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30 ILCS 500/20-30

    (30 ILCS 500/20-30)
    Sec. 20-30. Emergency purchases.
    (a) Conditions for use. In accordance with standards set by rule, a purchasing agency may make emergency procurements without competitive sealed bidding or prior notice when there exists a threat to public health or public safety, or when immediate expenditure is necessary for repairs to State property in order to protect against further loss of or damage to State property, to prevent or minimize serious disruption in critical State services that affect health, safety, or collection of substantial State revenues, or to ensure the integrity of State records; provided, however, that the term of the emergency purchase shall be limited to the time reasonably needed for a competitive procurement, not to exceed 90 calendar days. A contract may be extended beyond 90 calendar days with the approval of the chief procurement officer. Prior to execution of the extension, the chief procurement officer shall receive written justification for the extension. The duration of the extension shall be limited to the scope of the emergency. Emergency procurements shall be made with as much competition as is practicable under the circumstances, and agencies shall use best efforts to include contractors certified under the Business Enterprise Program in the agencies' emergency procurement process. A written description of the basis for the emergency and reasons for the selection of the particular contractor shall be included in the contract file.
    (b) Notice. Notice of all emergency procurements shall be provided to the Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion and published in the online electronic Bulletin no later than 5 calendar days after the contract is awarded. Notice of the extension of an emergency contract shall be provided to the Procurement Policy Board and the Commission on Equity and Inclusion and published in the online electronic Bulletin no later than 7 calendar days after the extension is executed. Notice shall include at least a description of the need for the emergency purchase and the contractor. A copy of this notice shall be included in the subsequent Procurement Bulletin. Before the next appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin, the purchasing agency shall publish in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin a copy of each written description and reasons and the total cost of each emergency procurement made during the previous month. When only an estimate of the total cost is known at the time of publication, the estimate shall be identified as an estimate and published. When the actual total cost is determined, it shall also be published in like manner before the 10th day of the next succeeding month.
    (c) Statements. A chief procurement officer making a procurement under this Section shall file statements with the Procurement Policy Board, the Commission on Equity and Inclusion, and the Auditor General within 10 calendar days after the procurement setting forth the amount expended, the name of the contractor involved, and the conditions and circumstances requiring the emergency procurement. When only an estimate of the cost is available within 10 calendar days after the procurement, the actual cost shall be reported immediately after it is determined. At the end of each fiscal quarter, the Auditor General shall file with the Legislative Audit Commission and the Governor a complete listing of all emergency procurements reported during that fiscal quarter. The Legislative Audit Commission shall review the emergency procurements so reported and, in its annual reports, advise the General Assembly of procurements that appear to constitute an abuse of this Section.
    (d) Quick purchases. The chief procurement officer may promulgate rules extending the circumstances by which a purchasing agency may make purchases under this Section, including but not limited to the procurement of items available at a discount for a limited period of time.
    (d-5) The chief procurement officer shall adopt rules regarding the use of contractors certified in the Business Enterprise Program in emergency and quick purchase procurements.
    (e) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly apply to procurements executed on or after its effective date.
(Source: P.A. 101-657, eff. 1-1-22; 102-29, eff. 6-25-21; 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23.)