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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 500/) Illinois Procurement Code.

30 ILCS 500/35-25

    (30 ILCS 500/35-25)
    Sec. 35-25. Uniformity in contract.
    (a) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and the higher education chief procurement officer shall each develop, cause to be printed, and distribute uniform documents for the contracting of professional and artistic services.
    (b) All chief procurement officers, State purchasing officers, and their designees shall use the appropriate uniform contracts and forms in contracting for all professional and artistic services.
    (c) These contracts and forms shall include in detail, in writing, at least:
        (1) the detail listed in subsection (c) of Section
    
35-20;
        (2) the duration of the contract, with a schedule of
    
delivery, when applicable;
        (3) the method for charging and measuring cost
    
(hourly, per day, etc.);
        (4) the rate of remuneration; and
        (5) the maximum price.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 96-920, eff. 7-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/35-30

    (30 ILCS 500/35-30)
    Sec. 35-30. Awards.
    (a) All State contracts for professional and artistic services, except as provided in this Section, shall be awarded using the competitive request for proposal process outlined in this Section. The scoring for requests for proposals shall include the commitment to diversity factors and methodology described in subsection (e-5) of Section 20-15.
    (b) For each contract offered, the chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or his or her designee shall use the appropriate standard solicitation forms available from the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer.
    (c) Prepared forms shall be submitted to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, for publication in its Illinois Procurement Bulletin and circulation to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer's list of prequalified vendors. Notice of the offer or request for proposal shall appear at least 14 calendar days before the response to the offer is due.
    (d) All interested respondents shall return their responses to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, which shall open and record them. The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer then shall forward the responses, together with any information it has available about the qualifications and other State work of the respondents.
    (e) After evaluation, ranking, and selection, the responsible chief procurement officer, State purchasing officer, or his or her designee shall notify the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, of the successful respondent and shall forward a copy of the signed contract for the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer's file. The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer shall publish the names of the responsible procurement decision-maker, the agency letting the contract, the successful respondent, a contract reference, and value of the let contract in the next appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (f) For all professional and artistic contracts with annualized value that exceeds $100,000, evaluation and ranking by price are required. Any chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer, but not their designees, may select a respondent other than the lowest respondent by price. In any case, when the contract exceeds the $100,000 threshold and the lowest respondent is not selected, the chief procurement officer or the State purchasing officer shall forward together with the contract notice of who the low respondent by price was and a written decision as to why another was selected to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate. The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or higher education chief procurement officer shall publish as provided in subsection (e) of Section 35-30, but shall include notice of the chief procurement officer's or State purchasing officer's written decision.
    (g) The chief procurement officer for matters other than construction and higher education chief procurement officer may each refine, but not contradict, this Section by promulgating rules for submission to the Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion and then to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Any refinement shall be based on the principles and procedures of the federal Architect-Engineer Selection Law, Public Law 92-582 Brooks Act, and the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act; except that pricing shall be an integral part of the selection process.
(Source: P.A. 101-657, Article 5, Section 5-5, eff. 7-1-21 (See Section 25 of P.A. 102-29 for effective date of P.A. 101-657, Article 5, Section 5-5); 101-657, Article 40, Section 40-125, eff. 1-1-22; 102-687, eff. 12-17-21.)

30 ILCS 500/35-35

    (30 ILCS 500/35-35)
    Sec. 35-35. Exceptions.
    (a) Exceptions to Section 35-30 are allowed for sole source procurements, emergency procurements, and at the discretion of the chief procurement officer or the State purchasing officer, but not their designees, for professional and artistic contracts that are nonrenewable, one year or less in duration, and have a value of less than $100,000.
    (b) All exceptions granted under this Article must still be submitted to the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, and published as provided for in subsection (f) of Section 35-30, shall name the authorizing chief procurement officer or State purchasing officer, and shall include a brief explanation of the reason for the exception.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/35-40

