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30 ILCS 500/Art. 1

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

30 ILCS 500/1-1

    (30 ILCS 500/1-1)
    Sec. 1-1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Procurement Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/1-5

    (30 ILCS 500/1-5)
    Sec. 1-5. Public policy. It is the purpose of this Code and is declared to be the policy of the State that the principles of competitive bidding and economical procurement practices shall be applicable to all purchases and contracts by or for any State agency.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/1-10

    (30 ILCS 500/1-10)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-90)
    Sec. 1-10. Application.
    (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which contractors were first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in Article 99, including but not limited to any covenant entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar instruments. All procurements for which contracts are solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this Code and its intent.
    (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the funds with which the contracts are paid, including federal assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
        (1) Contracts between the State and its political
    
subdivisions or other governments, or between State governmental bodies except as specifically provided in this Code.
        (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
    
Section 20-80.
        (3) Purchase of care.
        (4) Hiring of an individual as employee and not as an
    
independent contractor, whether pursuant to an employment code or policy or by contract directly with that individual.
        (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
        (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
    
this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000 must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 7 days after the deed is recorded in the county of jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the value of the contract, and the effective date of the contract.
        (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
    
litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations, provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor, and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
        (8) Contracts for services to Northern Illinois
    
University by a person, acting as an independent contractor, who is qualified by education, experience, and technical ability and is selected by negotiation for the purpose of providing non-credit educational service activities or products by means of specialized programs offered by the university.
        (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
    
Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
        (10) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois Health
    
Information Exchange Authority involving private funds from the Health Information Exchange Fund. "Private funds" means gifts, donations, and private grants.
        (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
    
to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and design-build agreements entered into according to the procurement requirements of Section 25 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
        (12) Contracts for legal, financial, and other
    
professional and artistic services entered into on or before December 31, 2018 by the Illinois Finance Authority in which the State of Illinois is not obligated. Such contracts shall be awarded through a competitive process authorized by the Board of the Illinois Finance Authority and are subject to Sections 5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35, and 50-37 of this Code, as well as the final approval by the Board of the Illinois Finance Authority of the terms of the contract.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, contracts entered into under item (12) of this subsection (b) shall be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 days after contract execution. The chief procurement officer shall prescribe the form and content of the notice. The Illinois Finance Authority shall provide the chief procurement officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content prescribed by the chief procurement officer, a report of contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and services identified in item (12) of this subsection (b). At a minimum, this report shall include the name of the contractor, a description of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the Code utilized. A copy of each of these contracts shall be made available to the chief procurement officer immediately upon request. The chief procurement officer shall submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year that shall include, at a minimum, an annual summary of the monthly information reported to the chief procurement officer.
    (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code, and as expressly required by Section 9.1 of the Illinois Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
    (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the full duration of construction.
    (f) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Illinois Power Agency to retain a mediator to mediate sourcing agreement disputes between gas utilities and the clean coal SNG brownfield facility, as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, as required under subsection (h-1) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (g) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the Illinois Power Agency to retain a mediator to mediate contract disputes between gas utilities and the clean coal SNG facility and to retain an expert to assist in the review of contracts under subsection (h) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act. This Code does not apply to the process used by the Illinois Commerce Commission to retain an expert to assist in determining the actual incurred costs of the clean coal SNG facility and the reasonableness of those costs as required under subsection (h) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and 11-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client privilege.
(Source: P.A. 97-96, eff. 7-13-11; 97-239, eff. 8-2-11; 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-463)
    Sec. 1-10. Application.
    (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which contractors were first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in Article 99, including but not limited to any covenant entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar instruments. All procurements for which contracts are solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this Code and its intent.
    (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the funds with which the contracts are paid, including federal assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
        (1) Contracts between the State and its political
    
subdivisions or other governments, or between State governmental bodies except as specifically provided in this Code.
        (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
    
Section 20-80.
        (3) Purchase of care.
        (4) Hiring of an individual as employee and not as an
    
independent contractor, whether pursuant to an employment code or policy or by contract directly with that individual.
        (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
        (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
    
this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000 must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 7 days after the deed is recorded in the county of jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the value of the contract, and the effective date of the contract.
        (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
    
litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations, provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor, and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
        (8) Contracts for services to Northern Illinois
    
University by a person, acting as an independent contractor, who is qualified by education, experience, and technical ability and is selected by negotiation for the purpose of providing non-credit educational service activities or products by means of specialized programs offered by the university.
        (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
    
Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
        (10) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois Health
    
Information Exchange Authority involving private funds from the Health Information Exchange Fund. "Private funds" means gifts, donations, and private grants.
        (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
    
to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and design-build agreements entered into according to the procurement requirements of Section 25 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
    (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code, and as expressly required by Section 9.1 of the Illinois Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
    (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the full duration of construction.
    (f) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Illinois Power Agency to retain a mediator to mediate sourcing agreement disputes between gas utilities and the clean coal SNG brownfield facility, as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, as required under subsection (h-1) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (g) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the Illinois Power Agency to retain a mediator to mediate contract disputes between gas utilities and the clean coal SNG facility and to retain an expert to assist in the review of contracts under subsection (h) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act. This Code does not apply to the process used by the Illinois Commerce Commission to retain an expert to assist in determining the actual incurred costs of the clean coal SNG facility and the reasonableness of those costs as required under subsection (h) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and 11-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client privilege.
(Source: P.A. 97-96, eff. 7-13-11; 97-239, eff. 8-2-11; 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-572)
    Sec. 1-10. Application.
    (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which contractors were first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in Article 99, including but not limited to any covenant entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar instruments. All procurements for which contracts are solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this Code and its intent.
    (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the funds with which the contracts are paid, including federal assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
        (1) Contracts between the State and its political
    
subdivisions or other governments, or between State governmental bodies except as specifically provided in this Code.
        (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
    
Section 20-80.
        (3) Purchase of care.
        (4) Hiring of an individual as employee and not as an
    
independent contractor, whether pursuant to an employment code or policy or by contract directly with that individual.
        (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
        (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
    
this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000 must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 7 days after the deed is recorded in the county of jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the value of the contract, and the effective date of the contract.
        (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
    
litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations, provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor, and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
        (8) Contracts for services to Northern Illinois
    
University by a person, acting as an independent contractor, who is qualified by education, experience, and technical ability and is selected by negotiation for the purpose of providing non-credit educational service activities or products by means of specialized programs offered by the university.
        (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
    
Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
        (10) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois Health
    
Information Exchange Authority involving private funds from the Health Information Exchange Fund. "Private funds" means gifts, donations, and private grants.
        (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
    
to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and design-build agreements entered into according to the procurement requirements of Section 25 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
    (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code, and as expressly required by Section 9.1 of the Illinois Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
    (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the full duration of construction.
    (f) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Illinois Power Agency to retain a mediator to mediate sourcing agreement disputes between gas utilities and the clean coal SNG brownfield facility, as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, as required under subsection (h-1) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (g) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the Illinois Power Agency to retain a mediator to mediate contract disputes between gas utilities and the clean coal SNG facility and to retain an expert to assist in the review of contracts under subsection (h) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act. This Code does not apply to the process used by the Illinois Commerce Commission to retain an expert to assist in determining the actual incurred costs of the clean coal SNG facility and the reasonableness of those costs as required under subsection (h) of Section 9-220 of the Public Utilities Act.
    (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and 11-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client privilege.
    (j) This Code does not apply to the process used by the Capital Development Board to retain an artist or work or works of art as required in Section 14 of the Capital Development Board Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-96, eff. 7-13-11; 97-239, eff. 8-2-11; 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-689, eff. 6-14-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-572, eff. 1-1-14.)

30 ILCS 500/1-11

    (30 ILCS 500/1-11)
    Sec. 1-11. Applicability of certain Public Acts. The changes made to this Code by Public Act 96-793, Public Act 96-795, and this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly apply to those procurements for which contractors were first solicited on or after July 1, 2010.
(Source: P.A. 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/1-12

    (30 ILCS 500/1-12)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2016)
    Sec. 1-12. Applicability to artistic or musical services.
    (a) This Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures necessary to provide artistic or musical services, performances, or theatrical productions held at a venue operated or leased by a State agency.
    (b) Notice of each contract entered into by a State agency that is related to the procurement of goods and services identified in this Section shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin within 14 days after contract execution. The chief procurement officer shall prescribe the form and content of the notice. Each State agency shall provide the chief procurement officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content prescribed by the chief procurement officer, a report of contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and services identified in this Section. At a minimum, this report shall include the name of the contractor, a description of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the Code utilized. A copy of any or all of these contracts shall be made available to the chief procurement officer immediately upon request. The chief procurement officer shall submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year that shall include, at a minimum, an annual summary of the monthly information reported to the chief procurement officer.
    (c) This Section is repealed December 31, 2016.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/1-13

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

30 ILCS 500/1-15

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15)
    Sec. 1-15. Definitions. For the purposes of this Code, the words set forth in the following Sections of this Article have the meanings set forth in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.03

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.03)
    Sec. 1-15.03. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98. Repealed by P.A. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.05

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.05)
    Sec. 1-15.05. Board. "Board" means the Procurement Policy Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.10

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.10)
    Sec. 1-15.10. Business. "Business" means any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, or other private legal entity.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.15

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.15)
    Sec. 1-15.15. Chief Procurement Officer. "Chief Procurement Officer" means any of the 4 persons appointed or approved by a majority of the members of the Executive Ethics Commission:
        (1) for procurements for construction and
    
construction-related services committed by law to the jurisdiction or responsibility of the Capital Development Board, the independent chief procurement officer appointed by a majority of the members of the Executive Ethics Commission.
        (2) for procurements for all construction,
    
construction-related services, operation of any facility, and the provision of any construction or construction-related service or activity committed by law to the jurisdiction or responsibility of the Illinois Department of Transportation, including the direct or reimbursable expenditure of all federal funds for which the Department of Transportation is responsible or accountable for the use thereof in accordance with federal law, regulation, or procedure, the independent chief procurement officer appointed by the Secretary of Transportation with the consent of the majority of the members of the Executive Ethics Commission.
        (3) for all procurements made by a public institution
    
of higher education, the independent chief procurement officer appointed by a majority of the members of the Executive Ethics Commission.
        (4) (Blank).
        (5) for all other procurements, the independent chief
    
procurement officer appointed by a majority of the members of the Executive Ethics Commission.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.20

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.20)
    Sec. 1-15.20. Construction and construction-related services. "Construction" means building, altering, repairing, improving, or demolishing any public structure or building, or making improvements of any kind to public real property. Construction does not include the routine operation, routine repair, or routine maintenance of existing structures, buildings, or real property.
    "Construction-related services" means those services including construction design, layout, inspection, support, feasibility or location study, research, development, planning, or other investigative study undertaken by a construction agency concerning construction or potential construction.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.25

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.25)
    Sec. 1-15.25. Construction agency. "Construction agency" means the Capital Development Board for construction or remodeling of State-owned facilities; the Illinois Department of Transportation for construction or maintenance of roads, highways, bridges, and airports; the Illinois Toll Highway Authority for construction or maintenance of toll highways; the Illinois Power Agency for construction, maintenance, and expansion of Agency-owned facilities, as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act; and any other State agency entering into construction contracts as authorized by law or by delegation from the chief procurement officer.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.30

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.30)
    Sec. 1-15.30. Contract. "Contract" means all types of State agreements, including change orders and renewals, regardless of what they may be called, for the procurement, use, or disposal of supplies, services, professional or artistic services, or construction or for leases of real property, whether the State is lessor or lessee, or capital improvements, and including master contracts, contracts for financing through use of installment or lease-purchase arrangements, renegotiated contracts, amendments to contracts, and change orders.
(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 500/1-15.35

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.35)
    Sec. 1-15.35. Cost-reimbursement contract. "Cost-reimbursement contract" means a contract under which a contractor is reimbursed for costs that are allowable and allocable in accordance with the contract terms and the provisions of this Code, and a fee, if any.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.42

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.42)
    Sec. 1-15.42. Grant. "Grant" means the furnishing by the State of assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to any person to support a program authorized by law. It does not include an award the primary purpose of which is to procure an end product for the direct benefit or use of the State agency making the grant, whether in the form of goods, services, or construction. A contract that results from such an award is not a grant and is subject to this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.45

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.45)
    Sec. 1-15.45. Invitation for bids. "Invitation for bids" means the process by which a purchasing agency requests information from bidders, including all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.50

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.50)
    Sec. 1-15.50. Negotiation. "Negotiation" means the process of selecting a contractor other than by competitive sealed bids, multi-step sealed bidding, or competitive sealed proposals, whereby a purchasing agency can establish any and all terms and conditions of a procurement contract by discussion with one or more prospective contractors.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.55

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.55)
    Sec. 1-15.55. Person. "Person" means any business, public or private corporation, partnership, individual, union, committee, club, unincorporated association or other organization or group of individuals, or other legal entity.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.60

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.60)
    Sec. 1-15.60. Professional and artistic services. "Professional and artistic services" means those services provided under contract to a State agency by a person or business, acting as an independent contractor, qualified by education, experience, and technical ability.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.65

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.65)
    Sec. 1-15.65. Purchase description. "Purchase description" means the words used in a solicitation to describe the supplies, services, professional or artistic services, or construction to be procured or real property or capital improvements to be leased and includes specifications attached to or made a part of the solicitation.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.68

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.68)
    Sec. 1-15.68. Purchase of care. "Purchase of care" means a contract with a person for the furnishing of medical, educational, psychiatric, vocational, rehabilitative, social, or human services directly to a recipient of a State aid program.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.70

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.70)
    Sec. 1-15.70. Purchasing agency. "Purchasing agency" means a State agency that enters into a contract at the direction of a State purchasing officer authorized by a chief procurement officer or a chief procurement officer.
(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 500/1-15.75

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.75)
    Sec. 1-15.75. Request for proposals. "Request for proposals" means the process by which a purchasing agency requests information from offerors, including all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting proposals.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.80

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.80)
    Sec. 1-15.80. Responsible bidder or offeror. "Responsible bidder or offeror" means a person who has the capability in all respects to perform fully the contract requirements and the integrity and reliability that will assure good faith performance. A responsible bidder or offeror shall not include a business or other entity that does not exist as a legal entity at the time a bid or proposal is submitted for a State contract.
(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 500/1-15.85

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.85)
    Sec. 1-15.85. Responsive bidder. "Responsive bidder" means a person who has submitted a bid that conforms in all material respects to the invitation for bids.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.90

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.90)
    Sec. 1-15.90. Services. "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.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.95

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.95)
    Sec. 1-15.95. Specifications. "Specifications" means any description, provision, or requirement pertaining to the physical or functional characteristics or of the nature of a supply, service, or other item to be procured under a contract. Specifications may include a description of any requirement for inspecting, testing, or preparing a supply, service, professional or artistic service, construction, or other item for delivery.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.100

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.100)
    Sec. 1-15.100. State agency. "State agency" means and includes all boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and bodies politic and corporate of the State, created by or in accordance with the constitution or statute, of the executive branch of State government and does include colleges, universities, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the governing boards of the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Chicago State University, Governor State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Board of Higher Education. However, this term does not apply to public employee retirement systems or investment boards that are subject to fiduciary duties imposed by the Illinois Pension Code or to the University of Illinois Foundation. "State agency" does not include units of local government, school districts, community colleges under the Public Community College Act, and the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.105

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.105)
    Sec. 1-15.105. State purchasing officer. "State purchasing officer" means a person appointed by any of the chief procurement officers to exercise the procurement authority created by this Code or by rule.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.107

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.107)
    Sec. 1-15.107. Subcontract. "Subcontract" means a contract between a person and a person who has a contract subject to this Code, pursuant to which the subcontractor provides to the contractor, or, if the contract price exceeds $50,000, another subcontractor, some or all of the goods, services, real property, remuneration, or other monetary forms of consideration that are the subject of the primary contract and includes, among other things, subleases from a lessee of a State agency.

