select and designate whether that business is to be certified as a "female-owned business", "minority-owned business", or "business owned by a person with a disability", as defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
    "Control" means the exclusive, ultimate, majority, or sole control of the business, including but not limited to capital investment and all other financial matters, property, acquisitions, contract negotiations, legal matters, officer-director-employee selection and comprehensive hiring, operation responsibilities, cost-control matters, income and dividend matters, financial transactions, and rights of other shareholders or joint partners. Control shall be real, substantial, and continuing, not pro forma. Control shall include the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the business and to make the day-to-day as well as major decisions in matters of policy, management, and operations. Control shall be exemplified by possessing the requisite knowledge and expertise to run the particular business, and control shall not include simple majority or absentee ownership.
    "Qualified service-disabled veteran" means a veteran who has been found to have 10% or more service-connected disability by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Department of Defense.
    "Qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small business" or "SDVOSB" means a small business (i) that is at least 51% owned by one or more qualified service-disabled veterans living in Illinois or, in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more qualified service-disabled veterans living in Illinois; (ii) that has its home office in Illinois; and (iii) for which items (i) and (ii) are factually verified annually by the Department of Central Management Services.
    "Qualified veteran-owned small business" or "VOSB" means a small business (i) that is at least 51% owned by one or more qualified veterans living in Illinois or, in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more qualified veterans living in Illinois; (ii) that has its home office in Illinois; and (iii) for which items (i) and (ii) are factually verified annually by the Department of Central Management Services.
    "Service-connected disability" means a disability incurred in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service as described in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
    "Small business" means a business that has annual gross sales of less than $75,000,000 as evidenced by the federal income tax return of the business. A firm with gross sales in excess of this cap may apply to the Department of Central Management Services for certification for a particular contract if the firm can demonstrate that the contract would have significant impact on SDVOSB or VOSB as suppliers or subcontractors or in employment of veterans or service-disabled veterans.
    "State agency" has the same meaning as in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
    "Time of hostilities with a foreign country" means any period of time in the past, present, or future during which a declaration of war by the United States Congress has been or is in effect or during which an emergency condition has been or is in effect that is recognized by the issuance of a Presidential proclamation or a Presidential executive order and in which the armed forces expeditionary medal or other campaign service medals are awarded according to Presidential executive order.
    "Veteran" means a person who (i) has been a member of the armed forces of the United States or, while a citizen of the United States, was a member of the armed forces of allies of the United States in time of hostilities with a foreign country and (ii) has served under one or more of the following conditions: (a) the veteran served a total of at least 6 months; (b) the veteran served for the duration of hostilities regardless of the length of the engagement; (c) the veteran was discharged on the basis of hardship; or (d) the veteran was released from active duty because of a service connected disability and was discharged under honorable conditions.
    (f) Certification program. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Central Management Services shall work together to devise a certification procedure to assure that businesses taking advantage of this Section are legitimately classified as qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or qualified veteran-owned small businesses.
    (g) Penalties.
        (1) Administrative penalties. The chief procurement
    
officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall suspend any person who commits a violation of Section 17-10.3 or subsection (d) of Section 33E-6 of the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to this Section from bidding on, or participating as a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier in, any State contract or project for a period of not less than 3 years, and, if the person is certified as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business or a veteran-owned small business, then the Department shall revoke the business's certification for a period of not less than 3 years. An additional or subsequent violation shall extend the periods of suspension and revocation for a period of not less than 5 years. The suspension and revocation shall apply to the principals of the business and any subsequent business formed or financed by, or affiliated with, those principals.
        (2) Reports of violations. Each State agency shall
    
report any alleged violation of Section 17-10.3 or subsection (d) of Section 33E-6 of the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to this Section to the chief procurement officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20. The chief procurement officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall subsequently report all such alleged violations to the Attorney General, who shall determine whether to bring a civil action against any person for the violation.
        (3) List of suspended persons. The chief procurement
    
officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall monitor the status of all reported violations of Section 17-10.3 or subsection (d) of Section 33E-6 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to this Section and shall maintain and make available to all State agencies a central listing of all persons that committed violations resulting in suspension.
        (4) Use of suspended persons. During the period of a
    
person's suspension under paragraph (1) of this subsection, a State agency shall not enter into any contract with that person or with any contractor using the services of that person as a subcontractor.
        (5) Duty to check list. Each State agency shall
    
check the central listing provided by the chief procurement officers appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 under paragraph (3) of this subsection to verify that a person being awarded a contract by that State agency, or to be used as a subcontractor or supplier on a contract being awarded by that State agency, is not under suspension pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 97-260, eff. 8-5-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-307, eff. 8-12-13; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-60

