BidBuy will replace the current Illinois Procurement Bulletin - General Services (IPB) and link directly with the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG).
Implementation will take place in two phases:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 866-455-2897 or email at email@example.com.
Notice Of Prohibition On Political Contributions For Vendors
With the approaching election season, the Chief Procurement Office reminds vendors of the prohibition on political contributions found in Section 50-37 of the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500/50-37). We encourage every vendor to be familiar with this section of the Code and to seek legal advice as to how this section affects your company. The first day candidates may file nominating petitions with the State Board of Elections is November 25, 2013. As such, please check the up-to-date listing of declared candidates available on the Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandFiling.aspx.
Please note, in most cases contributions to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor as well as all other declared candidates for those offices are prohibited. In addition, contributions made by entities and persons affiliated with your business are also prohibited. For more information about which entities and persons are considered “affiliated” with your business, please see the Business Registration FAQ available on the State Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForBusinesses.aspx or the Illinois Procurement Code at Section 50-37 (30 ILCS 500/50-37) available on the General Assembly’s website at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=532&ChapterID=7.
If you are unsure whether the prohibition on political contributions applies to your business, please refer to the Illinois Procurement Code at Section 50-37 available on the General Assembly’s website at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=532&ChapterID=7.
Finally, please note if a vendor is found to violate this prohibition, all contracts between State agencies and that vendor are voidable. If a vendor violates this prohibition 3 or more times within a 36-month period, then all contracts between State agencies and that vendor are void.
For assistance using the Illinois Procurement Bulletin, call the Procurement Help Desk at 1-866-ILL-BUYS (1-866-455-2897) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org