(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.108

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.108)
    Sec. 1-15.108. Subcontractor. "Subcontractor" means a person or entity that enters into a contractual agreement with a total value of $50,000 or more with a person or entity who has a contract subject to this Code pursuant to which the person or entity provides some or all of the goods, services, real property, remuneration, or other monetary forms of consideration that are the subject of the primary State contract, including subleases from a lessee of a State contract.
(Source: P.A. 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.110

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.110)
    Sec. 1-15.110. Supplies. "Supplies" means all personal property, including but not limited to equipment, materials, printing, and insurance, and the financing of those supplies.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-15.115

    (30 ILCS 500/1-15.115)
    Sec. 1-15.115. Using agency. "Using agency" means a State agency that uses items procured under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/1-25

    (30 ILCS 500/1-25)
    Sec. 1-25. Property rights. No person shall have any right to a specific contract with the State unless that person has a contract that has been signed by an officer or employee of the purchasing agency with appropriate signature authority. The State shall be under no obligation to issue an award or execute a contract.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/1-30

    (30 ILCS 500/1-30)
    Sec. 1-30. Applicability to Constitutional Officers and the Legislative and Judicial Branches.
    (a) The constitutional officers shall procure their needs in a manner substantially in accordance with the requirements of this Code and shall promulgate rules no less restrictive than the requirements of this Code.
    (b) The legislative and judicial branches are exempt from this Code. The legislative and judicial branches shall make procurements in accordance with rules promulgated to meet their needs. Procurement rules promulgated by the legislative and judicial branches may incorporate provisions of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 5

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5
POLICY ORGANIZATION

30 ILCS 500/5-5

    (30 ILCS 500/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Procurement Policy Board.
    (a) Creation. There is created a Procurement Policy Board, an agency of the State of Illinois.
    (b) Authority and duties. The Board shall have the authority and responsibility to review, comment upon, and recommend, consistent with this Code, rules and practices governing the procurement, management, control, and disposal of supplies, services, professional or artistic services, construction, and real property and capital improvement leases procured by the State. The Board shall also have the authority to recommend a program for professional development and provide opportunities for training in procurement practices and policies to chief procurement officers and their staffs in order to ensure that all procurement is conducted in an efficient, professional, and appropriately transparent manner.
    Upon a three-fifths vote of its members, the Board may review a contract. Upon a three-fifths vote of its members, the Board may propose procurement rules for consideration by chief procurement officers. These proposals shall be published in each volume of the Procurement Bulletin. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Board shall act upon the vote of a majority of its members who have been appointed and are serving.
    (b-5) Reviews, studies, and hearings. The Board may review, study, and hold public hearings concerning the implementation and administration of this Code. Each chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, procurement compliance monitor, and State agency shall cooperate with the Board, provide information to the Board, and be responsive to the Board in the Board's conduct of its reviews, studies, and hearings.
    (c) Members. The Board shall consist of 5 members appointed one each by the 4 legislative leaders and the Governor. Each member shall have demonstrated sufficient business or professional experience in the area of procurement to perform the functions of the Board. No member may be a member of the General Assembly.
    (d) Terms. Of the initial appointees, the Governor shall designate one member, as Chairman, to serve a one-year term, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House shall each appoint one member to serve 3-year terms, and the Minority Leader of the House and the Minority Leader of the Senate shall each appoint one member to serve 2-year terms. Subsequent terms shall be 4 years. Members may be reappointed for succeeding terms.
    (e) Reimbursement. Members shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for any expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties.
    (f) Staff support. Upon a three-fifths vote of its members, the Board may employ an executive director. Subject to appropriation, the Board also may employ a reasonable and necessary number of staff persons.
    (g) Meetings. Meetings of the Board may be conducted telephonically, electronically, or through the use of other telecommunications. Written minutes of such meetings shall be created and available for public inspection and copying.
    (h) Procurement recommendations. Upon a three-fifths vote of its members, the Board may review a proposal, bid, or contract and issue a recommendation to void a contract or reject a proposal or bid based on any violation of this Code or the existence of a conflict of interest as described in subsections (b) and (d) of Section 50-35. A chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer shall notify the Board if an alleged conflict of interest or violation of the Code is identified, discovered, or reasonably suspected to exist. Any person or entity may notify the Board of an alleged conflict of interest or violation of the Code. A recommendation of the Board shall be delivered to the appropriate chief procurement officer and Executive Ethics Commission within 5 days and must be published in the next volume of the Procurement Bulletin. In the event that an alleged conflict of interest or violation of the Code that was not originally disclosed with the bid, offer, or proposal is identified and filed with the Board, the Board shall provide written notice of the alleged conflict of interest or violation to the contractor or subcontractor on that contract. If the alleged conflict of interest or violation is by the subcontractor, written notice shall also be provided to the contractor. The contractor or subcontractor shall have 15 days to provide a written response to the notice, and a hearing before the Board on the alleged conflict of interest or violation shall be held upon request by the contractor or subcontractor. The requested hearing date and time shall be determined by the Board, but in no event shall the hearing occur later than 15 days after the date of the request.
    (i) After providing notice and a hearing as required by subsection (h), the Board shall refer any alleged violations of this Code to the Executive Inspector General in addition to or instead of issuing a recommendation to void a contract.
(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/5-23

    (30 ILCS 500/5-23)
    Sec. 5-23. Interests of Board members. Members of the Procurement Policy Board employed by or holding an interest in an entity doing business with or attempting to do business with the State of Illinois do not, by their service on the Board, preclude that entity from doing business with or attempting to do business with the State.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/5-25

    (30 ILCS 500/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Rulemaking authority; agency policy; agency response.
    (a) Rulemaking. A chief procurement officer authorized to make procurements under this Code shall have the authority to promulgate rules to carry out that authority. That rulemaking on specific procurement topics is mentioned in specific Sections of this Code shall not be construed as prohibiting or limiting rulemaking on other procurement topics.
    All rules shall be promulgated in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Contractual provisions, specifications, and procurement descriptions are not rules and are not subject to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. All rules other than those promulgated by the Board shall be presented in writing to the Board and the Executive Procurement Officer for review and comment. The Board and the Executive Procurement Officer shall express their opinions and recommendations in writing. The proposed rules and recommendations shall be made available for public review. The rules shall also be approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
    (b) Policy. Each chief procurement officer shall promptly notify the Procurement Policy Board in writing of any proposed new procurement rule or policy or any proposed change in an existing procurement rule or policy.
    (c) Response. Each State agency must respond promptly in writing to all inquiries and comments of the Procurement Policy Board or Executive Procurement Officer.
(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 500/5-30

    (30 ILCS 500/5-30)
    Sec. 5-30. Proposed contracts; Procurement Policy Board.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), within 30 days after notice of the awarding or letting of a contract has appeared in the Procurement Bulletin in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 15-25, the Board may request in writing from the contracting agency and the contracting agency shall promptly, but in no event later than 5 business days after receipt of the request, provide to the Board, by electronic or other means satisfactory to the Board, documentation in the possession of the contracting agency concerning the proposed contract. Nothing in this subsection is intended to waive or abrogate any privilege or right of confidentiality authorized by law.
    (b) No contract subject to this Section may be entered into until the 30-day period described in subsection (a) has expired, unless the contracting agency requests in writing that the Board waive the period and the Board grants the waiver in writing.
    (c) This Section does not apply to (i) contracts entered into under this Code for small and emergency procurements as those procurements are defined in Article 20 and (ii) contracts for professional and artistic services that are nonrenewable, one year or less in duration, and have a value of less than $20,000. If requested in writing by the Board, however, the contracting agency must promptly, but in no event later than 8 business days after receipt of the request, transmit to the Board a copy of the contract for an emergency procurement and documentation in the possession of the contracting agency concerning the contract.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 10

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 10
APPOINTMENTS

30 ILCS 500/10-5

    (30 ILCS 500/10-5)
    Sec. 10-5. Exercise of procurement authority. The chief procurement officer shall exercise all procurement authority created by this Code. The State purchasing officers appointed under this Code shall exercise procurement authority at the direction of their respective chief procurement officer. Decisions of a State purchasing officer are subject to review by the respective chief procurement officer.
(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 500/10-10

    (30 ILCS 500/10-10)
    Sec. 10-10. Independent State purchasing officers.
    (a) The chief procurement officer shall appoint a State purchasing officer for each agency that the chief procurement officer is responsible for under Section 1-15.15. A State purchasing officer shall be located in the State agency that the officer serves but shall report to his or her respective chief procurement officer. The State purchasing officer shall have direct communication with agency staff assigned to assist with any procurement process. At the direction of his or her respective chief procurement officer, a State purchasing officer shall have the authority to approve or reject contracts for a purchasing agency. If the State purchasing officer provides written approval of the contract, the head of the applicable State agency shall have the authority to sign and enter into that contract. All actions of a State purchasing officer are subject to review by a chief procurement officer in accordance with procedures and policies established by the chief procurement officer.
    (b) In addition to any other requirement or qualification required by State law, within 30 months after appointment, a State purchasing officer must be a Certified Professional Public Buyer or a Certified Public Purchasing Officer, pursuant to certification by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council. A State purchasing officer shall serve a term of 5 years beginning on the date of the officer's appointment. A State purchasing officer shall have an office located in the State agency that the officer serves but shall report to the chief procurement officer. A State purchasing officer may be removed by a chief procurement officer for cause after a hearing by the Executive Ethics Commission. The chief procurement officer or executive officer of the State agency housing the State purchasing officer may institute a complaint against the State purchasing officer by filing such a complaint with the Commission and the Commission shall have a public hearing based on the complaint. The State purchasing officer, chief procurement officer, and executive officer of the State agency shall receive notice of the hearing and shall be permitted to present their respective arguments on the complaint. After the hearing, the Commission shall make a non-binding recommendation on whether the State purchasing officer shall be removed. The salary of a State purchasing officer shall be established by the chief procurement officer and may not be diminished during the officer's term. In the absence of an appointed State purchasing officer, the applicable chief procurement officer shall exercise the procurement authority created by this Code and may appoint a temporary acting State purchasing officer.
(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/10-15

    (30 ILCS 500/10-15)
    Sec. 10-15. Procurement compliance monitors.
    (a) The Executive Ethics Commission shall appoint procurement compliance monitors to oversee and review the procurement processes. Each procurement compliance monitor shall serve a term of 5 years beginning on the date of the officer's appointment. Each procurement compliance monitor shall have an office located in the State agency that the monitor serves but shall report to the appropriate chief procurement officer. The compliance monitor shall have direct communications with the executive officer of a State agency in exercising duties. A procurement compliance monitor may be removed only for cause after a hearing by the Executive Ethics Commission. The appropriate chief procurement officer or executive officer of the State agency housing the procurement compliance monitor may institute a complaint against the procurement compliance monitor with the Commission and the Commission shall hold a public hearing based on the complaint. The procurement compliance monitor, State purchasing officer, appropriate chief procurement officer, and executive officer of the State agency shall receive notice of the hearing and shall be permitted to present their respective arguments on the complaint. After the hearing, the Commission shall determine whether the procurement compliance monitor shall be removed. The salary of a procurement compliance monitor shall be established by the Executive Ethics Commission and may not be diminished during the officer's term.
    (b) The procurement compliance monitor shall: (i) review any procurement, contract, or contract amendment as directed by the Executive Ethics Commission or a chief procurement officer; and (ii) report any findings of the review, in writing, to the Commission, the affected agency, the chief procurement officer responsible for the affected agency, and any entity requesting the review. The procurement compliance monitor may: (i) review each contract or contract amendment prior to execution to ensure that applicable procurement and contracting standards were followed; (ii) attend any procurement meetings; (iii) access any records or files related to procurement; (iv) issue reports to the chief procurement officer on procurement issues that present issues or that have not been corrected after consultation with appropriate State officials; (v) ensure the State agency is maintaining appropriate records; and (vi) ensure transparency of the procurement process.
    (c) If the procurement compliance monitor is aware of misconduct, waste, or inefficiency with respect to State procurement, the procurement compliance monitor shall advise the State agency of the issue in writing. If the State agency does not correct the issue, the monitor shall report the problem, in writing, to the chief procurement officer and Inspector General.
(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/10-20

