(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 potential contractors.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)