Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Specifies that the chief procurement officers possess the rights to and are the authorities responsible for publishing their volumes of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Charges the chief procurement officers with providing (i) purchasing agencies with assistance when preparing their annual Business Enterprise Program reports and (ii) the Procurement Policy Board with the information and resources necessary to maintain its electronic bulletin clearinghouse. Provides that the chief procurement officers may create one or more electronic vendor portals to expedite the opportunity for bidders, offerors, subcontractors, or suppliers to participate in the solicitation process. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Code.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, but makes changes. Provides that each chief procurement officer is the authority responsible for publishing its volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin in consultation with the agencies under his or her jurisdiction. Removes a provision allowing 2 or more chief procurement officers to collaborate to consolidate their volumes. Provides that each chief procurement officer may, in consultation with the agencies under his or her jurisdiction and the Procurement Policy Board, establish a vendor portal to 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. Provides that a prospective vendor who registers with the vendor portal may submit its registration number and provide certain required information, 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 required information in full. Effective immediately.