    (30 ILCS 500/10-20)
    Sec. 10-20. Independent chief procurement officers.
    (a) Appointment. Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Executive Ethics Commission, with the advice and consent of the Senate shall appoint or approve 4 chief procurement officers, one for each of the following categories:
        (1) for procurements for construction and
    
construction-related services committed by law to the jurisdiction or responsibility of the Capital Development Board;
        (2) for procurements for all construction,
    
construction-related services, operation of any facility, and the provision of any service or activity committed by law to the jurisdiction or responsibility of the Illinois Department of Transportation, including the direct or reimbursable expenditure of all federal funds for which the Department of Transportation is responsible or accountable for the use thereof in accordance with federal law, regulation, or procedure, the chief procurement officer recommended for approval under this item appointed by the Secretary of Transportation after consent by the Executive Ethics Commission;
        (3) for all procurements made by a public institution
    
of higher education; and
        (4) for all other procurement needs of State
    
agencies.
    A chief procurement officer shall be responsible to the Executive Ethics Commission but must be located within the agency that the officer provides with procurement services. The chief procurement officer for higher education shall have an office located within the Board of Higher Education, unless otherwise designated by the Executive Ethics Commission. The chief procurement officer for all other procurement needs of the State shall have an office located within the Department of Central Management Services, unless otherwise designated by the Executive Ethics Commission.
    (b) Terms and independence. Each chief procurement officer appointed under this Section shall serve for a term of 5 years beginning on the date of the officer's appointment. The chief procurement officer may be removed for cause after a hearing by the Executive Ethics Commission. The Governor or the director of a State agency directly responsible to the Governor may institute a complaint against the officer by filing such complaint with the Commission. The Commission shall have a hearing based on the complaint. The officer and the complainant shall receive reasonable notice of the hearing and shall be permitted to present their respective arguments on the complaint. After the hearing, the Commission shall make a finding on the complaint and may take disciplinary action, including but not limited to removal of the officer.
    The salary of a chief procurement officer shall be established by the Executive Ethics Commission and may not be diminished during the officer's term. The salary may not exceed the salary of the director of a State agency for which the officer serves as chief procurement officer.
    (c) Qualifications. In addition to any other requirement or qualification required by State law, each chief procurement officer must within 12 months of employment be a Certified Professional Public Buyer or a Certified Public Purchasing Officer, pursuant to certification by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council, and must reside in Illinois.
    (d) Fiduciary duty. Each chief procurement officer owes a fiduciary duty to the State.
    (e) Vacancy. In case of a vacancy in one or more of the offices of a chief procurement officer under this Section during the recess of the Senate, the Executive Ethics Commission shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when the Executive Ethics Commission shall nominate some person to fill the office, and any person so nominated who is confirmed by the Senate shall hold office during the remainder of the term and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. If the Senate is not in session at the time this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly takes effect, the Executive Ethics Commission shall make a temporary appointment as in the case of a vacancy.
    (f) Acting chief procurement officers. Prior to August 31, 2010, the Executive Ethics Commission may, until an initial chief procurement officer is appointed and qualified, designate some person as an acting chief procurement officer to execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in that chief procurement officer. An acting chief procurement officer shall serve no later than the appointment of the initial chief procurement officer pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the Executive Ethics Commission from appointing an acting chief procurement officer as a chief procurement officer.
    (g) Transition schedule. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the chief procurement officers on the effective date of Public Act 96-793 shall continue to serve as chief procurement officers until August 31, 2010 and shall retain their powers and duties pertaining to procurements, provided the chief procurement officer appointed or approved by the Executive Ethics Commission shall approve any rules promulgated to implement this Code or the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The chief procurement officers appointed or approved by the Executive Ethics Commission shall assume the position of chief procurement officer upon appointment and work in collaboration with the current chief procurement officer and staff. On September 1, 2010, the chief procurement officers appointed by the Executive Ethics Commission shall assume the powers and duties of the chief procurement officers.
(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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/10-25

    (30 ILCS 500/10-25)
    Sec. 10-25. (Repealed).
(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). Repealed internally, eff. 1-10-11.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 15

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 15
PROCUREMENT INFORMATION
(Source: P.A. 95-536, eff. 1-1-08.)

30 ILCS 500/15-1

    (30 ILCS 500/15-1)
    Sec. 15-1. Publisher. Each chief procurement officer, in consultation with the agencies under his or her jurisdiction, possesses the rights to and is the authority responsible for publishing its volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    Each volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin shall be available electronically and may be available in print. References in this Code to the publication and distribution of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin include both its print and electronic formats.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/15-10

    (30 ILCS 500/15-10)
    Sec. 15-10. Contents. The Illinois Procurement Bulletin shall contain notices and other information required by this Code or by rules promulgated under this Code to be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Each volume shall include a comprehensive index of its contents.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/15-15

    (30 ILCS 500/15-15)
    Sec. 15-15. Publication. All volumes of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin shall be published at least once per month. Any volume, including volumes available in print format, shall be available through subscription for a minimal fee not exceeding publication and distribution costs. The Illinois Procurement Bulletin shall be distributed free to public libraries within Illinois and electronically to any entity that has subscribed on the publishing entity's website.
(Source: P.A. 96-1444, eff. 8-20-10.)

30 ILCS 500/15-20

    (30 ILCS 500/15-20)
    Sec. 15-20. Qualified bidders. Subscription to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin shall not be required to qualify as a bidder or offeror under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/15-25

    (30 ILCS 500/15-25)
    Sec. 15-25. Bulletin content.
    (a) Invitations for bids. Notice of each and every contract that is offered, including renegotiated contracts and change orders, shall be published in the Bulletin, and all businesses listed on the Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Directory, the Department of Central Management Services Business Enterprise Program and Small Business Vendors Directory, and the Capital Development Board's Directory of Certified Minority and Female Business Enterprises shall be furnished written instructions and information on how to register on each Procurement Bulletin maintained by the State. Such information shall be provided to each business within 30 days after the business' notice of certification. The applicable chief procurement officer may provide by rule an organized format for the publication of this information, but in any case it must include at least the date first offered, the date submission of offers is due, the location that offers are to be submitted to, the purchasing State agency, the responsible State purchasing officer, a brief purchase description, the method of source selection, information of how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description and any disclosure and contract forms, and encouragement to prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, as defined by Section 45-67 of this Code, and qualified Illinois minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and residents discharged from any Illinois adult correctional center.
    (b) Contracts let. Notice of each and every contract that is let, including renegotiated contracts and change orders, shall be issued electronically to those bidders or offerors submitting responses to the solicitations, inclusive of the unsuccessful bidders, immediately upon contract let. Failure of any chief procurement officer to give such notice shall result in tolling the time for filing a bid protest up to 5 business days. The apparent low bidder's award and all other bids from bidders responding to solicitations shall be posted on the agency's website the next business day.
    (b-5) Contracts awarded. Notice of each and every contract that is awarded, including renegotiated contracts and change orders, shall be issued electronically to the successful responsible bidder or offeror, posted on the agency's website the next business day, and published in the next available subsequent Bulletin. The applicable chief procurement officer may provide by rule an organized format for the publication of this information, but in any case it must include at least all of the information specified in subsection (a) as well as the name of the successful responsible bidder or offeror, the contract price, the number of unsuccessful responsive bidders, and any other disclosure specified in any Section of this Code. This notice must be posted in the online electronic Bulletin prior to execution of the contract.
    (c) Emergency purchase disclosure. Any chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer exercising emergency purchase authority under this Code shall publish a written description and reasons and the total cost, if known, or an estimate if unknown and the name of the responsible chief procurement officer and State purchasing officer, and the business or person contracted with for all emergency purchases in the next timely, practicable Bulletin. This notice must be posted in the online electronic Bulletin no later than 3 business days after the contract is awarded. Notice of a hearing to extend an emergency contract must be posted in the online electronic Procurement Bulletin no later than 5 business days prior to the hearing.
    (c-5) Business Enterprise Program report. Each purchasing agency shall, with the assistance of the applicable chief procurement officer, post in the online electronic Bulletin a copy of its annual report of utilization of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities as submitted to the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act within 10 business days after its submission of its report to the Council.
    (c-10) Renewals. Notice of each contract renewal shall be posted in the online electronic Bulletin within 10 business days of the determination to renew the contract and the next available subsequent Bulletin. The notice shall include at least all of the information required in subsection (b).
    (c-15) Sole source procurements. Before entering into a sole source contract, a chief procurement officer exercising sole source procurement authority under this Code shall publish a written description of intent to enter into a sole source contract along with a description of the item to be procured and the intended sole source contractor. This notice must be posted in the online electronic Procurement Bulletin before a sole source contract is awarded and at least 14 days before the hearing required by Section 20-25.
    (d) Other required disclosure. The applicable chief procurement officer shall provide by rule for the organized publication of all other disclosure required in other Sections of this Code in a timely manner.
    (e) The changes to subsections (b), (c), (c-5), (c-10), and (c-15) of this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly apply to reports submitted, offers made, and notices on contracts executed on or after its effective date.
    (f) Each chief procurement officer shall, in consultation with the agencies under his or her jurisdiction, provide the Procurement Policy Board with the information and resources necessary, and in a manner, to effectuate the purpose of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(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); 96-1444, eff. 8-20-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/15-30

    (30 ILCS 500/15-30)
    Sec. 15-30. Electronic Bulletin clearinghouse.
    (a) The Procurement Policy Board shall maintain on its official website a searchable database containing all information required to be included in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin under subsections (b), (c), (c-10), and (c-15) of Section 15-25 and all information required to be disclosed under Section 50-41. The posting of procurement information on the website is subject to the same posting requirements as the online electronic Bulletin.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, searchable means searchable and sortable by successful responsible bidder or offeror or, for emergency purchases, business or person contracted with; the contract price or total cost; the service or good; the purchasing State agency; and the date first offered or announced.
    (c) The applicable chief procurement officer shall provide the Procurement Policy Board the information and resources necessary, and in a manner, to effectuate the purpose of this Section.
(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/15-35

    (30 ILCS 500/15-35)
    Sec. 15-35. Vendor portal. Each chief procurement officer may, in consultation with the agencies under his or her jurisdiction and the Procurement Policy Board, establish a vendor portal. The vendor portal shall allow a prospective vendor to provide certifications, disclosures, registrations, and other documentation needed to do business with a State agency in advance of any particular procurement. A prospective vendor who registers with the vendor portal and provides this information may submit its registration number, with a confirmation that the portal information remains current, as part of its response to a competitive selection or a contracting process, rather than submit the same information in full. One or more chief procurement officers may jointly operate a vendor portal if a single portal would better serve the needs of the State agencies and the vendor community. A chief procurement officer may accept, for use on procurements and contracts under his or her jurisdiction, the registration from another chief procurement officer's vendor portal. This Section applies notwithstanding any laws to the contrary except for later enacted laws that specifically refer to this Section.
    Nothing in this Section shall preclude a State agency from implementing its own pre-qualification, certification, disclosure, and registration requirements necessary to conduct and manage its program operation.
    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. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-10

    (30 ILCS 500/20-10)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 96-159, 96-588, 97-96, and 97-895)
    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 days before the date set in the invitation for the opening of bids.
    (d) Bid opening. Bids shall be opened publicly 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 subsection (a) 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 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. 96-159, eff. 8-10-09; 96-588, eff. 8-18-09; 97-96, eff. 7-13-11; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 96-159, 96-795, 97-96, and 97-895)
    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 days before the date set in the invitation for the opening of bids.
    (d) Bid opening. Bids shall be opened publicly 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 subsection (a) 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 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. 96-159, eff. 8-10-09; 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); 97-96, eff. 7-13-11; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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 days before the date set in the invitation for the opening of proposals.
    (d) Receipt of proposals. Proposals shall be opened publicly 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 proposals. As provided in the request for proposals and under rules, discussions may be conducted with responsible offerors who submit 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. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-20

    (30 ILCS 500/20-20)
    Sec. 20-20. Small purchases.
    (a) Amount. Any individual procurement of supplies or services other than professional or artistic services, not exceeding $10,000 and any procurement of construction not exceeding $30,000 may be made without competitive sealed bidding. Procurements shall not be artificially divided so as to constitute a small purchase under this Section.
    (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. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

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 procurement 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 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. 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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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 days. A contract may be extended beyond 90 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 3 business 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 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) Affidavits. A chief procurement officer making a procurement under this Section shall file affidavits with the Procurement Policy Board and the Auditor General within 10 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 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. 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 500/20-35

    (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. Potential contractors 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 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 offeror, and state the relative importance of particular qualifications.
    (d) Discussions. The purchasing agency may conduct discussions with any offeror who has submitted a proposal to determine the offeror's qualifications for further consideration. Discussions shall not disclose any information derived from proposals submitted by other offerors.
    (e) Award. Award shall be made to the offeror 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. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

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 or proposals 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. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/20-43

    (30 ILCS 500/20-43)
    Sec. 20-43. Bidder or offeror authorized to do business 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 authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid, offer, or proposal.
(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).)

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 a contract 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, or economic investment 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.
(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 500/20-55

    (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, other than a contract entered into pursuant to the State University Certificates of Participation Act, 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. 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. 95-344, eff. 8-21-07; 96-15, eff. 6-22-09; 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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 96-1478, eff. 8-23-10.)

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 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 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 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 goods, supplies, or services awarded on or after July 1, 2010, the contracting agency shall provide the applicable rate and unit of measurement of the goods, 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 goods, 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 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 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 days of execution. A copy of this affidavit shall be filed with the Auditor General.
    (d) Timely execution of contracts. 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. Vendors shall not be paid for any goods 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. 96-794, eff. 1-1-10; 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); 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-932, eff. 8-10-12.)

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 contractor, provided that the grant, gift, or bequest provides majority funding for the contract.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

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 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 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. 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of P.A. 96-795); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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) 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.
    (b) 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 business days following award of the contract.
(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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 submitted to and every contract executed by the State on or after January 1, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 95-971) shall contain (1) a certification by the bidder or contractor that either (i) the bidder 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 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 or contractor's failure to comply with this Section.
    (c) Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, 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 shall submit a copy of the certificate of registration to the applicable chief procurement officer within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. 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 within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, 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 10 business 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 proposal, any change in information shall 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.
    (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 proposal 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 proposal is due. A chief procurement officer shall not accept a bid or proposal if the business entity is not in compliance with the registration requirements as of the date bids or proposals are due.
    (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, proposal, 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. 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); 96-848, eff. 1-1-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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)
ARTICLE 25
SUPPLIES AND SERVICES (EXCLUDING
PROFESSIONAL OR ARTISTIC)

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 make 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. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/25-45

    (30 ILCS 500/25-45)
    Sec. 25-45. Energy conservation program. State purchasing officers may enter into energy conservation program contracts that provide for utility cost savings. The chief procurement officer shall promulgate and adopt rules for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

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 vendor to its employees who perform the work on the State contracts. The bidder or offeror, in order to be considered to be a responsible bidder or offeror 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 physically or mentally handicapped persons or to sheltered workshops for the severely disabled.
(Source: P.A. 93-370, eff. 1-1-04.)

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, prospective vendors 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 Department of Central Management Services shall prepare and deliver to the General Assembly, no later than September 1, 2007, a report on the impact of outsourcing services on the State's cost of procurement that identifies those contracts where it was disclosed that services were provided outside of the United States and a description and value of those services.
(Source: P.A. 93-1081, eff. 6-1-05.)

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, 25% of vehicles, other than Department of Corrections vehicles and Department of State Police patrol vehicles, purchased with State funds shall be vehicles fueled by electricity, compressed natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, or liquid natural gas.
    (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.)

30 ILCS 500/25-80

    (30 ILCS 500/25-80)
    Sec. 25-80. Successor vendor. 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. 95-314, eff. 1-1-08.)

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.)

