We are excited to share some insights on doing business with the State of Illinois! This is a collaborative website of procurement resources compiled to assist vendors, new and returning, in navigating the many facets of the procurement process. Before you begin exploring our Pathway to Procurement (P2P), there are a few things we want to draw your attention to, below.
The Procurement Roadmap is the quickest way to become familiar with the rules, requirements, programs and procurement bulletins across the State. Whether you are a construction vendor, commodities or service supplier, the Roadmap will assist in directing toward the resources you require to successfully begin the bidding process.
As the State of Illinois' procurement rules and processes develop, vendor training will be one of the best ways to keep up to date. This includes changes to our procurement bulletins and systems, such as the addition of BidBuy for General Services. Check back with our site frequently for new online and in-person presentation offerings!
The Chief Procurement Office remains strongly committed to making state procurement easier for vendors. The Ilinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) is a substantial effort at remaking how vendors bid on state contracts. The IPG minimizes the amount of paperwork that vendors must provide with each bid, standardizes the State's review of vendor disclosures, and provides the public with more transparency.
With various offices throughout the State sharing the procurement process, finding the right person to assist you with questions and issues can be difficult. In hopes of making the P2P a one-stop-shop, we have compiled a comprehensive lists of helpdesk information for your convenience.
Have we forgotten one? Just click here to share a comment or inquire with us, and we will help!
As you explore, you will see other resources, including: Procurement News and Events, Freedom of Information Act details and many related resource links. As we mentioned above, our goal is be a collaborative and comprehensive resource to our vendors; thus, if you would like to see additional guidance appear on the Pathway to Procurement, please let us know!