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FINANCE30 ILCS 525/0.01
(30 ILCS 525/) Governmental Joint Purchasing Act.
(30 ILCS 525/0.01)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1600)
This Act may be cited as the
Governmental Joint Purchasing Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
30 ILCS 525/1
(30 ILCS 525/1)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1601)
For the purposes of this Act, "governmental unit" means State of
Illinois, any State agency as defined in Section 1-15.100 of the Illinois Procurement Code, officers of the State of Illinois, any public authority which has the power to tax, or
any other public entity created by statute.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15
30 ILCS 525/2
(30 ILCS 525/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1602)
Joint purchasing authority.
(a) Any governmental unit may purchase personal property, supplies
and services jointly with one or more other governmental units. All such joint
purchases shall be by competitive solicitation as provided in Section 4 of this Act.
The provisions of any other acts under which a governmental unit operates which
refer to purchases and procedures in connection therewith shall be superseded
by the provisions of this Act when the governmental units are exercising the
joint powers created by this Act.
(a-5) A chief procurement officer established in Section 10-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code may authorize the purchase of personal property, supplies, and services jointly with a governmental entity of this or another state or with a consortium of governmental entities of one or more other states. Subject to provisions of the joint purchasing solicitation, the appropriate chief procurement officer may designate the resulting contract as available to governmental units in Illinois.
(b) Any not-for-profit agency that qualifies under Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement Code and that either (1) acts pursuant to a board
established by or controlled by a unit of local government or (2) receives
grant funds from the State or from a unit of local government, shall be
eligible to participate in contracts established by the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-584, eff. 1-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)
30 ILCS 525/3
(30 ILCS 525/3)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1603)
Conduct of competitive procurement.
Under any agreement of governmental units that desire to make joint
purchases pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 2, one of the governmental units shall conduct the competitive procurement process.
Where the State of Illinois is a party to the joint purchase agreement, the
appropriate chief procurement officer shall conduct or authorize the competitive procurement process. Expenses of such competitive procurement process may be shared by the participating
governmental units in proportion to the amount of personal property,
supplies or services each unit purchases.
When the State of Illinois is a party to the joint
purchase agreement pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 2, the acceptance of responses to the competitive procurement process shall be in
accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code and
rules promulgated under that Code. When the State of
Illinois is not a party to the joint purchase agreement, the
acceptance of responses to the competitive procurement process shall be governed by the agreement.
When the State of Illinois is a party to a joint purchase agreement pursuant to subsection (a-5) of Section 2, the State may act as the lead state or as a participant state. When the State of Illinois is the lead state, all such joint purchases shall be conducted in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code. When Illinois is a participant state, all such joint purchases shall be conducted in accordance with the procurement laws of the lead state; provided that all such joint procurements must be by competitive solicitation process. All resulting awards shall be published in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin as may be required by Illinois law governing publication of the solicitation, protest, and award of Illinois State contracts. Contracts resulting from a joint purchase shall contain all provisions required by Illinois law and rule.
property, supplies or services involved shall be distributed or rendered
directly to each governmental unit taking part in the purchase. The person
selling the personal property, supplies or services may bill each
governmental unit separately for its proportionate share of the cost of the
personal property, supplies or services purchased.
The credit or liability of each governmental unit shall remain separate
and distinct. Disputes between bidders and governmental units shall be resolved
between the immediate parties.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15
30 ILCS 525/4
(30 ILCS 525/4)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1604)
Bids, offers, and small purchases.
The purchases of all personal property, supplies and services under
this Act, except for small purchases, shall be based on competitive solicitations and shall follow the same procedures used for competitive solicitations made pursuant to the Illinois Procurement Code. For purchases pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 2, bids and offers shall be
solicited by public notice inserted at least once in a newspaper of general
circulation in one of the counties where the materials are to be used and
at least 5 calendar days before the final date of submitting bids or offers. Where
the State of Illinois is a party to the joint purchase agreement, public
notice soliciting the bids or offers shall be published in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Such notice shall include a general description of the personal
property, supplies or services to be purchased and shall state where all
blanks and specifications may be obtained and the time and place for the
opening of bids and offers. The governmental unit conducting the competitive procurement process may also
solicit sealed bids or offers by sending requests by mail to potential contractors
and by posting notices on a public bulletin board in its office. Small purchases pursuant to this Section shall follow the same procedure used for small purchases in Section 20-20 of the Illinois Procurement Code.
All purchases, orders or contracts shall be awarded to the lowest
responsible bidder or highest-ranked offeror, taking into consideration the qualities of the articles
or services supplied, their conformity with the specifications, their
suitability to the requirements of the participating governmental units and
the delivery terms.
Where the State of Illinois is not a party, all bids or offers may be rejected and
new bids or offers solicited if one or more of the participating governmental units
believes the public interest may be served thereby. Each bid or offer, with the name
of the bidder or offeror, shall be entered on a record, which record with the
successful bid or offer, indicated thereon shall, after the award of the purchase or
order or contract, be open to public inspection. A copy of all contracts
shall be filed with the purchasing office or clerk or secretary of each
participating governmental unit.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12; 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15
30 ILCS 525/4.1
(30 ILCS 525/4.1)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1604.1)
Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in
compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the
Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)
30 ILCS 525/4.2
(30 ILCS 525/4.2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1604.2)
Any governmental unit may, without violating any bidding
requirement otherwise applicable to it, procure personal property, supplies
and services under any contract let by the State pursuant to lawful
procurement procedures. Purchases made by the State of Illinois must be approved or authorized by the appropriate chief procurement officer.
(Source: P.A. 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)
30 ILCS 525/5
(30 ILCS 525/5)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1605)
The provisions of this Act shall not apply to public utility
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3382.)
30 ILCS 525/6
(30 ILCS 525/6)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1606)
The powers and authority conferred by this Act shall be construed as in
addition and supplemental to powers or authority conferred by any other law
and nothing in this Act shall be construed as limiting any other powers or
authority of any public agency.
(Source: P.A. 76-641.)