30 ILCS 500/25-205

    (30 ILCS 500/25-205)
    Sec. 25-205. Procurement of health benefits for Medicare-primary members and their dependents. The Department of Central Management Services, in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Chief Procurement Officer, shall contract or make otherwise available a program of group health benefits for Medicare-primary members and their Medicare-primary dependents. The Director may procure a single contract or multiple contracts that provide a program of group health benefits that is comparable in stability and continuity of coverage, care, and services to the program of health benefits offered to other members and their dependents under the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. The Department of Central Management Services shall provide administrative support and provide consultation to assist with the procurement. The initial procurement is not subject to the provisions of this Code, except for Sections 20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160, and Article 50, provided that the Chief Procurement Officer may, in writing with justification, waive any certification required under Article 50.
(Source: P.A. 98-19, eff. 6-10-13.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 30

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 30 heading)
ARTICLE 30
CONSTRUCTION AND
CONSTRUCTION-RELATED
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

30 ILCS 500/30-5

    (30 ILCS 500/30-5)
    Sec. 30-5. Applicability. Construction and construction-related professional services shall be procured in accordance with this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/30-10

    (30 ILCS 500/30-10)
    Sec. 30-10. Authority. Construction agencies shall have the authority to procure construction and construction-related professional services.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/30-15

    (30 ILCS 500/30-15)
    Sec. 30-15. Method of source selection.
    (a) Competitive sealed bidding. Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), and (d) and Sections 20-20, 20-25, and 20-30, all State construction contracts shall be procured by competitive sealed bidding in accordance with Section 20-10.
    (b) Other methods. The Capital Development Board shall establish by rule construction purchases that may be made without competitive sealed bidding and the most competitive alternate method of source selection that shall be used.
    (c) Construction-related professional services. All construction-related professional services contracts shall be awarded in accordance with the provisions of the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act. "Professional services" means those services within the scope of the practice of architecture, professional engineering, structural engineering, or registered land surveying, as defined by the laws of this State.
    (d) Correctional facilities. Remodeling and rehabilitation projects at correctional facilities under $25,000 funded from the General Revenue Fund are exempt from the provisions of this Article. The Department of Corrections may use inmate labor for the remodeling or rehabilitation of correctional facilities on those projects under $25,000 funded from the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/30-20

    (30 ILCS 500/30-20)
    Sec. 30-20. Prequalification.
    (a) The Capital Development Board shall promulgate rules for the development of prequalified supplier lists for construction and construction-related professional services and the periodic updating of those lists. Construction and construction-related professional services contracts over $25,000 may be awarded to any qualified suppliers.
    (b) The Illinois Power Agency shall promulgate rules for the development of prequalified supplier lists for construction and construction-related professional services and the periodic updating of those lists. Construction and construction related professional services contracts over $25,000 may be awarded to any qualified suppliers, pursuant to a competitive bidding process.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07.)

30 ILCS 500/30-22

    (30 ILCS 500/30-22)
    Sec. 30-22. Construction contracts; responsible bidder requirements. To be considered a responsible bidder on a construction contract for purposes of this Code, a bidder must comply with all of the following requirements and must present satisfactory evidence of that compliance to the appropriate construction agency:
        (1) The bidder must comply with all applicable laws
    
concerning the bidder's entitlement to conduct business in Illinois.
        (2) The bidder must comply with all applicable
    
provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act.
        (3) The bidder must comply with Subchapter VI ("Equal
    
Employment Opportunities") of Chapter 21 of Title 42 of the United States Code (42 U.S.C. 2000e and following) and with Federal Executive Order No. 11246 as amended by Executive Order No. 11375.
        (4) The bidder must have a valid Federal Employer
    
Identification Number or, if an individual, a valid Social Security Number.
        (5) The bidder must have a valid certificate of
    
insurance showing the following coverages: general liability, professional liability, product liability, workers' compensation, completed operations, hazardous occupation, and automobile.
        (6) The bidder and all bidder's subcontractors must
    
participate in applicable apprenticeship and training programs approved by and registered with the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
        (7) For contracts with the Illinois Power Agency, the
    
Director of the Illinois Power Agency may establish additional requirements for responsible bidders. These additional requirements, if established, 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.
        (8) The bidder must submit a signed affidavit stating
    
that the bidder will maintain an Illinois office as the primary place of employment for persons employed in the construction authorized by the contract.
    The provisions of this Section shall not apply to federally funded construction projects if such application would jeopardize the receipt or use of federal funds in support of such a project.
(Source: P.A. 97-369, eff. 8-15-11.)

30 ILCS 500/30-25

    (30 ILCS 500/30-25)
    Sec. 30-25. Retention of a percentage of contract price. Whenever any contract entered into by a construction agency for the repair, remodeling, renovation, or construction of a building or structure, for the construction or maintenance of a highway, as those terms are defined in Article 2 of the Illinois Highway Code, for the construction or maintenance of facilities as that term is defined under Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, or for the reclamation of abandoned lands as those terms are defined in Article I of the Abandoned Mined Lands and Water Reclamation Act provides for the retention of a percentage of the contract price until final completion and acceptance of the work, upon the request of the contractor and with the approval of the construction agency the amount so retained may be deposited under a trust agreement with an Illinois bank or financial institution of the contractor's choice and subject to the approval of the construction agency. The contractor shall receive any interest on the deposited amount. Upon application by the contractor, the trust agreement must contain, at a minimum, the following provisions:
        (1) the amount to be deposited subject to the trust;
        (2) the terms and conditions of payment in case of
    
default by the contractor;
        (3) the termination of the trust agreement upon
    
completion of the contract; and
        (4) the contractor shall be responsible for obtaining
    
the written consent of the bank trustee and for any costs or service fees.
    The trust agreement may, at the discretion of the construction agency and upon request of the contractor, become effective at the time of the first partial payment in accordance with existing statutes and rules.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07.)

30 ILCS 500/30-30

    (30 ILCS 500/30-30)
    Sec. 30-30. Contracts in excess of $250,000. For building construction contracts in excess of $250,000, separate specifications shall be prepared for all equipment, labor, and materials in connection with the following 5 subdivisions of the work to be performed:
        (1) plumbing;
        (2) heating, piping, refrigeration, and automatic
    
temperature control systems, including the testing and balancing of those systems;
        (3) ventilating and distribution systems for
    
conditioned air, including the testing and balancing of those systems;
        (4) electric wiring; and
        (5) general contract work.
    The specifications must be so drawn as to permit separate and independent bidding upon each of the 5 subdivisions of work. All contracts awarded for any part thereof shall award the 5 subdivisions of work separately to responsible and reliable persons, firms, or corporations engaged in these classes of work. The contracts, at the discretion of the construction agency, may be assigned to the successful bidder on the general contract work or to the successful bidder on the subdivision of work designated by the construction agency before the bidding as the prime subdivision of work, provided that all payments will be made directly to the contractors for the 5 subdivisions of work upon compliance with the conditions of the contract.
    Until a date 4 years after July 1, 2011, the requirements of this Section do not apply to a construction project for which the Capital Development Board is the construction agency if: (i) the project budget is at least $15,000,000; (ii) the Capital Development Board has submitted to the Procurement Policy Board a written request for a public hearing on waiver of the application of the requirements of this Section to that project, including its reasons for seeking the waiver and why the waiver is in the best interest of the State; (iii) the Capital Development Board has posted notice of the waiver hearing on its procurement web page and on the online Procurement Bulletin at least 15 working days before the hearing; (iv) the Procurement Policy Board, after conducting the public hearing on the waiver request, reviews and approves the request in writing before the award of the contract; (v) the successful low bidder has prequalified with the Capital Development Board; (vi) the bid of the successful low bidder identifies the name of the subcontractor, if any, and the bid proposal costs for each of the 5 subdivisions of work set forth in this Section; and (vii) the contract entered into with the successful bidder provides that no identified subcontractor may be terminated without the written consent of the Capital Development Board. With respect to any construction project described in this paragraph, the Capital Development Board shall: (i) provide to the Auditor General an affidavit that the waiver of the application of the requirements of this Section is in the best interest of the State; (ii) specify in writing as a public record that the project shall comply with the disadvantaged business practices of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act and the equal employment practices of Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act; and (iii) report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly on the bidding, award, and performance. On and after January 1, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 95-758), the Capital Development Board may award in each year contracts with an aggregate total value of no more than $200,000,000 with respect to construction projects described in this paragraph.
    Until a date 11 years after November 29, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-699), the requirements of this Section do not apply to the Capitol Building HVAC upgrade project if (i) the bid of the successful bidder identifies the name of the subcontractor, if any, and the bid proposal costs for each of the 5 subdivisions of work set forth in this Section, and (ii) the contract entered into with the successful bidder provides that no identified subcontractor may be terminated without the written consent of the Capital Development Board.
(Source: P.A. 97-182, eff. 7-22-11; 98-431, eff. 8-16-13.)

30 ILCS 500/30-35

    (30 ILCS 500/30-35)
    Sec. 30-35. Expenditure in excess of contract price.
    (a) Germaneness. No funds in excess of the contract price may be obligated or expended unless the additional work to be performed or materials to be furnished is germane to the original contract. Even if germane to the original contract, no additional expenditures or obligations may, in their total combined amounts, be in excess of the percentages of the original contract amount set forth in subsection (b) unless they have received the prior written approval of the construction agency. In the event that the total of the combined additional expenditures or obligations exceeds the percentages of the original contract amount set forth in subsection (b), the construction agency shall investigate all the additional expenditures or obligations in excess of the original contract amount and shall in writing approve or disapprove subsequent expenditures or obligations and state in detail the reasons for the approval or disapproval.
    (b) Written determination required. When the contract amount is no more than $75,000, the percentage shall be 9% (maximum $6,750). When the contract amount is between $75,001 and $200,000, the percentage shall be 7% of the amount above $75,000 plus $6,750, but not to exceed 7% of $200,000 (maximum $14,000). When the contract amount is between $200,001 and $500,000, the percentage shall be 5% of the amount above $200,000 plus $14,000, but not to exceed 5% of $500,000 (maximum $25,000). When the contract amount is in excess of $500,000, the percentage shall be 3% of the amount above $500,000 plus $25,000.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/30-43

    (30 ILCS 500/30-43)
    Sec. 30-43. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-11, eff. 6-11-01. Repealed by P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

30 ILCS 500/30-45

    (30 ILCS 500/30-45)
    Sec. 30-45. Other Acts. This Article is subject to applicable provisions of the following Acts:
        (1) the Prevailing Wage Act;
        (2) the Public Construction Bond Act;
        (3) the Public Works Employment Discrimination Act;
        (4) the Public Works Preference Act (repealed on June
    
16, 2010 by Public Act 96-929);
        (5) the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public
    
Works Act;
        (6) the Public Contract Fraud Act;
        (7) the Illinois Construction Evaluation Act; and
        (8) the Project Labor Agreements Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

30 ILCS 500/30-150

    (30 ILCS 500/30-150)
    Sec. 30-150. 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. 33

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 33 heading)
ARTICLE 33. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-5

    (30 ILCS 500/33-5)
    Sec. 33-5. Definitions. In this Article:
    "Construction management services" includes:
        (1) services provided in the planning and
    
pre-construction phases of a construction project including, but not limited to, consulting with, advising, assisting, and making recommendations to the Capital Development Board and architect, engineer, or licensed land surveyor on all aspects of planning for project construction; reviewing all plans and specifications as they are being developed and making recommendations with respect to construction feasibility, availability of material and labor, time requirements for procurement and construction, and projected costs; making, reviewing, and refining budget estimates based on the Board's program and other available information; making recommendations to the Board and the architect or engineer regarding the division of work in the plans and specifications to facilitate the bidding and awarding of contracts; soliciting the interest of capable contractors and taking bids on the project; analyzing the bids received; and preparing and maintaining a progress schedule during the design phase of the project and preparation of a proposed construction schedule; and
        (2) services provided in the construction phase of
    
the project including, but not limited to, maintaining competent supervisory staff to coordinate and provide general direction of the work and progress of the contractors on the project; directing the work as it is being performed for general conformance with working drawings and specifications; establishing procedures for coordinating among the Board, architect or engineer, contractors, and construction manager with respect to all aspects of the project and implementing those procedures; maintaining job site records and making appropriate progress reports; implementing labor policy in conformance with the requirements of the public owner; reviewing the safety and equal opportunity programs of each contractor for conformance with the public owner's policy and making recommendations; reviewing and processing all applications for payment by involved contractors and material suppliers in accordance with the terms of the contract; making recommendations and processing requests for changes in the work and maintaining records of change orders; scheduling and conducting job meetings to ensure orderly progress of the work; developing and monitoring a project progress schedule, coordinating and expediting the work of all contractors and providing periodic status reports to the owner and the architect or engineer; and establishing and maintaining a cost control system and conducting meetings to review costs.
    "Construction manager" means any individual, sole proprietorship, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity providing construction management services for the Board and prequalified by the State in accordance with 30 ILCS 500/33-10.
    "Board" means the Capital Development Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-10

    (30 ILCS 500/33-10)
    Sec. 33-10. Prequalification. The Board shall establish procedures to prequalify firms seeking to provide construction management services or may use prequalification lists from other State agencies to meet the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-15

    (30 ILCS 500/33-15)
    Sec. 33-15. Public notice. Whenever a project requiring construction management services is proposed for a State agency, the Board shall provide no less than a 14-day advance notice published in a request for proposals setting forth the projects and services to be procured. The request for proposals shall be mailed to each firm that is prequalified under Section 33-10. The request for proposals shall include a description of each project and shall state the time and place for interested firms to submit a letter of interest and, if required by the request for proposals, a statement of qualifications.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-20

    (30 ILCS 500/33-20)
    Sec. 33-20. Evaluation procedure. The Board shall evaluate the construction managers submitting letters of interest and other prequalified construction managers, taking into account qualifications; and the Board may consider, but shall not be limited to considering, ability of personnel, past record and experience, performance data on file, willingness to meet time requirements, location, workload of the construction manager, and any other qualifications-based factors as the Board may determine in writing are applicable. The Board may conduct discussions with and require public presentations by construction managers deemed to be the most qualified regarding their qualifications, approach to the project, and ability to furnish the required services.
    The Board shall establish a committee to select construction managers to provide construction management services. A selection committee may include at least one public member. The public member may not be employed or associated with any firm holding a contract with the Board nor may the public member's firm be considered for a contract with that Board while he or she is serving as a public member of the committee.
    In no case shall the Board, prior to selecting a construction manager for negotiation under Section 33-30, seek formal or informal submission of verbal or written estimates of costs or proposals in terms of dollars, hours required, percentage of construction cost, or any other measure of compensation.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-25

    (30 ILCS 500/33-25)
    Sec. 33-25. Selection Procedure. On the basis of evaluations, discussions, and any presentations, the Board shall select no less than 3 firms it determines to be qualified to provide services for the project and rank them in order of qualifications to provide services regarding the specific project. The Board shall then contract at a fair and reasonable compensation. If fewer than 3 firms submit letters of interest and the Board determines that one or both of those firms are so qualified, the Board may proceed to negotiate a contract under Section 33-30. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-30