    (30 ILCS 500/35-40)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-721)
    Sec. 35-40. Subcontractors.
    (a) Any contract granted under this Article shall state whether the services of a subcontractor will be used. The contract shall include the names and addresses of all subcontractors with an annual value of more than $50,000, the general type of work to be performed by these subcontractors, and the expected amount of money each will receive under the contract. Upon the request of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20, the contractor shall provide the chief procurement officer a copy of a subcontract so identified within 15 calendar days after the request is made. A subcontractor, or contractor on behalf of a subcontractor, may identify information that is deemed proprietary or confidential. If the chief procurement officer determines the information is not relevant to the primary contract, the chief procurement officer may excuse the inclusion of the information. If the chief procurement officer determines the information is proprietary or could harm the business interest of the subcontractor, the chief procurement officer may, in his or her discretion, redact the information. Redacted information shall not become part of the public record.
    (b) If at any time during the term of a contract, a contractor adds or changes any subcontractors, he or she shall promptly notify, in writing, the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, and the responsible State purchasing officer, or their designee of the names and addresses and the expected amount of money each new or replaced subcontractor will receive. Upon request of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20, the contractor shall provide the chief procurement officer a copy of any new or amended subcontract so identified within 15 calendar days after the request is made.
    (c) In addition to any other requirements of this Code, a subcontract subject to this Section must include all of the subcontractor's certifications required by Article 50 of this Code.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply to procurements solicited on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-721)
    Sec. 35-40. Subcontractors.
    (a) Any contract granted under this Article shall state whether the services of a subcontractor will be used. The contract shall include the names and addresses of all subcontractors with an annual value that exceeds the small purchase maximum established by Section 20-20 of this Code the general type of work to be performed by these subcontractors, and the expected amount of money each will receive under the contract. Upon the request of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20, the contractor shall provide the chief procurement officer a copy of a subcontract so identified within 15 calendar days after the request is made. A subcontractor, or contractor on behalf of a subcontractor, may identify information that is deemed proprietary or confidential. If the chief procurement officer determines the information is not relevant to the primary contract, the chief procurement officer may excuse the inclusion of the information. If the chief procurement officer determines the information is proprietary or could harm the business interest of the subcontractor, the chief procurement officer may, in his or her discretion, redact the information. Redacted information shall not become part of the public record.
    (b) If at any time during the term of a contract, a contractor adds or changes any subcontractors, he or she shall promptly notify, in writing, the chief procurement officer for matters other than construction or the higher education chief procurement officer, whichever is appropriate, and the responsible State purchasing officer, or their designee of the names and addresses and the expected amount of money each new or replaced subcontractor will receive. Upon request of the chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-20, the contractor shall provide the chief procurement officer a copy of any new or amended subcontract so identified within 15 calendar days after the request is made.
    (c) In addition to any other requirements of this Code, a subcontract subject to this Section must include all of the subcontractor's certifications required by Article 50 of this Code.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply to procurements solicited on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 102-721, eff. 1-1-23.)

30 ILCS 500/35-150

    (30 ILCS 500/35-150)
    Sec. 35-150. Proposed contracts; Procurement Policy Board. This Article is subject to Section 5-30 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 40

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 40 heading)
ARTICLE 40
REAL PROPERTY AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT LEASES

30 ILCS 500/40-5

    (30 ILCS 500/40-5)
    Sec. 40-5. Applicability. All leases for real property or capital improvements, including office and storage space, buildings, and other facilities for State agencies where the State is the lessee, shall be procured in accordance with the provisions of this Article. All State agencies, with the exception of public institutions of higher education, shall, in consultation with the Department of Central Management Services, evaluate the State's existing lease portfolio prior to engaging in a procurement for real property or capital improvements.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/40-10

    (30 ILCS 500/40-10)
    Sec. 40-10. Authority. State purchasing officers shall have the authority to procure leases for real property or capital improvements.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-15

    (30 ILCS 500/40-15)
    Sec. 40-15. Method of source selection.
    (a) Request for information. Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), all State contracts for leases of real property or capital improvements shall be awarded by a request for information process in accordance with Section 40-20.
    (b) Other methods. A request for information process need not be used in procuring any of the following leases:
        (1) Property of less than 10,000 square feet with
    
rent of less than $100,000 per year.
        (2) (Blank).
        (3) Duration of less than one year that cannot be
    
renewed.
        (4) Specialized space available at only one location.
        (5) Renewal or extension of a lease; provided that:
    
(i) the chief procurement officer determines in writing that the renewal or extension is in the best interest of the State; (ii) the chief procurement officer submits his or her written determination and the renewal or extension to the Board; (iii) the Board does not object in writing to the renewal or extension within 30 calendar days after its submission; and (iv) the chief procurement officer publishes the renewal or extension in the appropriate volume of the Procurement Bulletin.
    (c) Leases with governmental units. Leases with other governmental units may be negotiated without using the request for information process when deemed by the chief procurement officer to be in the best interest of the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/40-20

