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Public Act 91-0627

SB876 Enrolled                                 LRB9105732MWpr

    AN ACT to amend the Illinois Procurement Code by changing
Sections 1-10 and 20-50.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.  The  Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
changing Sections 1-10 and 20-50 as follows:

    (30 ILCS 500/1-10)
    Sec. 1-10.  Application.
    (a)  This Code applies only  to  procurements  for  which
contractors  were  first  solicited on or after July 1, 1998.
This Code shall not be construed  to  affect  or  impair  any
contract,  or any provision of a contract, entered into based
on a solicitation prior to the implementation  date  of  this
Code as described in Article 99, including but not limited to
any  covenant  entered into with respect to any revenue bonds
or similar instruments. All procurements for which  contracts
are  solicited  between the effective date of Articles 50 and
99 and July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with
this Code and its intent.
    (b)  This Code shall apply regardless of  the  source  of
the  funds  with  which  the  contracts  are  paid, including
federal assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
         (1)  contracts between the State and  its  political
    subdivisions  or  other  governments,  or  between  State
    governmental  bodies  except  as specifically provided in
    this Code.
         (2)  grants.
         (3)  purchase of care.
         (4)  hiring of an individual as employee and not  as
    an   independent   contractor,  whether  pursuant  to  an
    employment code or policy or by  contract  directly  with
    that individual.
         (5)  collective bargaining contracts.
         (6)  purchase of real estate.
         (7)  contracts  necessary to prepare for anticipated
    litigation,  enforcement  actions,   or   investigations,
    provided  that  the  chief  legal counsel to the Governor
    shall give his or her prior approval when  the  procuring
    agency   is  one  subject  to  the  jurisdiction  of  the
    Governor, and provided that the chief  legal  counsel  of
    any  other  procuring  entity  subject to this Code shall
    give his or her prior approval when the procuring  entity
    is not one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
         (8)  contracts  for  services  to  Northern Illinois
    University  by  a  person,  acting  as   an   independent
    contractor,  who  is  qualified by education, experience,
    and technical ability and is selected by negotiation  for
    the  purpose  of providing non-credit educational service
    activities or products by means of  specialized  programs
    offered by the university.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

    (30 ILCS 500/20-50)
    Sec.  20-50.   Specifications.   Specifications  shall be
prepared in accordance with  consistent  standards  that  are
promulgated  by the chief procurement officer and reviewed by
the Board and the Joint Committee  on  Administrative  Rules.
Those  standards  shall include a prohibition against the use
of brand-name only products, except for products intended for
retail sale or as specified by  rule,  and  shall  include  a
restriction  on  the  use  of  specifications  drafted  by  a
potential  bidder.   All specifications shall seek to promote
overall economy  for  the  purposes  intended  and  encourage
competition  in satisfying the State's needs and shall not be
unduly restrictive.
    A solicitation or  specification  for  a  contract  or  a
contract,  including  a contract of a college, university, or
institution under  the  jurisdiction  of  a  governing  board
listed  in  Section  1-15.100,  may  not  require, stipulate,
suggest,  or  encourage  a  monetary   or   other   financial
contribution  or  donation  as an explicit or implied term or
condition for  awarding  or  completing  the  contract.   The
contract, solicitation, or specification also may not include
a  requirement  that an individual or individuals employed by
such  a  college,  university,  or  institution   receive   a
consulting contract for professional services.
(Source: P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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