The LIMS shall also link multiple forensic evidence submissions pertaining to a single criminal investigation such that evidence submitted to confirm a previously reported Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) hit in a State or federal database can be linked to the initial evidence submission. The LIMS shall be such that the system provides ease of interoperability with law enforcement agencies for evidence submission and reporting, as well as supports expansion capabilities for future internal networking and laboratory operations.
(b) The Department of State Police, in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Chief Procurement Officer, may procure a single contract or multiple contracts to implement the provisions of this Section. A contract or contracts under this subsection are not subject to the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, except for Sections 20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of that Code, provided that the Chief Procurement Officer may, in writing with justification, waive any certification required under Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code. This exemption is inoperative 2 years from January 1, 2016 (the effective date of Public Act 99-352).
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)