Resources for Governmental Units, including Illinois municipalities and qualified non-profit agencies

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The Governmental Joint Purchasing Act (30 ILCS 525/) (GJPA) provides which entities may use State of Illinois joint purchase master contracts.  Registration by governmental units or qualified not-for-profit agencies to participate in UPP and use joint purchase master contracts is not required; the entity only needs to meet the GJPA's definition of a "governmental unit" or a "qualified not-for-profit agency."  A qualified not-for-profit agency, commonly referred to as a State Use vendor and defined in 30 ILCS 500/43-30, is a not-for-profit agency serving persons with significant disabilities.

If you previously used master contracts, T numbers and L numbers are no longer used.  Also, the State retired the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (  The new Procurement Bulletin is BidBuy (

The following two documents describe how to search for joint purchase master contracts that may be available for your use.

31 job aid contract lookup.pdf

31 process manual municipal contract lookup.pdf