Employees need access to current information in order to do their jobs effectively. While we may communicate requirements through other sources, this CPO website is a convenient forum for viewing information and finding tools to assist you in the procurement process. Below are a few things you should know:
Ethics Act Requirements - The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act contains restrictions regarding many aspects of a State employee's conduct including those relating to the receipt of gifts, future employment opportunities, and political involvement. Please review the Act in order to become more familiar with the limitations and restrictions placed upon State employees.
Procurement Restrictions - The Illinois Procurement Code sets forth certain requirements with regard to all State procurements. As a state employee certain communications with lobbyists and vendors must be reported. There are reporting requirements for the lobbyist, vendor, and State employee as 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.
Reporting Violations - Where appropriate, in order to report a potential violation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act or other concern regarding the ethical behavior of a state employee, please contact your agency's Ethics Officer. A list of all State Ethics Officers is available on this site.
Executive Inspector General - In addition, potential violations can be reported directly to the Office of the Executive Inspector General. The OEIG has instructions for filing a complaint available on its website under File a Complaint.
Procurement Related Issues - To report a potential violation of the Procurement Code or other concern regarding a State procurement please contact the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.