    (30 ILCS 500/40-20)
    Sec. 40-20. Request for information.
    (a) Conditions for use. Leases shall be procured by request for information except as otherwise provided in Section 40-15.
    (b) Form. A request for information shall be issued and shall include:
        (1) the type of property to be leased;
        (2) the proposed uses of the property;
        (3) the duration of the lease;
        (4) the preferred location of the property; and
        (5) a general description of the configuration
    
desired.
    (c) Public notice. Public notice of the request for information for the availability of real property to lease shall be published in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 calendar days before the date set forth in the request for receipt of responses and shall also be published in similar manner in a newspaper of general circulation in the community or communities where the using agency is seeking space.
    (d) Response. The request for information response shall consist of written information sufficient to show that the respondent can meet minimum criteria set forth in the request. State purchasing officers may enter into discussions with respondents for the purpose of clarifying State needs and the information supplied by the respondents. On the basis of the information supplied and discussions, if any, a State purchasing officer shall make a written determination identifying the responses that meet the minimum criteria set forth in the request for information. Negotiations shall be entered into with all qualified respondents for the purpose of securing a lease that is in the best interest of the State. A written report of the negotiations shall be retained in the lease files and shall include the reasons for the final selection. All leases shall be reduced to writing; one copy shall be filed with the Comptroller in accordance with the provisions of Section 20-80, and one copy each shall be filed with the Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion.
    When the lowest response by price is not selected, the State purchasing officer shall forward to the chief procurement officer, along with the lease, notice of the identity of the lowest respondent by price and written reasons for the selection of a different response. The chief procurement officer shall publish the written reasons in the next volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
    (e) Board and Commission on Equity and Inclusion review. Upon receipt of (1) any proposed lease of real property of 10,000 or more square feet or (2) any proposed lease of real property with annual rent payments of $100,000 or more, the Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion shall jointly have 30 calendar days to review the proposed lease. The Board and Commission have 30 calendar days to submit a joint objection. If no joint objection is submitted, then the proposed lease shall become effective according to its terms as submitted. The leasing agency shall make any and all materials available to the Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion to assist in the review process.
(Source: P.A. 101-657, eff. 1-1-22; 102-29, eff. 6-25-21.)

30 ILCS 500/40-25

    (30 ILCS 500/40-25)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-721)
    Sec. 40-25. Length of leases.
    (a) Maximum term. Except as otherwise provided under subsection (a-5), leases shall be for a term not to exceed 10 years inclusive, beginning January, 1, 2010, of proposed contract renewals and shall include a termination option in favor of the State after 5 years. The length of energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-45.
    (a-5) Extended term. A lease for real property owned by the University of Illinois to be used by the University of Illinois at Chicago for an ambulatory surgical center, which would include both clinical services and retail space, may exceed 10 years in length where: (i) the lease requires the lessor to make capital improvements in excess of $100,000; and (ii) the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois determines a term of more than 10 years is necessary and is in the best interest of the University. A lease under this subsection (a-5) may not exceed 30 years in length.
    (b) Renewal. Leases may include a renewal option. An option to renew may be exercised only when a State purchasing officer determines in writing that renewal is in the best interest of the State and notice of the exercise of the option is published in the appropriate volume of the Procurement Bulletin at least 30 calendar days prior to the exercise of the option.
    (c) Subject to appropriation. All leases shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of the lease.
    (d) Holdover. Beginning January 1, 2010, no lease may continue on a month-to-month or other holdover basis for a total of more than 6 months. Beginning July 1, 2010, the Comptroller shall withhold payment of leases beyond this holdover period.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17; 100-1047, eff. 1-1-19; 101-426, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-721)
    Sec. 40-25. Length of leases.
    (a) Maximum term. Except as otherwise provided under subsection (a-5), leases shall be for a term not to exceed 10 years inclusive, beginning January, 1, 2010, of proposed contract renewals and shall include a termination option in favor of the State after 5 years. The length of energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-45.
    (a-5) Extended term. A lease for real property owned by a public institution of higher education to be used for healthcare uses, academic facilities, dormitory facilities, or other support uses may exceed 10 years in length when: (i) the lease requires the lessor to make capital improvements in excess of $100,000; and (ii) the Board of Trustees of the public institution of higher education determines a term of more than 10 years is necessary and is in the best interest of the institution. A lease under this subsection (a-5) may not exceed 30 years in length.
    (b) Renewal. Leases may include a renewal option. An option to renew may be exercised only when a State purchasing officer determines in writing that renewal is in the best interest of the State and notice of the exercise of the option is published in the appropriate volume of the Procurement Bulletin at least 30 calendar days prior to the exercise of the option.
    (c) Subject to appropriation. All leases shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of the lease.
    (d) Holdover. Beginning January 1, 2010, no lease may continue on a month-to-month or other holdover basis for a total of more than 6 months. Beginning July 1, 2010, the Comptroller shall withhold payment of leases beyond this holdover period.
    (e) On December 31, 2023, and every year thereafter, any institution of higher education that enters into a lease under this Section shall file with both houses of the General Assembly a report outlining each lease entered into under this Section that is current as of the date of the report.
(Source: P.A. 101-426, eff. 1-1-20; 102-721, eff. 1-1-23.)

