Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Authorizes State purchasing officers under the jurisdiction of the Director of Central Management Services to use an electronic reverse auction procurement method for purchases of supplies and services other than professional and artistic services. Requires that the method comply with rules adopted by the Director and that the purchasing officer first explain in writing to the Director his or her determination that use of the method will be in the State's best interest. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the bill with the following changes: Exempts contracts for construction projects. Creates the Local Government Electronic Reverse Auction Act. Permits units of local government to use the same electronic reverse auction method for procurements of supplies and services other than professional and artistic services and contracts for construction projects. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 In the Local Government Electronic Reverse Auction Act and the Illinois Procurement Code, provides that the exemption from the reverse auction provisions for procurements of professional and artistic services includes telecommunications services, communications services, Internet services, and information services.