    (30 ILCS 500/33-30)
    Sec. 33-30. Contract Negotiation.
    (a) The Board shall prepare a written description of the scope of the proposed services to be used as a basis for negotiations and shall negotiate a contract with the highest ranked construction management firm at compensation that the Board determines in writing to be fair and reasonable. In making this decision, the Board shall take into account the estimated value, scope, complexity, and nature of the services to be rendered. In no case may the Board establish a payment formula designed to eliminate firms from contention or restrict competition or negotiation of fees.
    (b) If the Board is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the firm that is highest ranked, negotiations with that firm shall be terminated. The Board shall then begin negotiations with the firm that is next highest ranked. If the Board is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with that firm, negotiations with that firm shall be terminated. The Board shall then begin negotiations with the firm that is next highest ranked.
    (c) If the Board is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with any of the selected firms, the Board shall re-evaluate the construction management services requested, including the estimated value, scope, complexity, and fee requirements. The Board shall then compile a list of not less than 3 prequalified firms and proceed in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-35

    (30 ILCS 500/33-35)
    Sec. 33-35. Small Contracts. The provisions of Sections 33-20, 33-25, and 33-30 do not apply to construction management contracts of less than $25,000.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-40

    (30 ILCS 500/33-40)
    Sec. 33-40. Emergency services. Sections 33-20, 33-25, and 33-30 do not apply in the procurement of construction management services by the Board (i) when the Board determines in writing that it is in the best interest of the State to proceed with the immediate selection of a firm or (ii) in emergencies when immediate services are necessary to protect the public health and safety, including, but not limited to, earthquake, tornado, storm, or natural or man-made disaster.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-45

    (30 ILCS 500/33-45)
    Sec. 33-45. Firm performance evaluation. The Board shall evaluate the performance of each firm upon completion of a contract. That evaluation shall be made available to the firm and the firm may submit a written response, with the evaluation and response retained solely by the Board. The evaluation and response shall not be made available to any other person or firm and is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The evaluation shall be based on the terms identified in the construction manager's contract.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/33-50

    (30 ILCS 500/33-50)
    Sec. 33-50. Duties of construction manager; additional requirements for persons performing construction work.
    (a) Upon the award of a construction management services contract, a construction manager must contract with the Board to furnish his or her skill and judgment in cooperation with, and reliance upon, the services of the project architect or engineer. The construction manager must furnish business administration, management of the construction process, and other specified services to the Board and must perform his or her obligations in an expeditious and economical manner consistent with the interest of the Board. If it is in the State's best interest, the construction manager may provide or perform basic services for which reimbursement is provided in the general conditions to the construction management services contract.
    (b) The actual construction work on the project must be awarded to contractors under this Code. The Capital Development Board may further separate additional divisions of work under this Article. This subsection is subject to the applicable provisions of the following Acts:
        (1) the Prevailing Wage Act;
        (2) the Public Construction Bond Act;
        (3) the Public Works Employment Discrimination Act;
        (4) the Public Works Preference Act (repealed on June
    
16, 2010 by Public Act 96-929);
        (5) the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public
    
Works Act;
        (6) the Public Contract Fraud Act;
        (7) the Illinois Construction Evaluation Act; and
        (8) the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989,
    
the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, and the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

30 ILCS 500/33-55

    (30 ILCS 500/33-55)
    Sec. 33-55. Prohibited conduct. No construction management services contract may be awarded by the Board on a negotiated basis as provided in this Article if the construction manager or an entity that controls, is controlled by, or shares common ownership or control with the construction manager (i) guarantees, warrants, or otherwise assumes financial responsibility for the work of others on the project; (ii) provides the Board with a guaranteed maximum price for the work of others on the project; or (iii) furnishes or guarantees a performance or payment bond for other contractors on the project. In any such case, the contract for construction management services must be let by competitive bidding as in the case of contracts for construction work.
(Source: P.A. 94-532, eff. 8-10-05.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 35

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 35 heading)
ARTICLE 35
PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL
AND ARTISTIC SERVICES

30 ILCS 500/35-5

    (30 ILCS 500/35-5)
    Sec. 35-5. Application. All professional and 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 500/35-10

    (30 ILCS 500/35-10)
    Sec. 35-10. Authority. Each State purchasing officer, under the supervision of his or her respective chief procurement officer, has the authority to select, according to the provisions of this Article, his or her own professional and artistic services.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/35-15

    (30 ILCS 500/35-15)
    Sec. 35-15. Prequalification.
    (a) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each develop appropriate and reasonable prequalification standards and categories of professional and artistic services.
    (b) The prequalifications and categorizations shall be submitted to the Procurement Policy Board and published for public comment prior to their submission to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules for approval.
    (c) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each also assemble and maintain a comprehensive list of prequalified and categorized businesses and persons.
    (d) Prequalification shall not be used to bar or prevent any qualified business or person for bidding or responding to invitations for bid or proposal.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-20

    (30 ILCS 500/35-20)
    Sec. 35-20. Uniformity in procurement.
    (a) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each develop, cause to be printed, and distribute uniform documents for the solicitation, review, and acceptance of all professional and artistic services.
    (b) All chief procurement officers, State purchasing officers, and their designees shall use the appropriate uniform procedures and forms specified in this Code for all professional and artistic services.
    (c) These forms shall include in detail, in writing, at least:
        (1) a description of the goal to be achieved;
        (2) the services to be performed;
        (3) the need for the service;
        (4) the qualifications that are necessary; and
        (5) a plan for post-performance review.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-25

    (30 ILCS 500/35-25)
    Sec. 35-25. Uniformity in contract.
    (a) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each develop, cause to be printed, and distribute uniform documents for the contracting of professional and artistic services.
    (b) All chief procurement officers, State purchasing officers, and their designees shall use the appropriate uniform contracts and forms in contracting for all professional and artistic services.
    (c) These contracts and forms shall include in detail, in writing, at least:
        (1) the detail listed in subsection (c) of Section
    
35-20;
        (2) the duration of the contract, with a schedule of
    
delivery, when applicable;
        (3) the method for charging and measuring cost
    
(hourly, per day, etc.);
        (4) the rate of remuneration; and
        (5) the maximum price.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-30

    (30 ILCS 500/35-30)
    Sec. 35-30. Awards.
    (a) All State contracts for professional and artistic services, except as provided in this Section, shall be awarded using the competitive request for proposal process outlined in this Section.
    (b) For each contract offered, the chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or his or her designee shall use the appropriate standard solicitation forms available from the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer.
    (c) Prepared forms shall be submitted to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, for publication in its Illinois Procurement Bulletin and circulation to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer's list of prequalified vendors. Notice of the offer or request for proposal shall appear at least 14 days before the response to the offer is due.
    (d) All interested respondents shall return their responses to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, which shall open and record them. The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer then shall forward the responses, together with any information it has available about the qualifications and other State work of the respondents.
    (e) After evaluation, ranking, and selection, the responsible chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or his or her designee shall notify the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, of the successful respondent and shall forward a copy of the signed contract for the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer's file. The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer shall publish the names of the responsible procurement decision-maker, the agency letting the contract, the successful respondent, a contract reference, and value of the let contract in the next appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (f) For all professional and artistic contracts with annualized value that exceeds $25,000, evaluation and ranking by price are required. Any chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer, but not their designees, may select an offeror other than the lowest bidder by price. In any case, when the contract exceeds the $25,000 threshold and the lowest bidder is not selected, the chief procurement officer or the State purchasing officer shall forward together with the contract notice of who the low bidder was and a written decision as to why another was selected to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate. The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer shall publish as provided in subsection (e) of Section 35-30, but shall include notice of the chief procurement officer's or State purchasing officer's written decision.
    (g) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and higher education chief procurement officer may each refine, but not contradict, this Section by promulgating rules for submission to the Procurement Policy Board and then to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Any refinement shall be based on the principles and procedures of the federal Architect-Engineer Selection Law, Public Law 92-582 Brooks Act, and the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act; except that pricing shall be an integral part of the selection process.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-35

    (30 ILCS 500/35-35)
    Sec. 35-35. Exceptions.
    (a) Exceptions to Section 35-30 are allowed for sole source procurements, emergency procurements, and at the discretion of the chief procurement officer or the State purchasing officer, but not their designees, for professional and artistic contracts that are nonrenewable, one year or less in duration, and have a value of less than $20,000.
    (b) All exceptions granted under this Article must still be submitted to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, and published as provided for in subsection (f) of Section 35-30, shall name the authorizing chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer, and shall include a brief explanation of the reason for the exception.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-40

    (30 ILCS 500/35-40)
    Sec. 35-40. Subcontractors.
    (a) Any contract granted under this Article shall state whether the services of a subcontractor will be used. The contract shall include the names and addresses of all subcontractors and the expected amount of money each will receive under the contract.
    (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 for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, and the responsible State purchasing officer, or their designee of the names and addresses and the expected amount of money each new or replaced subcontractor will receive.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-150

    (30 ILCS 500/35-150)
    Sec. 35-150. 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. 40

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 40 heading)
ARTICLE 40
REAL PROPERTY AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT LEASES

30 ILCS 500/40-5

    (30 ILCS 500/40-5)
    Sec. 40-5. Applicability. All leases for real property or capital improvements, including office and storage space, buildings, and other facilities for State agencies, shall be procured in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-10

    (30 ILCS 500/40-10)
    Sec. 40-10. Authority. State purchasing officers shall have the authority to procure leases for real property or capital improvements.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-15

    (30 ILCS 500/40-15)
    Sec. 40-15. Method of source selection.
    (a) Request for information. Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), all State contracts for leases of real property or capital improvements shall be awarded by a request for information process in accordance with Section 40-20.
    (b) Other methods. A request for information process need not be used in procuring any of the following leases:
        (1) Property of less than 10,000 square feet with
    
rent of less than $100,000 per year.
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) Duration of less than one year that cannot be
    
renewed.
        (4) Specialized space available at only one location.
        (5) Renewal or extension of a lease; provided that:
    
(i) the chief procurement officer determines in writing that the renewal or extension is in the best interest of the State; (ii) the chief procurement officer submits his or her written determination and the renewal or extension to the Board; (iii) the Board does not object in writing to the renewal or extension within 30 days after its submission; and (iv) the chief procurement officer publishes the renewal or extension in the appropriate volume of the Procurement Bulletin.
    (c) Leases with governmental units. Leases with other governmental units may be negotiated without using the request for information process when deemed by the chief procurement officer to be in the best interest of the State.
(Source: P.A. 95-647, eff. 10-11-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/40-20

    (30 ILCS 500/40-20)
    Sec. 40-20. Request for information.
    (a) Conditions for use. Leases shall be procured by request for information except as otherwise provided in Section 40-15.
    (b) Form. A request for information shall be issued and shall include:
        (1) the type of property to be leased;
        (2) the proposed uses of the property;
        (3) the duration of the lease;
        (4) the preferred location of the property; and
        (5) a general description of the configuration
    
desired.
    (c) Public notice. Public notice of the request for information for the availability of real property to lease shall be published in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 days before the date set forth in the request for receipt of responses and shall also be published in similar manner in a newspaper of general circulation in the community or communities where the using agency is seeking space.
    (d) Response. The request for information response shall consist of written information sufficient to show that the respondent can meet minimum criteria set forth in the request. State purchasing officers may enter into discussions with respondents for the purpose of clarifying State needs and the information supplied by the respondents. On the basis of the information supplied and discussions, if any, a State purchasing officer shall make a written determination identifying the responses that meet the minimum criteria set forth in the request for information. Negotiations shall be entered into with all qualified respondents for the purpose of securing a lease that is in the best interest of the State. A written report of the negotiations shall be retained in the lease files and shall include the reasons for the final selection. All leases shall be reduced to writing; one copy shall be filed with the Comptroller in accordance with the provisions of Section 20-80, and one copy shall be filed with the Board.
    When the lowest response by price is not selected, the State purchasing officer shall forward to the chief procurement officer, along with the lease, notice of the identity of the lowest respondent by price and written reasons for the selection of a different response. The chief procurement officer shall publish the written reasons in the next volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (e) Board review. Upon receipt of (1) any proposed lease of real property of 10,000 or more square feet or (2) any proposed lease of real property with annual rent payments of $100,000 or more, the Procurement Policy Board shall have 30 days to review the proposed lease. If the Board does not object in writing within 30 days, then the proposed lease shall become effective according to its terms as submitted. The leasing agency shall make any and all materials available to the Board to assist in the review process.
(Source: P.A. 96-1521, eff. 2-14-11.)

30 ILCS 500/40-25

    (30 ILCS 500/40-25)
    Sec. 40-25. Length of leases.
    (a) Maximum term. Leases shall be for a term not to exceed 10 years inclusive, beginning January, 1, 2010, of proposed contract renewals and shall include a termination option in favor of the State after 5 years.
    (b) Renewal. Leases may include a renewal option. An option to renew may be exercised only when a State purchasing officer determines in writing that renewal is in the best interest of the State and notice of the exercise of the option is published in the appropriate volume of the Procurement Bulletin at least 60 days prior to the exercise of the option.
    (c) Subject to appropriation. All leases 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 lease.
    (d) Holdover. Beginning January 1, 2010, no lease may continue on a month-to-month or other holdover basis for a total of more than 6 months. Beginning July 1, 2010, the Comptroller shall withhold payment of leases beyond this holdover period.
(Source: P.A. 96-15, eff. 6-22-09; 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 500/40-30

    (30 ILCS 500/40-30)
    Sec. 40-30. Purchase option. Initial leases of all space in entire, free-standing buildings shall include an option to purchase exerciseable by the State, unless the purchasing officer determines that inclusion of such purchase option is not in the State's best interest and makes that determination in writing along with the reasons for making that determination and publishes the written determination in the appropriate volume of the Procurement Bulletin. Leases from governmental units and not-for-profit entities are exempt from the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-35

    (30 ILCS 500/40-35)
    Sec. 40-35. Rent without occupancy. Except when deemed by the Board to be in the best interest of the State, no State agency may incur rental obligations before occupying the space rented.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-40

    (30 ILCS 500/40-40)
    Sec. 40-40. Local site preferences. Upon the request of the chief executive officer of a unit of local government, leasing preferences may be given to sites located in enterprise zones, tax increment districts, or redevelopment districts.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-45

    (30 ILCS 500/40-45)
    Sec. 40-45. Leases exempt from Article. A lease entered into by the State under Section 7.4 of the State Property Control Act is not subject to the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 93-19, eff. 6-20-03.)

30 ILCS 500/40-46

    (30 ILCS 500/40-46)
    Sec. 40-46. Leases exempt from Article. A lease entered into under Section 7.5 of the State Property Control Act is not subject to the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 93-19, eff. 6-20-03.)

