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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 525/) Governmental Joint Purchasing Act.

30 ILCS 525/0.01

    (30 ILCS 525/0.01) (from Ch. 85, par. 1600)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. 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)
    Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act, "governmental unit" means State of Illinois, any public authority which has the power to tax, or any other public entity created by statute.
(Source: P.A. 86-769.)

30 ILCS 525/2

    (30 ILCS 525/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1602)
    Sec. 2. 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acts under which a governmental unit operates which refer to purchases and procedures in connection therewith shall be superseded by the provisions of this Act when the governmental units are exercising the joint powers created by this Act.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)
    Sec. 3. Conduct of competitive selection. 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 selection 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 selection process. Expenses of such competitive selection 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 selection 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 selection 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.
    The personal 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. 96-584, eff. 1-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 525/4

    (30 ILCS 525/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 1604)
    Sec. 4. Bids and proposals. The purchases of all personal property, supplies and services under this Act shall be based on competitive solicitations. For purchases pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 2, bids and proposals 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 proposals. Where the State of Illinois is a party to the joint purchase agreement, public notice soliciting the bids 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 proposals. The governmental unit conducting the competitive selection process may also solicit sealed bids or proposals by sending requests by mail to prospective suppliers and by posting notices on a public bulletin board in its office.
    All purchases, orders or contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or highest-ranked proposer, 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 proposals may be rejected and new bids or proposals solicited if one or more of the participating governmental units believes the public interest may be served thereby. Each bid or proposal, with the name of the bidder or proposer, shall be entered on a record, which record with the successful bid or proposal 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. 96-584, eff. 1-1-10; 97-895, eff. 8-3-12.)

30 ILCS 525/4.1

    (30 ILCS 525/4.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1604.1)
    Sec. 4.1. 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)
    Sec. 4.2. 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)
    Sec. 5. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to public utility services.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3382.)

30 ILCS 525/6

    (30 ILCS 525/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 1606)
    Sec. 6.
    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.)