Understanding the laws and rules governing State university procurements is necessary to successful contracting. We hope that the information found on this website will help you navigate through the system. The Procurement Code and the Procurement Rules shown below represent the major regulatory requirements. We've also identified the most recent procurement communications requirements that you need to take into account.
Illinois Procurement Code - There are specific requirements related to how State procurements are required to be conducted. A review of the Illinois Procurement Code is a good place for vendors to begin their research. Additional specific information and guidance related to the conducting of State procurements can be found on the web pages of the respective Chief Procurement Officers.
Standard Procurement Rules for Higher Education - In addition to the Illinois Procurement Code, the Standard Procurement Rules for Higher Education provide guidance for the way procurements are conducted by and for the State universities.
Procurement Communication Reporting Requirement - There are specific requirements set forth by the Illinois Procurement Code with regard to communications between State employees and potential vendors related to State procurements. The reporting requirements are for State employees and are set forth in Section 50-39 of the Code at 30 ILCS 500/50.
Procurement Communication Reporting Form - The form for submitting required reports is available through the Procurement Policy Board’s Procurement Communication Reporting page. While a vendor is not required to report, vendors should be aware of this requirement and that certain communications between a vendor and State employee may be reported on the above referenced form.