30 ILCS 500/40-55

    (30 ILCS 500/40-55)
    Sec. 40-55. Lessor's failure to make improvements. Each lease must provide for a penalty upon the lessor's failure to make improvements agreed upon in the lease. The penalty shall consist of a reduction in lease payments equal to the corresponding percentage of the improvement value to the lease value. The penalty shall continue until the lessor complies with the lease and the improvements are certified by the chief procurement officer and the leasing State agency.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

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.
    (a) Amount of preference. When a contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a non-resident bidder from any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders from that state. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state of the non-resident bidder. Further, if only non-resident bidders 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 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 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. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

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, an otherwise qualified bidder who will fulfill the contract through the use of products made of recycled supplies may be given preference over other bidders unable to do so, provided that the cost included in the bid of supplies made of recycled materials does not constitute an undue economic or practical hardship.
(Source: P.A. 96-197, eff. 1-1-10.)

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 of the Department of Central Management Services 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 of Central Management Services 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. 96-877, eff. 7-1-10; 96-943, eff. 7-1-10.)

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 annually.
        (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. 96-634, eff. 8-24-09; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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. The 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 bidder, annual sales and receipts of the bidder 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 $10,000,000.
        (2) No retail business or business selling services
    
is a small business if its annual sales and receipts exceed $6,000,000.
        (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 $10,000,000.
    (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 bidders
    
list of small businesses. 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 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. 92-60, eff. 7-12-01; 93-769, eff. 1-1-05.)

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 Department of
    
Central Management Services 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 1961 or 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 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to this Section to the Department of Central Management Services. The Department of Central Management Services 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 Department of
    
Central Management Services 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 Department of Central Management Services 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.)

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 prospective vendors 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 prospective vendors to consider hiring qualified veterans. The report must include the number of vendors who have hired qualified veterans.
(Source: P.A. 94-1067, eff. 8-1-06.)

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 prospective vendors 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 prospective vendors 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. 94-1067, eff. 8-1-06.)

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 submitted to and contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the contractor or the subcontractor, respectively, that the 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 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 contractor or subcontractor who makes a false statement, material to the certification, commits a Class 3 felony.
(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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

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 submitted to and contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder or contractor or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, 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 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. 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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-10.5

    (30 ILCS 500/50-10.5)
    Sec. 50-10.5. Prohibited bidders and contractors.
    (a) Unless otherwise provided, no business shall bid or enter into a contract or subcontract under this Code 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 submitted to and contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, 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 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 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 proposal 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, manager, or shareholder 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. 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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-11

    (30 ILCS 500/50-11)
    Sec. 50-11. Debt delinquency.
    (a) No person shall submit a bid for or enter into a contract or subcontract under this Code 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 submitted to and contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the 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 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. 96-493, eff. 1-1-10; 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795); 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

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 submitted and contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, 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 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. 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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-13

    (30 ILCS 500/50-13)
    Sec. 50-13. Conflicts of interest.
    (a) Prohibition. It is unlawful for any person holding an elective office in this State, holding a seat in the General Assembly, or appointed to or employed in any of the offices or agencies of State government and who receives compensation for such employment in excess of 60% of the salary of the Governor of the State of Illinois, or who is an officer or employee of the Capital Development Board or the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, or who is the spouse or minor child of any such person to have or acquire any contract, or any direct pecuniary interest in any contract therein, whether for stationery, printing, paper, or any services, materials, or supplies, that will be wholly or partially satisfied by the payment of funds appropriated by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois or in any contract of the Capital Development Board or the Illinois Toll Highway Authority.
    (b) Interests. It is unlawful for any firm, partnership, association, or corporation, in which any person listed in subsection (a) is entitled to receive (i) more than 7 1/2% of the total distributable income or (ii) an amount in excess of the salary of the Governor, to have or acquire any such contract or direct pecuniary interest therein.
    (c) Combined interests. It is unlawful for any firm, partnership, association, or corporation, in which any person listed in subsection (a) together with his or her spouse or minor children is entitled to receive (i) more than 15%, in the aggregate, of the total distributable income or (ii) an amount in excess of 2 times the salary of the Governor, to have or acquire any such contract or direct pecuniary interest therein.
    (c-5) Appointees and firms. In addition to any provisions of this Code, the interests of certain appointees and their firms are subject to Section 3A-35 of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
    (d) Securities. Nothing in this Section invalidates the provisions of any bond or other security previously offered or to be offered for sale or sold by or for the State of Illinois.
    (e) Prior interests. This Section does not affect the validity of any contract made between the State and an officer or employee of the State or member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, minor child, or other immediate family member living in his or her residence or any combination of those persons if that contract was in existence before his or her election or employment as an officer, member, or employee. The contract is voidable, however, if it cannot be completed within 365 days after the officer, member, or employee takes office or is employed.
    (f) Exceptions.
        (1) Public aid payments. This Section does not apply
    
to payments made for a public aid recipient.
        (2) Teaching. This Section does not apply to a
    
contract for personal services as a teacher or school administrator between a member of the General Assembly or his or her spouse, or a State officer or employee or his or her spouse, and any school district, public community college district, the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Chicago State University, Governor State University, or Northeastern Illinois University.
        (3) Ministerial duties. This Section does not apply
    
to a contract for personal services of a wholly ministerial character, including but not limited to services as a laborer, clerk, typist, stenographer, page, bookkeeper, receptionist, or telephone switchboard operator, made by a spouse or minor child of an elective or appointive State officer or employee or of a member of the General Assembly.
        (4) Child and family services. This Section does not
    
apply to payments made to a member of the General Assembly, a State officer or employee, his or her spouse or minor child acting as a foster parent, homemaker, advocate, or volunteer for or in behalf of a child or family served by the Department of Children and Family Services.
        (5) Licensed professionals. Contracts with licensed
    
professionals, provided they are competitively bid or part of a reimbursement program for specific, customary goods and services through the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, or the Department on Aging.
    (g) Penalty. A person convicted of a violation of this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

30 ILCS 500/50-14

    (30 ILCS 500/50-14)
    Sec. 50-14. Environmental Protection Act violations.
    (a) Unless otherwise provided, no person or business found by a court or the Pollution Control Board to have committed a willful or knowing violation of the Environmental Protection Act shall do business with the State of Illinois or any State agency or enter into a subcontract that is subject to this Code from the date of the order containing the finding of violation until 5 years after that date, unless the person or business can show that no person involved in the violation continues to have any involvement with the business.
    (b) A person or business otherwise barred from doing business with the State of Illinois or any State agency or subcontracting under this Code by subsection (a) may be allowed to do business with the State of Illinois or any State agency if it is shown that there is no practicable alternative to the State to contracting with that person or business.
    (c) Every bid submitted to and contract executed by the State and every subcontract subject to Section 20-120 of this Code shall contain a certification by the bidder, contractor, or subcontractor, respectively, that the bidder, contractor, or subcontractor is not barred from being awarded a contract or subcontract under this Section and acknowledges that the contracting State agency may declare the related contract void if any of the certifications completed pursuant to this subsection (c) are false. If the false certification is made by a subcontractor, then the contractor's submitted bid 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. 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); 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-14.5

    (30 ILCS 500/50-14.5)
    Sec. 50-14.5. Lead Poisoning Prevention Act violations. Owners of residential buildings who have committed a willful or knowing violation of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act are prohibited from doing business with the State of Illinois or any State agency, or subcontracting under this Code, until the violation is mitigated.
(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 500/50-15

    (30 ILCS 500/50-15)
    Sec. 50-15. Negotiations.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person employed in or on a continual contractual relationship with any of the offices or agencies of State government to participate in contract negotiations on behalf of that office or agency with any firm, partnership, association, or corporation with whom that person has a contract for future employment or is negotiating concerning possible future employment.
    (b) Any person convicted of a violation of this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-20

    (30 ILCS 500/50-20)
    Sec. 50-20. Exemptions. The appropriate chief procurement officer may file a request with the Executive Ethics Commission to exempt named individuals from the prohibitions of Section 50-13 when, in his or her judgment, the public interest in having the individual in the service of the State outweighs the public policy evidenced in that Section. The Executive Ethics Commission may grant an exemption after a public hearing at which any person may present testimony. The chief procurement officer shall publish notice of the date, time, and location of the hearing in the online electronic Bulletin at least 14 days prior to the hearing and provide notice to the individual subject to the waiver and the Procurement Policy Board. The Executive Ethics Commission shall also provide public notice of the date, time, and location of the hearing on its website. If the Commission grants an exemption, the exemption is effective only if it is filed with the Secretary of State and the Comptroller prior to the execution of any contract and includes a statement setting forth the name of the individual and all the pertinent facts that would make that Section applicable, setting forth the reason for the exemption, and declaring the individual exempted from that Section. Notice of each exemption shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. A contract for which a waiver has been issued but has not been filed in accordance with this Section is voidable by the State. The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall apply to exemptions granted on or after its effective date.
(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 500/50-21

    (30 ILCS 500/50-21)
    Sec. 50-21. Bond issuances.
    (a) A State agency shall not enter into a contract with respect to the issuance of bonds or other securities by the State or a State agency with any entity that uses an independent consultant.
    As used in this subsection, "independent consultant" means a person used by the entity to obtain or retain securities business through direct or indirect communication by the person with a State official or employee on behalf of the entity when the communication is undertaken by the person in exchange for or with the understanding of receiving payment from the entity or another person. "Independent consultant" does not include (i) a finance professional employed by the entity or (ii) a person whose sole basis of compensation from the entity is the actual provision of legal, accounting, or engineering advice, services, or assistance in connection with the securities business that the entity seeks to obtain or retain.
    (b) Prior to entering into a contract with a State agency with respect to the issuance of bonds or other securities by the State or a State agency, a contracting party subject to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's Rule G-37, or a successor rule, shall include a certification that the contracting entity is and shall remain for the duration of the contract in compliance with the Rule's requirements for reporting political contributions. Subsequent failure to remain in compliance shall make the contract voidable by the State.
    (c) If a federal agency finds that an entity has knowingly violated in Illinois the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's Rule G-37 (or any successor rule) with respect to the making of prohibited political contributions or payments, then the chief procurement officer shall impose a penalty that is at least twice the fine assessed against that entity by the federal agency. The chief procurement officer shall also bar that entity from participating in any State agency contract with respect to the issuance of bonds or other securities for a period of one year. The one-year period shall begin upon the expiration of any debarment period imposed by a federal agency. If no debarment is imposed by a federal agency, then the one-year period shall begin on the date the chief procurement officer is advised of the violation.
    If a federal agency finds that an entity has knowingly violated in Illinois the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's Rule G-38 (or any successor rule) with respect to the prohibition on obtaining or retaining municipal securities business, then the chief procurement officer shall bar that entity from participating in any State agency contract with respect to the issuance of bonds or other securities for a period of one year. The one-year period shall begin upon the expiration of any debarment period imposed by a federal agency. If no debarment is imposed by a federal agency, then the one-year period shall begin on the date the chief procurement officer is advised of the violation.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply retroactively, but shall apply prospectively on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(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).)

30 ILCS 500/50-25

    (30 ILCS 500/50-25)
    Sec. 50-25. Inducement. Any person who offers or pays any money or other valuable thing to any person to induce him or her not to bid for a State contract or as recompense for not having bid on a State contract is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Any person who accepts any money or other valuable thing for not bidding for a State contract or who withholds a bid in consideration of the promise for the payment of money or other valuable thing is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-30

    (30 ILCS 500/50-30)
    Sec. 50-30. Revolving door prohibition.
        (a) Chief procurement officers, State purchasing officers, procurement compliance monitors, their designees whose principal duties are directly related to State procurement, and executive officers confirmed by the Senate are expressly prohibited for a period of 2 years after terminating an affected position from engaging in any procurement activity relating to the State agency most recently employing them in an affected position for a period of at least 6 months. The prohibition includes but is not limited to: lobbying the procurement process; specifying; bidding; proposing bid, proposal, or contract documents; on their own behalf or on behalf of any firm, partnership, association, or corporation. This subsection applies only to persons who terminate an affected position on or after January 15, 1999.
    (b) In addition to any other provisions of this Code, employment of former State employees is subject to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(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 500/50-35

    (30 ILCS 500/50-35)
    Sec. 50-35. Financial disclosure and potential conflicts of interest.
    (a) All offers from responsive bidders or offerors with an annual value of more than $25,000 shall be accompanied by disclosure of the financial interests of the contractor, bidder, or proposer and each subcontractor to be used. In addition, all subcontracts identified as provided by Section 20-120 of this Code with an annual value of more than $50,000 shall be accompanied by disclosure of the financial interests of each subcontractor. The financial disclosure of each successful bidder or offeror and its subcontractors shall be incorporated as a material term of the contract and shall become part of the publicly available contract or procurement file maintained by the appropriate chief procurement officer. Each disclosure under this Section shall be signed and made under penalty of perjury by an authorized officer or employee on behalf of the bidder or offeror, and must be filed with the Procurement Policy Board.
    (b) Disclosure shall include any ownership or distributive income share that is in excess of 5%, or an amount greater than 60% of the annual salary of the Governor, of the disclosing entity or its parent entity, whichever is less, unless the contractor, bidder, or subcontractor (i) is a publicly traded entity subject to Federal 10K reporting, in which case it may submit its 10K disclosure in place of the prescribed disclosure, or (ii) is a privately held entity that is exempt from Federal 10k reporting but has more than 200 shareholders, in which case it may submit the information that Federal 10k reporting companies are required to report under 17 CFR 229.401 and list the names of any person or entity holding any ownership share that is in excess of 5% in place of the prescribed disclosure. The form of disclosure shall be prescribed by the applicable chief procurement officer and must include at least the names, addresses, and dollar or proportionate share of ownership of each person identified in this Section, their instrument of ownership or beneficial relationship, and notice of any potential conflict of interest resulting from the current ownership or beneficial relationship of each person identified in this Section having in addition any of the following relationships:
        (1) State employment, currently or in the previous 3
    
years, including contractual employment of services.
        (2) State employment of spouse, father, mother, son,
    
or daughter, including contractual employment for services in the previous 2 years.
        (3) Elective status; the holding of elective office
    
of the State of Illinois, the government of the United States, any unit of local government authorized by the Constitution of the State of Illinois or the statutes of the State of Illinois currently or in the previous 3 years.
        (4) Relationship to anyone holding elective office
    
currently or in the previous 2 years; spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter.
        (5) Appointive office; the holding of any appointive
    
government office of the State of Illinois, the United States of America, or any unit of local government authorized by the Constitution of the State of Illinois or the statutes of the State of Illinois, which office entitles the holder to compensation in excess of expenses incurred in the discharge of that office currently or in the previous 3 years.
        (6) Relationship to anyone holding appointive office
    
currently or in the previous 2 years; spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter.
        (7) Employment, currently or in the previous 3 years,
    
as or by any registered lobbyist of the State government.
        (8) Relationship to anyone who is or was a registered
    
