Comments: IL SB0008 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that the Executive Ethics Commission may (rather than shall) appoint procurement compliance monitors. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Exempts certain contracts from the Code. Requires certain contracts concerning trade shows to be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Exempts certain processes used by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Re-enacts and makes changes to provisions concerning higher education and artistic and musical services procurement. Requires all State agencies to respond promptly in writing to the Procurement Policy Board. Provides that State purchasing officers owe a fiduciary duty to the State. Removes various duties of the procurement compliance monitors. Makes changes to provisions concerning multiple awards and bidding processes. Allows for the use of a pool of competitively-selected vendors. Creates certain provisions concerning best value procurement. Allows departments and institutions to purchase and equip off-road construction equipment utilizing the best value procurement process. Increases the limit of small purchases from $10,000 to $100,000. Allows a chief procurement officer to provide a bidder or offeror 5 days to comply with certain provisions of the Code concerning certification and registration with the State Board of Elections. Makes changes to provisions concerning prohibited bidders and reporting. Repeals provisions of the Code concerning exceptions to the Code and procurement communications reporting requirements. Makes other changes. Amends the Small Business Contracts Act, Governmental Joint Purchases Act, and Illinois Human Rights Act to make other changes. Effective July 1, 2017, but this Act does not take effect at all unless Senate Bills 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 of the 100th General Assembly become law.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 35-13)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-29 - Sent to the Governor [SB0008 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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