30 ILCS 500/40-30

    (30 ILCS 500/40-30)
    Sec. 40-30. Purchase option. Leases of all space in entire, free-standing buildings shall include an option to purchase exercisable by the State, unless the purchasing officer determines that inclusion of such purchase option is not in the State's best interest and makes that determination in writing along with the reasons for making that determination and publishes the written determination in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Leases from governmental units and not-for-profit entities are exempt from the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

30 ILCS 500/40-33

    (30 ILCS 500/40-33)
    Sec. 40-33. Leased property square footage reduction. When operational needs indicate that reduction in the square footage of a leased property is necessary and in the best interests of the State, a contract for the lease of real property may be amended to reduce the square footage of the leased property, regardless of the method of procurement or source selection.
(Source: P.A. 102-18, eff. 6-25-21.)

30 ILCS 500/40-35

    (30 ILCS 500/40-35)
    Sec. 40-35. Rent without occupancy. Except when deemed by the Board to be in the best interest of the State, no State agency may incur rental obligations before occupying the space rented.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-40

    (30 ILCS 500/40-40)
    Sec. 40-40. Local site preferences. Upon the request of the chief executive officer of a unit of local government, leasing preferences may be given to sites located in enterprise zones, tax increment districts, or redevelopment districts.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/40-45

    (30 ILCS 500/40-45)
    Sec. 40-45. Leases exempt from Article. A lease entered into by the State under Section 7.4 of the State Property Control Act is not subject to the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 93-19, eff. 6-20-03.)

30 ILCS 500/40-46

    (30 ILCS 500/40-46)
    Sec. 40-46. Leases exempt from Article. A lease entered into under Section 7.5 of the State Property Control Act is not subject to the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 93-19, eff. 6-20-03.)

30 ILCS 500/40-55

    (30 ILCS 500/40-55)
    Sec. 40-55. Lessor's failure to make improvements. Each lease must provide for actual or liquidated damages upon the lessor's failure to make improvements agreed upon in the lease. The actual or liquidated damages shall consist of a reduction in lease payments equal to the corresponding percentage of the improvement value to the lease value. The actual or liquidated damages shall continue until the lessor complies with the lease and the improvements are certified by the chief procurement officer and the leasing State agency.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/40-150

    (30 ILCS 500/40-150)
    Sec. 40-150. Proposed contracts; Procurement Policy Board. This Article is subject to Section 5-30 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

30 ILCS 500/Art. 45

 
    (30 ILCS 500/Art. 45 heading)
ARTICLE 45
PREFERENCES

30 ILCS 500/45-5

    (30 ILCS 500/45-5)
    Sec. 45-5. Procurement preferences. To promote business and employment opportunities in Illinois, procurement preferences are established and shall be applicable to any procurement made under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

30 ILCS 500/45-10

    (30 ILCS 500/45-10)
    Sec. 45-10. Resident bidders and offerors.
    (a) Amount of preference. When a contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or offeror, a resident bidder or offeror shall be allowed a preference as against a non-resident bidder or offeror from any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders or offerors from that state. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state of the non-resident bidder or offeror. Further, if only non-resident bidders or offerors are bidding, the purchasing agency is within its right to specify that Illinois labor and manufacturing locations be used as a part of the manufacturing process, if applicable. This specification may be negotiated as part of the solicitation process.
    (b) Residency. A resident bidder or offeror is a person authorized to transact business in this State and having a bona fide establishment for transacting business within this State where it was actually transacting business on the date when any bid for a public contract is first advertised or announced. A resident bidder or offeror includes a foreign corporation duly authorized to transact business in this State that has a bona fide establishment for transacting business within this State where it was actually transacting business on the date when any bid for a public contract is first advertised or announced.
    (c) Federal funds. This Section does not apply to any contract for any project as to which federal funds are available for expenditure when its provisions may be in conflict with federal law or federal regulation.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-15