lobbyist in the previous 2 years; spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter.
        (9) Compensated employment, currently or in the
    
previous 3 years, by any registered election or re-election committee registered with the Secretary of State or any county clerk in the State of Illinois, or any political action committee registered with either the Secretary of State or the Federal Board of Elections.
        (10) Relationship to anyone; spouse, father, mother,
    
son, or daughter; who is or was a compensated employee in the last 2 years of any registered election or re-election committee registered with the Secretary of State or any county clerk in the State of Illinois, or any political action committee registered with either the Secretary of State or the Federal Board of Elections.
    (b-1) The disclosure required under this Section must also include the name and address of each lobbyist required to register under the Lobbyist Registration Act and other agent of the bidder or offeror who is not identified under subsections (a) and (b) and who has communicated, is communicating, or may communicate with any State officer or employee concerning the bid or offer. The disclosure under this subsection is a continuing obligation and must be promptly supplemented for accuracy throughout the process and throughout the term of the contract if the bid or offer is successful.
    (b-2) The disclosure required under this Section must also include, for each of the persons identified in subsection (b) or (b-1), each of the following that occurred within the previous 10 years: debarment from contracting with any governmental entity; professional licensure discipline; bankruptcies; adverse civil judgments and administrative findings; and criminal felony convictions. The disclosure under this subsection is a continuing obligation and must be promptly supplemented for accuracy throughout the process and throughout the term of the contract if the bid or offer is successful.
    (c) The disclosure in subsection (b) is not intended to prohibit or prevent any contract. The disclosure is meant to fully and publicly disclose any potential conflict to the chief procurement officers, State purchasing officers, their designees, and executive officers so they may adequately discharge their duty to protect the State.
    (d) When a potential for a conflict of interest is identified, discovered, or reasonably suspected, the chief procurement officer or State procurement officer shall send the contract to the Procurement Policy Board. In accordance with the objectives of subsection (c), if the Procurement Policy Board finds evidence of a potential conflict of interest not originally disclosed by the contractor or subcontractor, the Board shall provide written notice to the contractor or subcontractor that is identified, discovered, or reasonably suspected of having a potential conflict of interest. The contractor or subcontractor shall have 15 days to respond in writing to the Board, and a hearing before the Board will be granted upon the contractor's or subcontractor's request, at a date and time to be determined by the Board, but which in no event shall occur later than 15 days after the date of the request. Upon consideration, the Board shall recommend, in writing, whether to allow or void the contract, bid, offer, or subcontract weighing the best interest of the State of Illinois. All recommendations shall be submitted to the Executive Ethics Commission. The Executive Ethics Commission must hold a public hearing within 30 days after receiving the Board's recommendation if the Procurement Policy Board makes a recommendation to (i) void a contract or (ii) void a bid or offer and the chief procurement officer selected or intends to award the contract to the bidder or offeror. A chief procurement officer is prohibited from awarding a contract before a hearing if the Board recommendation does not support a bid or offer. The recommendation and proceedings of any hearing, if applicable, shall be available to the public.
    (e) These thresholds and disclosure do not relieve the chief procurement officer, the State purchasing officer, or their designees from reasonable care and diligence for any contract, bid, offer, or proposal. The chief procurement officer, the State purchasing officer, or their designees shall be responsible for using any reasonably known and publicly available information to discover any undisclosed potential conflict of interest and act to protect the best interest of the State of Illinois.
    (f) Inadvertent or accidental failure to fully disclose shall render the contract, bid, proposal, subcontract, or relationship voidable by the chief procurement officer if he or she deems it in the best interest of the State of Illinois and, at his or her discretion, may be cause for barring from future contracts, bids, proposals, subcontracts, or relationships with the State for a period of up to 2 years.
    (g) Intentional, willful, or material failure to disclose shall render the contract, bid, proposal, subcontract, or relationship voidable by the chief procurement officer if he or she deems it in the best interest of the State of Illinois and shall result in debarment from future contracts, bids, proposals, subcontracts, or relationships for a period of not less than 2 years and not more than 10 years. Reinstatement after 2 years and before 10 years must be reviewed and commented on in writing by the Governor of the State of Illinois, or by an executive ethics board or commission he or she might designate. The comment shall be returned to the responsible chief procurement officer who must rule in writing whether and when to reinstate.
    (h) In addition, all disclosures shall note any other current or pending contracts, proposals, subcontracts, leases, or other ongoing procurement relationships the bidding, proposing, offering, or subcontracting entity has with any other unit of State government and shall clearly identify the unit and the contract, proposal, lease, or other relationship.
    (i) The contractor or bidder has a continuing obligation to supplement the disclosure required by this Section throughout the bidding process or during the term of any contract.
(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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 97-490, eff. 8-22-11; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-36

    (30 ILCS 500/50-36)
    Sec. 50-36. Disclosure of business in Iran.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Business operations" means engaging in commerce in any form in Iran, including, but not limited to, acquiring, developing, maintaining, owning, selling, possessing, leasing, or operating equipment, facilities, personnel, products, services, personal property, real property, or any other apparatus of business or commerce.
    "Company" means any sole proprietorship, organization, association, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, or other entity or business association, including all wholly owned subsidiaries, majority-owned subsidiaries, parent companies, or affiliates of those entities or business associations, that exists for the purpose of making profit.
    "Mineral-extraction activities" include exploring, extracting, processing, transporting, or wholesale selling or trading of elemental minerals or associated metal alloys or oxides (ore), including gold, copper, chromium, chromite, diamonds, iron, iron ore, silver, tungsten, uranium, and zinc.
    "Oil-related activities" include, but are not limited to, owning rights to oil blocks; exporting, extracting, producing, refining, processing, exploring for, transporting, selling, or trading of oil; and constructing, maintaining, or operating a pipeline, refinery, or other oil-field infrastructure. The mere retail sale of gasoline and related consumer products is not considered an oil-related activity.
    "Petroleum resources" means petroleum, petroleum byproducts, or natural gas.
    "Substantial action" means adopting, publicizing, and implementing a formal plan to cease scrutinized business operations within one year and to refrain from any such new business operations.
    (b) Each bid, offer, or proposal submitted for a State contract, other than a small purchase defined in Section 20-20, shall include a disclosure of whether or not the bidder, offeror, or proposing entity, or any of its corporate parents or subsidiaries, within the 24 months before submission of the bid, offer, or proposal had business operations that involved contracts with or provision of supplies or services to the Government of Iran, companies in which the Government of Iran has any direct or indirect equity share, consortiums or projects commissioned by the Government of Iran, or companies involved in consortiums or projects commissioned by the Government of Iran and:
        (1) more than 10% of the company's revenues produced
    
in or assets located in Iran involve oil-related activities or mineral-extraction activities; less than 75% of the company's revenues produced in or assets located in Iran involve contracts with or provision of oil-related or mineral-extraction products or services to the Government of Iran or a project or consortium created exclusively by that government; and the company has failed to take substantial action; or
        (2) the company has, on or after August 5, 1996, made
    
an investment of $20 million or more, or any combination of investments of at least $10 million each that in the aggregate equals or exceeds $20 million in any 12-month period, that directly or significantly contributes to the enhancement of Iran's ability to develop petroleum resources of Iran.
    (c) A bid, offer, or proposal that does not include the disclosure required by subsection (b) shall not be considered responsive. A chief procurement officer may consider the disclosure when evaluating the bid, offer, or proposal or awarding the contract.
    (d) Each chief procurement officer shall provide the State Comptroller with the name of each entity disclosed under subsection (b) as doing business or having done business in Iran. The State Comptroller shall post that information on his or her official website.
(Source: P.A. 95-616, eff. 1-1-08.)

30 ILCS 500/50-37

    (30 ILCS 500/50-37)
    Sec. 50-37. Prohibition of political contributions.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        The terms "contract", "State contract", and "contract
    
with a State agency" each mean any contract, as defined in this Code, between a business entity and a State agency let or awarded pursuant to this Code. The terms "contract", "State contract", and "contract with a State agency" do not include cost reimbursement contracts; purchase of care agreements as defined in Section 1-15.68 of this Code; contracts for projects eligible for full or partial federal-aid funding reimbursements authorized by the Federal Highway Administration; grants, including but are not limited to grants for job training or transportation; and grants, loans, or tax credit agreements for economic development purposes.
        "Contribution" means a contribution as defined in
    
Section 9-1.4 of the Election Code.
        "Declared candidate" means a person who has filed a
    
statement of candidacy and petition for nomination or election in the principal office of the State Board of Elections.
        "State agency" means and includes all boards,
    
commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and bodies politic and corporate of the State, created by or in accordance with the Illinois Constitution or State statute, of the executive branch of State government and does include colleges, universities, public employee retirement systems, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the governing boards of the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Chicago State University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
        "Officeholder" means the Governor, Lieutenant
    
Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, or Treasurer. The Governor shall be considered the officeholder responsible for awarding all contracts by all officers and employees of, and vendors and others doing business with, executive branch State agencies under the jurisdiction of the Executive Ethics Commission and not within the jurisdiction of the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, or the Treasurer.
        "Sponsoring entity" means a sponsoring entity as
    
defined in Section 9-3 of the Election Code.
        "Affiliated person" means (i) any person with any
    
ownership interest or distributive share of the bidding or contracting business entity in excess of 7.5%, (ii) executive employees of the bidding or contracting business entity, and (iii) the spouse of any such persons. "Affiliated person" does not include a person prohibited by federal law from making contributions or expenditures in connection with a federal, state, or local election.
        "Affiliated entity" means (i) any corporate parent
    
and each operating subsidiary of the bidding or contracting business entity, (ii) each operating subsidiary of the corporate parent of the bidding or contracting business entity, (iii) any organization recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provision of federal tax law) established by the bidding or contracting business entity, any affiliated entity of that business entity, or any affiliated person of that business entity, or (iv) any political committee for which the bidding or contracting business entity, or any 501(c) organization described in item (iii) related to that business entity, is the sponsoring entity. "Affiliated entity" does not include an entity prohibited by federal law from making contributions or expenditures in connection with a federal, state, or local election.
        "Business entity" means any entity doing business for
    
profit, whether organized as a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company or partnership, or otherwise.
        "Executive employee" means (i) the President,
    
Chairman, or Chief Executive Officer of a business entity and any other individual that fulfills equivalent duties as the President, Chairman of the Board, or Chief Executive Officer of a business entity; and (ii) any employee of a business entity whose compensation is determined directly, in whole or in part, by the award or payment of contracts by a State agency to the entity employing the employee. A regular salary that is paid irrespective of the award or payment of a contract with a State agency shall not constitute "compensation" under item (ii) of this definition. "Executive employee" does not include any person prohibited by federal law from making contributions or expenditures in connection with a federal, state, or local election.
    (b) Any business entity whose contracts with State agencies, in the aggregate, annually total more than $50,000, and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such business entity, are prohibited from making any contributions to any political committees established to promote the candidacy of (i) the officeholder responsible for awarding the contracts or (ii) any other declared candidate for that office. This prohibition shall be effective 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.
    (c) Any business entity whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on State contracts total more than $50,000, or whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on State contracts combined with the business entity's aggregate annual total value of State contracts exceed $50,000, and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such business entity, are prohibited from making any contributions to any political committee established to promote the candidacy of the officeholder responsible for awarding the contract on which the business entity has submitted a bid or proposal during the period beginning on the date the invitation for bids or request for proposals is issued and ending on the day after the date the contract is awarded.
    (c-5) For the purposes of the prohibitions under subsections (b) and (c) of this Section, (i) any contribution made to a political committee established to promote the candidacy of the Governor or a declared candidate for the office of Governor shall also be considered as having been made to a political committee established to promote the candidacy of the Lieutenant Governor, in the case of the Governor, or the declared candidate for Lieutenant Governor having filed a joint petition, or write-in declaration of intent, with the declared candidate for Governor, as applicable, and (ii) any contribution made to a political committee established to promote the candidacy of the Lieutenant Governor or a declared candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor shall also be considered as having been made to a political committee established to promote the candidacy of the Governor, in the case of the Lieutenant Governor, or the declared candidate for Governor having filed a joint petition, or write-in declaration of intent, with the declared candidate for Lieutenant Governor, as applicable.
    (d) All contracts between State agencies and a business entity that violate subsection (b) or (c) shall be voidable under Section 50-60. If a business entity violates subsection (b) 3 or more times within a 36-month period, then all contracts between State agencies and that business entity shall be void, and that business entity shall not bid or respond to any invitation to bid or request for proposals from any State agency or otherwise enter into any contract with any State agency for 3 years from the date of the last violation. A notice of each violation and the penalty imposed shall be published in both the Procurement Bulletin and the Illinois Register.
    (e) Any political committee that has received a contribution in violation of subsection (b) or (c) shall pay an amount equal to the value of the contribution to the State no more than 30 days after notice of the violation concerning the contribution appears in the Illinois Register. Payments received by the State pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited into the general revenue fund.
(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); 96-848, eff. 1-1-10; 97-411, eff. 8-16-11.)