    (30 ILCS 500/45-60)
    Sec. 45-60. Vehicles powered by agricultural commodity-based fuel. In awarding contracts requiring the procurement of vehicles, preference may be given to an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will fulfill the contract through the use of vehicles powered by ethanol produced from Illinois corn or biodiesel fuels produced from Illinois soybeans.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-65

    (30 ILCS 500/45-65)
    Sec. 45-65. Additional preferences. This Code is subject to applicable provisions of:
        (1) the Public Purchases in Other States Act;
        (2) the Illinois Mined Coal Act;
        (3) the Steel Products Procurement Act;
        (4) the Veterans Preference Act;
        (5) the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females,
    
and Persons with Disabilities Act; and
        (6) the Procurement of Domestic Products Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-954, eff. 1-1-05.)

30 ILCS 500/45-67

    (30 ILCS 500/45-67)
    Sec. 45-67. Encouragement to hire qualified veterans. A chief procurement officer may, as part of any solicitation, encourage potential contractors to consider hiring qualified veterans and to notify them of any available financial incentives or other advantages associated with hiring such persons. In establishing internal guidelines in furtherance of this Section, the Department of Central Management Services may work with an interagency advisory committee consisting of representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Revenue and consisting of 8 members of the General Assembly, 2 of whom are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2 of whom are appointed by the President of the Senate, 2 of whom are appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and 2 of whom are appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
    For the purposes of this Section, "qualified veteran" means an Illinois resident who: (i) was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a member of the Illinois National Guard, or a member of any reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States; (ii) served on active duty in connection with Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation Iraqi Freedom; and (iii) was honorably discharged.
    The Department of Central Management Services must report to the Governor and to the General Assembly by December 31 of each year on the activities undertaken by chief procurement officers and the Department of Central Management Services to encourage potential contractors to consider hiring qualified veterans. The report must include the number of vendors who have hired qualified veterans.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-70

    (30 ILCS 500/45-70)
    Sec. 45-70. Encouragement to hire ex-offenders. A chief procurement officer may, as part of any solicitation, encourage potential contractors to consider hiring Illinois residents discharged from any Illinois adult correctional center, in appropriate circumstances, and to notify them of any available financial incentives or other advantages associated with hiring such persons. In establishing internal guidelines in furtherance of this Section, the Department of Central Management Services may work with an interagency advisory committee consisting of representatives from the Department of Corrections, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Revenue and consisting of 8 members of the General Assembly, 2 of whom are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2 of whom are appointed by the President of the Senate, 2 of whom are appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and 2 of whom are appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
    The Department of Central Management Services must report to the Governor and to the General Assembly by December 31 of each year on the activities undertaken by chief procurement officers and the Department of Central Management Services to encourage potential contractors to consider hiring Illinois residents who have been discharged from an Illinois adult correctional center. The report must include the number of vendors who have hired Illinois residents who have been discharged from any Illinois adult correctional center.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-75

    (30 ILCS 500/45-75)
    Sec. 45-75. Biobased products. When a State contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, an otherwise qualified bidder who will fulfill the contract through the use of biobased products may be given preference over other bidders unable to do so, provided that the cost included in the bid of biobased products is not more than 5% greater than the cost of products that are not biobased.
    For the purpose of this Section, a biobased product is defined as in the federal Biobased Products Preferred Procurement Program.
    This Section does not apply to contracts for construction projects awarded by the Capital Development Board or the Department of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 95-71, eff. 1-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

30 ILCS 500/45-80

    (30 ILCS 500/45-80)
    Sec. 45-80. Historic area preference. State agencies with responsibilities for leasing, acquiring, or maintaining State facilities shall take all reasonable steps to minimize any regulations, policies, and procedures that impede the goals of Section 17 of the Capital Development Board Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-101, eff. 8-13-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 50

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 50 heading)
ARTICLE 50
PROCUREMENT ETHICS AND DISCLOSURE

30 ILCS 500/50-1

    (30 ILCS 500/50-1)
    Sec. 50-1. Purpose. It is the express duty of all chief procurement officers, State purchasing officers, and their designees to maximize the value of the expenditure of public moneys in procuring goods, services, and contracts for the State of Illinois and to act in a manner that maintains the integrity and public trust of State government. In discharging this duty, they are charged to use all available information, reasonable efforts, and reasonable actions to protect, safeguard, and maintain the procurement process of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-2

