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Procurement Legislation from the 98th General Assembly and Administrative Rules Update (State personnel only)
Understanding how new laws affect (or will affect) the procurement of goods and services is critical for procurement staff to do their jobs effectively and lawfully.  In these sessions, the CPO-GS Office will explain and discuss changes to the CPO's administrative rules, as well as provide an update on changes made by the General Assembly to the Procurement Code and related statutes.  Seating is limited.  Registration required.

This in-person training is open to State personnel only:  State Purchasing Officers, Procurement Compliance Monitors, Agency Procurement Officers, agency purchasing staff.  There is no video conference or audio call-in.

To register, email Diana Boshell at

Springfield: (all sessions in room 349C Stratton Office Building)
- November 5     1:30 PM to 4:30 PM     Administrative Rules
- November 18   2:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Administrative Rules
- December 2     1:30 PM to 3:00 PM     General Assembly Update
- December 16   1:30 PM to 3:00 PM     General Assembly Update

- November 6     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM     General Assembly Update     Room 2-2025 JRTC
- November 6     1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Administrative Rules     Room 2-2025 JRTC
- December 17     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM     General Assembly Update     Room 9-040 JRTC
- December 17     1:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Administrative Rules     Room 9-040 JRTC

IL Procurement Gateway (IPG) Training for Vendors and State Users
The Chief Procurement Office remains strongly committed to making state procurement easier for vendors.  The IPG is a substantial effort at remaking how vendors bid on state contracts.  The IPG minimizes the amount of paperwork that vendors must provide with each bid, standardizes the State's review of vendor disclosures, and provides the public with more transparency.  Visit the IPG here:

Illinois Procurement Gateway Application Assistance for Vendors” – This small group webinar is intended for vendors and by invitation only.  Vendors will receive direct assistance to finalize and re-submit their IPG application.  When a vendor submits an application and the Chief Procurement Office returns it due to an issue, the vendor has 75 days to re-submit the application before starting completely over.  Please email if you have an interest in enrolling in one of these online sessions.  


"Navigating the IL Procurement Gateway for Vendors on-site – This in-person, on-site session will cover topics including moving around the system, obtaining a User Name and password, completing disclosure questions and certifications, and learning about other required state registrations.

October 16, 2014     10:00 AM – 12 noon

November 6, 2014  10:00 AM – 12 noon

100 West Randolph Street
James R. Thompson Center room 9039

Chicago, IL 60601

To register, email Sharon Clanton at

"Navigating the IL Procurement Gateway for Vendors online
– This webinar will cover topics including moving around the system, obtaining a User name and password, completing disclosure questions and other required information.  We share common application mistakes and misunderstandings.  This class is highly recommended for vendors submitting an IPG application.  To register, open the link and provide contact information.


Navigating the IL Procurement Gateway for State Users” – This session is intended for end-users, APOs, and Purchasing Directors.  Topics cover basic navigation and content of the IPG, searching for vendors, and conducting a responsiveness and responsibility review.

Session #1                             October 15, 2014                                 1:30 PM

Session #2                             October 22, 2014                                1:30 PM

Session #3                             October 29, 2014                                1:30 PM

Session #4                             November 5, 2014                              1:30 PM

Session #5                             November 12, 2014                           1:30 PM

Session #6                             November 19, 2014                           1:30 PM

Schedule and Agenda for Sole Source Hearings

In cases where there is only one economically feasible source for a particular item, a sole source contract may be awarded without a hearing unless an interested party submits a written request for a public hearing at which the chief procurement officer and purchasing agency present written justification for the procurement method.  Any interested party may present testimony.  A sole source contract where a hearing was requested by an interested party may be awarded after the hearing is conducted with the approval of the chief procurement officer.  30 ILCS 500/20-25.

Hearing Officer:
    Joanna Gunderson
    Phone - (217) 558-3850
    Fax - (217) 558-2164
    Email -