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Mission Statement

To work with the state agencies and universities to meet their procurement needs while exercising independent authority, oversight and approval to ensure and continuously improve compliance with law, fair treatment, need-based decision-making, diversity, integrity, transparency and value.

Welcome to the Chief Procurement Office

 The position of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) was created by the General Assembly pursuant to Public Act 96-795.  The Executive Ethics Commission appoints the CPO with the advice and consent of the Illinois Senate.

The CPO
 exercises independent procurement authority under the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500).  While retaining procurement authority, the CPO exercises this authority through independent State Purchasing Officers (SPOs) who report to the CPO.  The SPOs work in close conjunction with purchasing staff to meet the needs of the State agencies and universities.

Ben Bagby, Higher Education

Matt Brown, General Services

Bill Grunloh, Department of Transportation - Highway Construction

Fred Hahn, Capital Development Board