Welcome to PPB
The Procurement Policy Board was created by the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500) on July 1, 1998. The Board has the authority and responsibility to review, comment upon, and recommend, consistent with the Procurement Code, rules and practices governing the procurement, management, control, and disposal of supplies, services, professional and artistic services, construction and real property and capital improvement leases procured by the State.
The Board is comprised of 5 members, 1 each appointed by the legislative leaders and 1 by the Governor. The appointee of the Governor serves as the Chair of the Board. Appointees to the Board receive no compensation for their duties as Board members.
The Procurement Policy Board meets regularly to transact Board business. Board Meetings are open to the public and posted in advance to this website and Procurement Bulletins. Unless otherwise notified, Board meetings are the first Thursday of each month.
The Procurement Policy Board operates a searchable Clearinghouse on proposed contracts. The database contains the names of persons or businesses contracted with, the estimated contract price, the service or good being supplied, the purchasing agency or university, and the date first offered or announced. A reference number will guide the user to the full transaction posted on the appropriate Procurement Bulletin.
The clearinghouse service is provided so that users can identify proposed contracts through a single research tool and allows the user to sort that research automatically. The Procurement Policy Board believes that this service will make it much easier for the public to identify contracts the State is preparing to issue.
Proposed Contract Review
Pursuant to Section 5-30 of the Illinois Procurement Code, no contract procured above the small purchase limit may be executed until 30 days after notice of its award or letting appears in the Procurement Bulletin, without the Procurement Policy Board having the opportunity to review the proposed contract. The contracting agency may request, and the Board may agree to waive the 30-day period as necessary.
PPB review occurs on proposed contracts that appear contrary to existing policy, contracts that are proposed under newly established policy and contracts that are particularly unique.
The PPB reviews the State's contracting activity in the areas justified as sole source, emergency, professional and artistic, and for construction, service and commodities. Contract extensions and their associated details and renewed contracts are also reviewed. The Procurement Policy Board collects the data for review from notices published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletins. Four separate Bulletins are employed by the State, one each at the Department of Central Management Services, Illinois Public Higher Education, Department of Transportation and Capital Development Board.