    (30 ILCS 500/45-15)
    Sec. 45-15. Soybean oil-based ink and vegetable oil-based ink.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Digital printing" means a printing method which includes, but is not limited to, the electrostatic process of transferring ink or toner to a substrate. This process may involve the use of photo imaging plates, photoreceptor drums, or belts which hold an electrostatic charge. "Digital printing" is also defined as a process of transferring ink through a print head directly to a substrate, as is done with ink-jet printers.
    "Offset printing" means lithography, flexography, gravure, or letterpress. "Offset printing" involves the process of transferring ink through static or fixed image plates using an impact method of pressing ink into a substrate.
    (b) Contracts requiring the procurement of offset printing services shall specify the use of soybean oil-based ink or vegetable oil-based ink unless a State purchasing officer determines that another type of ink is required to assure high quality and reasonable pricing of the printed product.
    This Section does not apply to digital printing services.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)

30 ILCS 500/45-20

    (30 ILCS 500/45-20)
    Sec. 45-20. Recycled supplies. When a public contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or offeror, an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will fulfill the contract through the use of products made of recycled supplies shall be given preference over other bidders or offerors unable to do so, provided that the cost included in the bid of supplies is equal or less than other bids or offers, unless the use of the product constitutes an undue practical hardship.
    This Section applies to bid opportunities posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin on or after January 1, 2016.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to a construction agency for the purposes of procuring construction and construction-related services.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15; 99-428, eff. 8-21-15.)

30 ILCS 500/45-22

    (30 ILCS 500/45-22)
    Sec. 45-22. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 100-951, eff. 1-1-19. Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-22.)

30 ILCS 500/45-25

    (30 ILCS 500/45-25)
    Sec. 45-25. Recyclable supplies. All supplies purchased for use by State agencies must be recyclable paper unless a recyclable substitute cannot be used to meet the requirements of the State agencies or would constitute an undue economic or practical hardship.
(Source: P.A. 96-197, eff. 1-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/45-26

    (30 ILCS 500/45-26)
    Sec. 45-26. Environmentally preferable procurement.
    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Supplies" means all personal property, including
    
but not limited to equipment, materials, printing, and insurance, and the financing of those supplies.
        (2) "Services" means the furnishing of labor, time,
    
or effort by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports or supplies that are incidental to the required performance.
        (3) "Environmentally preferable supplies" means
    
supplies that are less harmful to the natural environment and human health than substantially similar supplies for the same purpose. Attributes of environmentally preferable supplies include, but are not limited to, the following:
                (i) made of recycled materials, to the
            
maximum extent feasible;
                (ii) not containing, emitting, or producing
            
toxic substances;
                (iii) constituted so as to minimize the
            
production of waste; and
                (iv) constituted so as to conserve energy and
            
water resources over the course of production, transport, intended use, and disposal.
        (4) "Environmentally preferable services" means
    
services that are less harmful to the natural environment and human health than substantially similar services for the same purpose. Attributes of "environmentally preferable services" include, but are not limited to, the following:
                (i) use of supplies made of recycled
            
materials, to the maximum extent feasible;
                (ii) use of supplies that do not contain,
            
emit, or produce toxic substances;
                (iii) employment of methods that minimize the
            
production of waste; and
                (iv) employment of methods that conserve
            
energy and water resources or use energy and water resources more efficiently than substantially similar methods.
    (b) Award of contracts for environmentally preferable supplies or services. Notwithstanding any rule, regulation, statute, order, or policy of any kind, with the exceptions of Sections 45-20 and 45-25 of this Code, State agencies shall contract for supplies and services that are environmentally preferable.
    If, however, contracting for an environmentally preferable supply or service would impose an undue economic or practical hardship on the contracting State agency, or if an environmentally preferable supply or service cannot be used to meet the requirements of the State agency, then the State agency need not contract for an environmentally preferable supply or service. Specifications for contracts, at the discretion of the contracting State agency, may include a price preference of up to 10% for environmentally preferable supplies or services.
(Source: P.A. 96-197, eff. 1-1-10.)

30 ILCS 500/45-30

    (30 ILCS 500/45-30)
    Sec. 45-30. Illinois Correctional Industries. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in other law, each chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall, in consultation with Illinois Correctional Industries, a division of the Illinois Department of Corrections (referred to as the "Illinois Correctional Industries" or "ICI") determine for all State agencies under their respective jurisdictions which articles, materials, industry related services, food stuffs, and finished goods that are produced or manufactured by persons confined in institutions and facilities of the Department of Corrections who are participating in Illinois Correctional Industries programs shall be purchased from Illinois Correctional Industries. Each chief procurement officer appointed pursuant to Section 10-20 shall develop and distribute to the appropriate purchasing and using agencies a listing of all Illinois Correctional Industries products and procedures for implementing this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17.)