(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. Respondents 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 calendar 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 respondent, and state the relative importance of particular qualifications.
    (d) Discussions. The purchasing agency may conduct discussions with any respondent who has submitted a response to determine the respondent's qualifications for further consideration. Discussions shall not disclose any information derived from proposals submitted by other respondents.
    (e) Award. Award shall be made to the respondent 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. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)