About the Bulletin
What is the Illinois Higher Ed Bulletin?
The Illinois Procurement Bulletin for Public Institutions of Higher Education is a free online resource for vendors wishing to
do business with the public universities in Illinois and other public institutions.
Participating institutions post solicitations
The participating institutions post invitations for bid,
requests for proposal, requests for information, and other types of solicitations for the different supplies and
services they need.
Vendors find solicitations
Vendors can find solicitations they are interested in responding to, download solicitation documents, find information
about how to respond to solicitations, and even bid electronically when noted on solicitations.
View Award Notices
Once the buyer has received all the responses for a solicitation, they will make a decision about how to move forward.
The record of those decisions — whether the contract is awarded or not — is also posted on the Bulletin.
Vendors can search for past award and renewal information.
Solicitation Opportunities with Higher Education
Illinois public universities purchase a wide range of goods and services to support each of their campuses and academic and
institutional goals. For additional details about current contracts and or any of their individual policies and procedures for
purchasing, please visit the purchasing website for the specific
Illinois Procurement Code and Other Regulations
All Illinois public universities must follow the regulations set forth by the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500) as well
as the Procurement Rules of the Chief Procurement Officer for Public Institutions of Higher Education (44 ill. Admin. Code 4).
To learn more, visit the State Laws and Regulation page.