(30 ILCS 500/45-10)
Resident bidders and offerors.
(a) Amount of preference. When a contract is to be awarded
to the lowest responsible
bidder or offeror, a resident bidder or offeror shall be allowed a preference as against
a non-resident bidder or offeror from any
state that gives or requires a preference to bidders or offerors from that
state. The preference shall be equal
to the preference given or required by the state of the
non-resident bidder or offeror. Further, if only non-resident bidders or offerors are
bidding, the purchasing agency is within its right to specify that
labor and manufacturing locations be used as a part of the
manufacturing process, if applicable.
This specification may be negotiated as part of the solicitation
(b) Residency. A resident bidder or offeror is a person authorized to
transact business in this State
and having a bona fide establishment for transacting business
within this State where it was
actually transacting business on the date when any bid for a
public contract is first advertised
or announced. A resident bidder or offeror includes a foreign corporation
duly authorized to transact
business in this State that has a bona fide establishment for
transacting business within this State
where it was actually transacting business on the date when any
bid for a public contract is first
advertised or announced.
(c) Federal funds. This Section does not apply to any
contract for any project as to
which federal funds are available for expenditure when its
provisions may be in conflict with
federal law or federal regulation.
(Source: P.A. 98-1076, eff. 1-1-15