Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Prohibits requiring or requesting monetary incentives from vendors in addition to the goods or services that are the subject of a contract.
The Department of Central Management Services anticipates that the fiscal impact from this bill, although impossible to quantify, would be significant. To the extent that special pricing incentives, discounts, credits, and signing bonuses are part of the RFP pricing process and to the extent that this in some cases is the only method available to a vendor to discount standard rates they are a necessary tool through which the State is able to negotiate the best possible rate. This prohibition would eliminate the State's ability to procure many goods or services utilizing these particular strategic opportunities, often standard in many industries, resulting in increased net cost of those goods or services.