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