    (30 ILCS 500/50-2)
    Sec. 50-2. Continuing disclosure; false certification. Every person that has entered into a multi-year contract and every subcontractor with a multi-year subcontract shall certify, by July 1 of each fiscal year covered by the contract after the initial fiscal year, to the responsible chief procurement officer whether it continues to satisfy the requirements of this Article pertaining to eligibility for a contract award. If a contractor or subcontractor is not able to truthfully certify that it continues to meet all requirements, it shall provide with its certification a detailed explanation of the circumstances leading to the change in certification status. A contractor or subcontractor that makes a false statement material to any given certification required under this Article is, in addition to any other penalties or consequences prescribed by law, subject to liability under the Illinois False Claims Act for submission of a false claim.
(Source: P.A. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of P.A. 96-795); 96-1304, eff. 7-27-10.)

30 ILCS 500/50-5

    (30 ILCS 500/50-5)
    Sec. 50-5. Bribery.
    (a) Prohibition. No person or business shall be awarded a contract or subcontract under this Code who:
        (1) has been convicted under the laws of Illinois or
    
any other state of bribery or attempting to bribe an officer or employee of the State of Illinois or any other state in that officer's or employee's official capacity; or
        (2) has made an admission of guilt of that conduct
    
that is a matter of record but has not been prosecuted for that conduct.
    (b) Businesses. No business shall be barred from contracting with any unit of State or local government, or subcontracting under such a contract, as a result of a conviction under this Section of any employee or agent of the business if the employee or agent is no longer employed by the business and:
        (1) the business has been finally adjudicated not
    
guilty; or
        (2) the business demonstrates to the governmental
    
entity with which it seeks to contract or which is a signatory to the contract to which the subcontract relates, and that entity finds that the commission of the offense was not authorized, requested, commanded, or performed by a director, officer, or high managerial agent on behalf of the business as provided in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 5-4 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (c) Conduct on behalf of business. For purposes of this Section, when an official, agent, or employee of a business committed the bribery or attempted bribery on behalf of the business and in accordance with the direction or authorization of a responsible official of the business, the business shall be chargeable with the conduct.
    (d) Certification. Every bid or offer submitted to every contract executed by the State, every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code, and every vendor's submission to a vendor portal shall contain a certification by the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or the subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor or subcontractor is not barred from being awarded a contract or subcontract under this Section and acknowledges that the chief procurement officer may declare the related contract void if any certifications required by this Section are false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid or offer and the executed contract may not be declared void, unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontract's certification was false. A bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor who makes a false statement, material to the certification, commits a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/50-10

    (30 ILCS 500/50-10)
    Sec. 50-10. Felons.
    (a) Unless otherwise provided, no person or business convicted of a felony shall do business with the State of Illinois or any State agency, or enter into a subcontract, from the date of conviction until 5 years after the date of completion of the sentence for that felony, unless no person held responsible by a prosecutorial office for the facts upon which the conviction was based continues to have any involvement with the business.
    (b) Every bid or offer submitted to the State, every contract executed by the State, every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code, and every vendor's submission to a vendor portal shall contain a certification by the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor is not barred from being awarded a contract or subcontract under this Section and acknowledges that the chief procurement officer may declare the related contract void if any of the certifications required by this Section are false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid or offer and the executed contract may not be declared void, unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontract's certification was false.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/50-10.5

    (30 ILCS 500/50-10.5)
    Sec. 50-10.5. Prohibited bidders, offerors, potential contractors, and contractors.
    (a) Unless otherwise provided, no business shall bid, offer, enter into a contract or subcontract under this Code, or make a submission to a vendor portal if the business or any officer, director, partner, or other managerial agent of the business has been convicted of a felony under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 or a Class 3 or Class 2 felony under the Illinois Securities Law of 1953 for a period of 5 years from the date of conviction.
    (b) Every bid and offer submitted to the State, every contract executed by the State, every vendor's submission to a vendor portal, and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor is not barred from being awarded a contract or subcontract under this Section and acknowledges that the chief procurement officer shall declare the related contract void if any of the certifications completed pursuant to this subsection (b) are false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid or offer and the executed contract may not be declared void, unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontract's certification was false.
    (c) If a business is not a natural person, the prohibition in subsection (a) applies only if:
        (1) the business itself is convicted of a felony
    
referenced in subsection (a); or
        (2) the business is ordered to pay punitive damages
    
