Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin
Illinois Procurement Gateway
Vendors are now able to use the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) to submit certain procurement-related information in advance of responding to solicitations. Registering in advance will save time, money and effort, and will reduce the risk of being disqualified for administrative errors.
Instead of submitting paper forms for certain required information (such as company ownership, Department of Human Right's public contract number and State Board of Elections registration number), vendors are able to submit the information electronically in advance. Upon approval, vendors will receive a registration number and expiration date that can be included in solicitation responses in lieu of submitting various paper forms with every response. For additional information, visit the IPG Help.
To assist vendors in navigating the IPG, both webinar and on-site training is offered. Attendance in a session is highly encouraged. The Training Schedule contains information on upcoming sessions.
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.
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.