Public Higher Education Bulletin
CPO Public Information Notices
Ben Bagby, Chief Procurement Officer - Higher Education
The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) exercises independent procurement authority under the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500) on behalf of and for the benefit of public institutions of higher education (state universities). For more information, visit the Chief Procurement Office website.
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Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation
Section 50-37 of the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500/50-37) prohibits business entities with contracts and solicitations worth in excess of $50,000 in combined annual value pending with a given officeholder responsible for awarding the contracts from making campaign contributions to campaign committees established to promote the candidacy of the officeholder or any other declared candidate for that office.The prohibition also extends to contributions made by various affiliated persons and businesses of a business entity that is subject to the prohibition.
On October 29, 2014, Mark Kmety, affiliated person of Mesirow Insurance Services Inc., made a prohibited contribution. For details, see the attached Notice of Campaign Contribution Violation published in Volume 39, Issue 44 of the Illinois Register, dated October 20, 2015.