Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin
New Search and Browse
The Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin has updated search and browse functionality.
You are now able to more efficiently search for procurement opportunities. The results are also returned in a more user friendly format that provides greater information and the ability to narrow your search results. For more information on the new search and browse functionality please go to Search Tips.
CPO Announcement: Illinois Procurement Gateway
Vendors will soon be able to use the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) to electronically submit certain procurement-related information in advance of responding to solicitations. Visit the CPO Announcement Page for more information.
CPO Announcement: Prohibition on Political Contributions
With the approaching election season, the Chief Procurement Office would like to remind 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. Go to the CPO Announcement Page for more information.
All vendors who wish to bid on State of Illinois public university contracts must:
- Be a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois in conformance with the Illinois Secretary of State
- Register with the Illinois State Board of Elections
- Hold a current Bidder Eligibility Number from the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
To download solicitation documents, receive E-mail notifications of opportunities, and take advantage of other vendor services, vendors are encouraged to register for a My Bulletin account.
For more information about these and other vendor requirements, refer to Doing Business with Universities.