TITLE 44: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, GRANTMAKING, PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SUBTITLE A: PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS
CHAPTER I: CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER FOR GENERAL SERVICES
PART 1 CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER FOR GENERAL SERVICES STANDARD PROCUREMENT
SECTION 1.4575 DOMESTIC PRODUCTS
Section 1.4575 Domestic Products
a) This Section applies unless an exception is provided by statute, or in the case of a small, emergency or sole economically feasible source situation.
b) This Section applies to supplies purchased by the State that have undergone some manufacturing process that changes the raw material or components into a different product. The following examples show how to interpret this Section:
1) If the State needs iron ore, this Section would not apply because the State would be asking for a raw material.
2) If the State needs a steel ingot, the purchase would be subject to this Section as the steel ingot was subject to a manufacturing process. The iron ore used in manufacturing the ingot would not be subject to any domestic restriction.
3) If the State needs a steel I-Beam, the I-Beam would be subject to this Section. The iron ore and steel used in creating the I-Beam would not be subject to any domestic restriction.
4) If the State needs a structure made of steel I-Beams, the assembly would have to be done domestically. The iron ore, steel and I-Beams used in building the structure would not be subject to any domestic restriction.
c) Specifications for manufactured supplies shall include a reference to the preference established in this Section.
d) The preference shall be as follows:
1) The low bid or most advantageous proposal shall be identified without regard to whether the product is a domestic product.
2) In the event of a tie in a competitive sealed bid procurement, the vendor that certifies it will provide domestic supplies shall be given preference.
3) If the low bid or most advantageous proposal does not contain a certification that the supply items are domestic, then any responsive and responsible vendor that is within 2% of the identified vendor's price that has made that certification shall be evaluated as though its price was 2% lower, subject to a maximum dollar value of $50,000.
4) The winning vendor will be determined after application of the preference.
5) Notwithstanding the preference outlined in this subsection (d), if the appropriate SPO determines that the price differential calculated using the preference is not acceptable given the particular procurement and the economic circumstances, the award may be conditioned on receipt of an acceptable price reduction. If the price cannot be reduced to an acceptable level, the original low priced or most advantageous proposal may be selected for award.
e) Each procuring agency shall include in the procurement file documentation showing the application of any preference given and any determination that the supplies involved in the purchase were not subject to the Procurement of Domestic Products Act [30 ILCS 517].
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 10729, effective August 6, 2012)