based on the conduct of any officer, director, partner, or other managerial agent who has been convicted of a felony referenced in subsection (a).
    (d) A natural person who is convicted of a felony referenced in subsection (a) remains subject to Section 50-10.
    (e) No person or business shall bid, offer, make a submission to a vendor portal, or enter into a contract under this Code if the person or business assisted an employee of the State of Illinois, who, by the nature of his or her duties, has the authority to participate personally and substantially in the decision to award a State contract, by reviewing, drafting, directing, or preparing any invitation for bids, a request for proposal, or request for information or provided similar assistance except as part of a publicly issued opportunity to review drafts of all or part of these documents.
    This subsection does not prohibit a person or business from submitting a bid or offer or entering into a contract if the person or business: (i) initiates a communication with an employee to provide general information about products, services, or industry best practices and, if applicable, that communication is documented in accordance with Section 50-39 or (ii) responds to a communication initiated by an employee of the State for the purposes of providing information to evaluate new products, trends, services, or technologies.
    Nothing in this Section prohibits a vendor developing technology, goods, or services from bidding or offering to supply that technology or those goods or services if the subject demonstrated to the State represents industry trends and innovation and is not specifically designed to meet the State's needs.
    For purposes of this subsection (e), "business" includes all individuals with whom a business is affiliated, including, but not limited to, any officer, agent, employee, consultant, independent contractor, director, partner, or manager of a business.
    No person or business shall submit specifications to a State agency unless requested to do so by an employee of the State. No person or business who contracts with a State agency to write specifications for a particular procurement need shall submit a bid or proposal or receive a contract for that procurement need.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/50-11

    (30 ILCS 500/50-11)
    Sec. 50-11. Debt delinquency.
    (a) No person shall submit a bid or offer for, enter into a contract or subcontract under this Code, or make a submission to a vendor portal if that person knows or should know that he or she or any affiliate is delinquent in the payment of any debt to the State, unless the person or affiliate has entered into a deferred payment plan to pay off the debt. For purposes of this Section, the phrase "delinquent in the payment of any debt" shall be determined by the Debt Collection Bureau. For purposes of this Section, the term "affiliate" means any entity that (1) directly, indirectly, or constructively controls another entity, (2) is directly, indirectly, or constructively controlled by another entity, or (3) is subject to the control of a common entity. For purposes of this subsection (a), a person controls an entity if the person owns, directly or individually, more than 10% of the voting securities of that entity. As used in this subsection (a), the term "voting security" means a security that (1) confers upon the holder the right to vote for the election of members of the board of directors or similar governing body of the business or (2) is convertible into, or entitles the holder to receive upon its exercise, a security that confers such a right to vote. A general partnership interest is a voting security.
    (b) Every bid and offer submitted to the State, every vendor's submission to a vendor portal, every contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, offeror, respondent, potential contractor, contractor or the subcontractor and its affiliate is not barred from being awarded a contract or subcontract under this Section and acknowledges that the chief procurement officer may declare the related contract void if any of the certifications completed pursuant to this subsection (b) are false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid or offer and the executed contract may not be declared void, unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontract's certification was false.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/50-12

    (30 ILCS 500/50-12)
    Sec. 50-12. Collection and remittance of Illinois Use Tax.
    (a) No person shall enter into a contract with a State agency or enter into a subcontract under this Code unless the person and all affiliates of the person collect and remit Illinois Use Tax on all sales of tangible personal property into the State of Illinois in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Use Tax Act regardless of whether the person or affiliate is a "retailer maintaining a place of business within this State" as defined in Section 2 of the Use Tax Act. For purposes of this Section, the term "affiliate" means any entity that (1) directly, indirectly, or constructively controls another entity, (2) is directly, indirectly, or constructively controlled by another entity, or (3) is subject to the control of a common entity. For purposes of this subsection (a), an entity controls another entity if it owns, directly or individually, more than 10% of the voting securities of that entity. As used in this subsection (a), the term "voting security" means a security that (1) confers upon the holder the right to vote for the election of members of the board of directors or similar governing body of the business or (2) is convertible into, or entitles the holder to receive upon its exercise, a security that confers such a right to vote. A general partnership interest is a voting security.
    (b) Every bid and offer submitted to the State, every submission to a vendor portal, every contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, offeror, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, offeror, respondent, potential contractor, contractor, or subcontractor is not barred from bidding for or entering into a contract under subsection (a) of this Section and acknowledges that the chief procurement officer may declare the related contract void if any of the certifications completed pursuant to this subsection (b) are false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid or offer and the executed contract may not be declared void, unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontract's certification was false.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)