State Unified Procurement Program
The Chief Procurement Officer for General Services (CPO-GS) administers the Unified Procurement Program, which establishes contracts for supplies and services available for use by local units of government and officers of the state.
Public Act 100-0043 allows any governmental unit to purchase directly from these contracts, unless prohibited by its local policies. The state no longer requires local action (i.e. board resolution) for a governmental unit to participate in the program.
Local entities have the opportunity to save time and money when purchasing many commodities, services and equipment, as well as the chance to significantly reduce their administrative expenses by avoiding time-consuming procurement processes. To assist our local emergency management partners, IEMA has identified items and services currently available through the Unified Procurement Program that may be particularly relevant for emergency management purposes. Click on one of the categories at the right to find related items and services, with links to the contracts.
All of these contracts reside and are maintained in BidBuy.
To help locate and retrieve joint purchasing contracts, the state has created a Process Manual and a Job Aid.
For contract related questions, please contact the buyer associated with each contract. For buyer information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-455-2897.
Instructions to Access the PSD Maintenance, Repair and Operations Online Catalog
A majority of the items are included in the PSD Maintenance, Repair and Operations Contract 4018035. This is an internet-based Illinois Contract Net-Price Website. Entities must contact Grainger Government Sales at 1-877-699-4884 for access to the online catalog.