(30 ILCS 500/20-25.1)
Special expedited procurement.
(a) The Chief Procurement Officer shall work with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to identify an appropriate method of source selection that will result in an executed contract for the technology required by Section 5-30.12 of the Illinois Public Aid Code no later than August 1, 2019 in order to target implementation of the technology to be procured by January 1, 2020. The method of source selection may be sole source, emergency, or other expedited process.
(b) Due to the negative impact on access to critical State health care services and the ability to draw federal match for services being reimbursed caused by issues with implementation of the Integrated Eligibility System by the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Department of Innovation and Technology, the General Assembly finds that a threat to public health exists and to prevent or minimize serious disruption in critical State services that affect health, an emergency purchase of a vendor shall be made by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to assess the Integrated Eligibility System for critical gaps and processing errors and to monitor the performance of the Integrated Eligibility System vendor under the terms of its contract. The emergency purchase shall not exceed 2 years. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, such emergency purchase shall extend without a hearing required by Section 20-30 until the integrated eligibility system is stabilized and performing according to the needs of the State to ensure continued access to health care for eligible individuals.
(Source: P.A. 101-209, eff. 8-5-19.)