30 ILCS 500/50-38

    (30 ILCS 500/50-38)
    Sec. 50-38. Lobbying restrictions.
    (a) A person or business that is let or awarded a contract is not entitled to receive any payment, compensation, or other remuneration from the State to compensate the person or business for any expenses related to travel, lodging, or meals that are paid by the person or business to any officer, agent, employee, consultant, independent contractor, director, partner, manager, or shareholder.
    (b) Any bidder or offeror on a State contract that hires a person required to register under the Lobbyist Registration Act to assist in obtaining a contract shall (i) disclose all costs, fees, compensation, reimbursements, and other remunerations paid or to be paid to the lobbyist related to the contract, (ii) not bill or otherwise cause the State of Illinois to pay for any of the lobbyist's costs, fees, compensation, reimbursements, or other remuneration, and (iii) sign a verification certifying that none of the lobbyist's costs, fees, compensation, reimbursements, or other remuneration were billed to the State. This information, along with all supporting documents, shall be filed with the agency awarding the contract and with the Secretary of State. The chief procurement officer shall post this information, together with the contract award notice, in the online Procurement Bulletin.
    (c) Ban on contingency fee. No person or entity shall retain a person or entity required to register under the Lobbyist Registration Act to attempt to influence the outcome of a procurement decision made under this Code for compensation contingent in whole or in part upon the decision or procurement. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not more than $10,000.
(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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/50-39

    (30 ILCS 500/50-39)
    Sec. 50-39. Procurement communications reporting requirement.
    (a) Any written or oral communication received by a State employee 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 and that imparts or requests material information or makes a material argument regarding potential action concerning an active procurement matter, including, but not limited to, an application, a contract, or a project, shall be reported to the Procurement Policy Board, and, with respect to the Illinois Power Agency, by the initiator of the communication, and may be reported also by the recipient.
    Any person communicating orally, in writing, electronically, or otherwise with the Director or any person employed by, or associated with, the Illinois Power Agency to impart, solicit, or transfer any information related to the content of any power procurement plan, the manner of conducting any power procurement process, the procurement of any power supply, or the method or structure of contracting with power suppliers must disclose to the Procurement Policy Board the full nature, content, and extent of any such communication in writing by submitting a report with the following information:
        (1) The names of any party to the communication.
        (2) The date on which the communication occurred.
        (3) The time at which the communication occurred.
        (4) The duration of the communication.
        (5) The method (written, oral, etc.) of the
    
communication.
        (6) A summary of the substantive content of the
    
communication.
    These communications do not include the following: (i) statements by a person publicly made in a public forum; (ii) statements regarding matters of procedure and practice, such as format, the number of copies required, the manner of filing, and the status of a matter; (iii) statements made by a State employee of the agency to the agency head or other employees of that agency, to the employees of the Executive Ethics Commission, or to an employee of another State agency who, through the communication, is either (a) exercising his or her experience or expertise in the subject matter of the particular procurement in the normal course of business, for official purposes, and at the initiation of the purchasing agency or the appropriate State purchasing officer, or (b) exercising oversight, supervisory, or management authority over the procurement in the normal course of business and as part of official responsibilities; (iv) unsolicited communications providing general information about products, services, or industry best practices before those products or services become involved in a procurement matter; (v) communications received in response to procurement solicitations, including, but not limited to, vendor responses to a request for information, request for proposal, request for qualifications, invitation for bid, or a small purchase, sole source, or emergency solicitation, or questions and answers posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin to supplement the procurement action, provided that the communications are made in accordance with the instructions contained in the procurement solicitation, procedures, or guidelines; (vi) communications that are privileged, protected, or confidential under law; and (vii) communications that are part of a formal procurement process as set out by statute, rule, or the solicitation, guidelines, or procedures, including, but not limited to, the posting of procurement opportunities, the process for approving a procurement business case or its equivalent, fiscal approval, submission of bids, the finalizing of contract terms and conditions with an awardee or apparent awardee, and similar formal procurement processes. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to communications regarding the administration and implementation of an existing contract, except communications regarding change orders or the renewal or extension of a contract.
    (b) The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted monthly and include at least the following: (i) the date and time of each communication; (ii) the identity of each person from whom the written or oral communication was received, the individual or entity represented by that person, and any action the person requested or recommended; (iii) the identity and job title of the person to whom each communication was made; (iv) if a response is made, the identity and job title of the person making each response; (v) a detailed summary of the points made by each person involved in the communication; (vi) the duration of the communication; (vii) the location or locations of all persons involved in the communication and, if the communication occurred by telephone, the telephone numbers for the callers and recipients of the communication; and (viii) any other pertinent information. No trade secrets or other proprietary or confidential information shall be included in any communication reported to the Procurement Policy Board.
    (c) Additionally, when an oral communication made by a person required to register under the Lobbyist Registration Act is received by a State employee that is covered under this Section, all individuals who initiate or participate in the oral communication shall submit a written report to that State employee that memorializes the communication and includes, but is not limited to, the items listed in subsection (b).
    (d) The Procurement Policy Board shall make each report submitted pursuant to this Section available on its website within 7 days after its receipt of the report. The Procurement Policy Board may promulgate rules to ensure compliance with this Section.
    (e) The reporting requirements shall also be conveyed through ethics training under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. An employee who knowingly and intentionally violates this Section shall be subject to suspension or discharge. The Executive Ethics Commission shall promulgate rules, including emergency rules, to implement this Section.
    (f) This Section becomes operative on January 1, 2011.
    (g) For purposes of this Section:
    "Active procurement matter" means a procurement process beginning with requisition or determination of need by an agency and continuing through the publication of an award notice or other completion of a final procurement action, the resolution of any protests, and the expiration of any protest or Procurement Policy Board review period, if applicable. "Active procurement matter" also includes communications relating to change orders, renewals, or extensions.
    "Material information" means information that a reasonable person would deem important in determining his or her course of action and pertains to significant issues, including, but not limited to, price, quantity, and terms of payment or performance.
    "Material argument" means a communication that a reasonable person would believe was made for the purpose of influencing a decision relating to a procurement matter. "Material argument" does not include general information about products, services, or industry best practices or a response to a communication initiated by an employee of the State for the purposes of providing information to evaluate new products, trends, services, or technologies.
(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); 96-920, eff. 7-1-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-618, eff. 10-26-11; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-40

    (30 ILCS 500/50-40)
    Sec. 50-40. Reporting anticompetitive practices. When, for any reason, any vendor, bidder, contractor, chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, designee, elected official, or State employee suspects collusion or other anticompetitive practice among any bidders, offerors, contractors, proposers, or employees of the State, a notice of the relevant facts shall be transmitted to the Attorney General and the chief procurement officer.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-45

    (30 ILCS 500/50-45)
    Sec. 50-45. Confidentiality. Any chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, designee, or executive officer who willfully uses or allows the use of specifications, competitive bid documents, proprietary competitive information, proposals, contracts, or selection information to compromise the fairness or integrity of the procurement, bidding, or contract process shall be subject to immediate dismissal, regardless of the Personnel Code, any contract, or any collective bargaining agreement, and may in addition be subject to criminal prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-50

    (30 ILCS 500/50-50)
    Sec. 50-50. Insider information. It is unlawful for any current or former elected or appointed State official or State employee to knowingly use confidential information available only by virtue of that office or employment for actual or anticipated gain for themselves or another person.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-55

    (30 ILCS 500/50-55)
    Sec. 50-55. Supply inventory. Every State agency shall inventory or stock no more than a 12-month need of equipment, supplies, commodities, articles, and other items, except as otherwise authorized by the State agency's regulations. Every State agency shall periodically review its inventory to ensure compliance with this Section. If, upon review, an agency determines it has more than a 12-month supply of any equipment, supplies, commodities, or other items, the agency shall undertake transfers of the oversupplied items or other action necessary to maintain compliance with this Section. This Section shall not apply to lifesaving medications, mechanical spare parts, and items for which the supplier requires a minimum order stipulation.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/50-60

    (30 ILCS 500/50-60)
    Sec. 50-60. Voidable contracts.
    (a) If any contract or amendment thereto is entered into or purchase or expenditure of funds is made at any time in violation of this Code or any other law, the contract or amendment thereto may be declared void by the chief procurement officer or may be ratified and affirmed, provided the chief procurement officer determines that ratification is in the best interests of the State. If the contract is ratified and affirmed, it shall be without prejudice to the State's rights to any appropriate damages.
    (b) If, during the term of a contract, the chief procurement officer determines that the contractor is delinquent in the payment of debt as set forth in Section 50-11 of this Code, the chief procurement officer may declare the contract void if it determines that voiding the contract is in the best interests of the State. The Debt Collection Bureau shall adopt rules for the implementation of this subsection (b).
    (c) If, during the term of a contract, the chief procurement officer determines that the contractor is in violation of Section 50-10.5 of this Code, the chief procurement officer shall declare the contract void.
    (d) If, during the term of a contract, the contracting agency learns from an annual certification or otherwise determines that the contractor no longer qualifies to enter into State contracts by reason of Section 50-5, 50-10, 50-12, 50-14, or 50-14.5 of this Article, the chief procurement officer may declare the contract void if it determines that voiding the contract is in the best interests of the State.
    (e) If, during the term of a contract, the chief procurement officer learns from an annual certification or otherwise determines that a subcontractor subject to Section 20-120 no longer qualifies to enter into State contracts by reason of Section 50-5, 50-10, 50-10.5, 50-11, 50-12, 50-14, or 50-14.5 of this Article, the chief procurement officer may declare the related contract void if it determines that voiding the contract is in the best interests of the State. However, the related contract shall not be declared void unless the contractor refuses to terminate the subcontract upon the State's request after a finding that the subcontractor no longer qualifies to enter into State contracts by reason of one of the Sections listed in this subsection.
    (f) The changes to this Section made by Public Act 96-795 apply to actions taken by the chief procurement officer on or after July 1, 2010.
(Source: P.A. 96-493, eff. 1-1-10; 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); 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 500/50-65

    (30 ILCS 500/50-65)
    Sec. 50-65. Suspension. Any contractor or subcontractor may be suspended for violation of this Code or for failure to conform to specifications or terms of delivery. Suspension shall be for cause and may be for a period of up to 10 years at the discretion of the applicable chief procurement officer. Contractors or subcontractors may be debarred in accordance with rules promulgated by the chief procurement officer or as otherwise provided by 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 500/50-70

    (30 ILCS 500/50-70)
    Sec. 50-70. Additional provisions. This Code is subject to applicable provisions of the following Acts:
        (1) Article 33E of the Criminal Code of 2012;
        (2) the Illinois Human Rights Act;
        (3) the Discriminatory Club Act;
        (4) the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act;
        (5) the State Prompt Payment Act;
        (6) the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act;
        (7) the Drug Free Workplace Act;
        (8) the Illinois Power Agency Act;
        (9) the Employee Classification Act; and
        (10) the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(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); 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

30 ILCS 500/50-75

    (30 ILCS 500/50-75)
    Sec. 50-75. Other violations.
    (a) Any chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or designee who willfully violates or allows the violation of this Code shall be subject to immediate dismissal, regardless of the Personnel Code, any contract, or any collective bargaining agreement.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this Code, whoever violates this Code or the rules promulgated under it is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 53

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 53 heading)
ARTICLE 53
CONCESSIONS

30 ILCS 500/53-10

    (30 ILCS 500/53-10)
    Sec. 53-10. Concessions and leases of State property.
    (a) Except for property under the jurisdiction of a public institution of higher education, concessions, including the assignment, license, sale, or transfer of interests in or rights to discoveries, inventions, patents, or copyrightable works, may be entered into by the State agency with jurisdiction over the property, whether tangible or intangible.
    (b) Except for property under the jurisdiction of a public institution of higher education, all leases of State property and concessions shall be reduced to writing and shall be awarded under the provisions of Article 20, except that the contract shall be awarded to the highest and best bidder or offeror.
(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 500/53-20

    (30 ILCS 500/53-20)
    Sec. 53-20. Contract duration and terms. Except for property under the jurisdiction of a public institution of higher education, the duration and terms of concessions and leases of State property shall be in accordance with this Code or other applicable law.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/53-25

    (30 ILCS 500/53-25)
    Sec. 53-25. Public institutions of higher education.
    (a) Each public institution of higher education may enter into concessions, including the assignment, license, sale, or transfer of interests in or rights to discoveries, inventions, patents, or copyrightable works, for property, whether tangible or intangible, over which it has jurisdiction. Concessions shall be reduced to writing and shall be awarded at the discretion of the institution with jurisdiction over the property. Notice of the award of a concession shall be published in the higher education volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (b) The duration and terms of concessions and leases for personal property shall be at the discretion of the institution with jurisdiction over the property.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the Illinois Finance Authority issues bonds for the financing of buildings, structures, or facilities that are determined by the governing board of a public institution of higher education to be either required by or necessary for the use or benefit of that public institution of higher education, then the duration of any lease for real property entered into by that public institution of higher education, as lessee or lessor, in connection with the issuance of those bonds shall be at the discretion of that public institution of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

30 ILCS 500/53-30

    (30 ILCS 500/53-30)
    Sec. 53-30. Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority may enter into contracts, leases, licenses, or agreements for a term not to exceed 25 years that relate to the grant of concessions or the leasing of any part of a toll highway for motor fuel service stations and facilities, garages, stores, or restaurants. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to properties in which the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is the lessee.
(Source: P.A. 91-684, eff. 1-26-00.)

30 ILCS 500/53-150

    (30 ILCS 500/53-150)
    Sec. 53-150. 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. 55

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 55 heading)
ARTICLE 55
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

30 ILCS 500/55-5

    (30 ILCS 500/55-5)
    Sec. 55-5. References to repealed provisions. After the effective date of this Act, all references to the provisions of law repealed by this Act shall be construed, where necessary and appropriate, as references to the Illinois Procurement Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/55-10

    (30 ILCS 500/55-10)
    Sec. 55-10. Exclusive exercise of powers. On and after 120 days following the effective date of this Act, the powers granted under this Code shall be exercised exclusively as granted under this Code, and no State agency may concurrently exercise any such power, unless specifically authorized otherwise by a later enacted law. This Code is not intended to impair any contract entered into before the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/55-15

    (30 ILCS 500/55-15)
    Sec. 55-15. Severability. If any provision of this Code or any application of it to any person or circumstance is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this Code that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Code are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 95

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 95 heading)
ARTICLE 95
AMENDATORY AND REPEALING PROVISIONS

30 ILCS 500/95-5

    (30 ILCS 500/95-5)
    Sec. 95-5. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5; text omitted.)

30 ILCS 500/95-10

    (30 ILCS 500/95-10)
    Sec. 95-10. The State Comptroller Act is amended by repealing Sections 11 and 15.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/95-15

    (30 ILCS 500/95-15)
    Sec. 95-15. The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by repealing Sections 29, 30, 35.7b, 67.01, and 67.04.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/95-17

    (30 ILCS 500/95-17)
    Sec. 95-17. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5; text omitted.)

30 ILCS 500/95-20

    (30 ILCS 500/95-20)
    Sec. 95-20. The Public Employment Office Act is amended by repealing Section 13.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/95-22

    (30 ILCS 500/95-22)
    Sec. 95-22. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5; text omitted.)

30 ILCS 500/95-25

    (30 ILCS 500/95-25)
    Sec. 95-25. The Illinois Purchasing Act is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/95-30

    (30 ILCS 500/95-30)
    Sec. 95-30. The State Paper Purchasing Act is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/95-35

    (30 ILCS 500/95-35)
    Sec. 95-35. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5; text omitted.)

30 ILCS 500/95-37

    (30 ILCS 500/95-37)
    Sec. 95-37. The Real Estate Leasing Act is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/95-40

    (30 ILCS 500/95-40)
    Sec. 95-40. The State Vehicle Mileage Act is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 99

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 99 heading)
ARTICLE 99
EFFECTIVE DATE

30 ILCS 500/99-5

    (30 ILCS 500/99-5)
    Sec. 99-5. Effective date and transition. This Article, Sections 1-15 through 1-15.115 of Article 1, and Article 50 take effect upon becoming law. Articles 1 through 45 and 53 through 95 take effect January 1, 1998, solely for the purpose of allowing the promulgation of rules to implement the Illinois Procurement Code. The Procurement Policy Board established in Article 5 may be appointed as of January 1, 1998, and until July 1, 1998, shall act only to review proposed purchasing rules. Articles 1 through 45 and 53 through 95 for all other purposes take effect on July 1, 1998.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. 2-6-98.)