purchasing

Illinois Resident Bidder Preference

Revised March 2, 2015

30 Illinois Compiled Statutes, §520/2. In purchasing commodities from vendors in another state, preference is given to vendors in states whose preference laws do not prohibit the purchase of commodities grown or produced in Illinois.

30 Illinois Compiled Statutes, §500/45 50. In awarding contracts requiring procurement of agricultural products, preference may be given to an otherwise qualified bidder or offeror who will fulfill the contract through the use of agricultural products grown in Illinois.

30 Illinois Compiled Statutes, §555/1. Institutions authorized and required to purchase coal for fuel purposes that are state-funded or owned by a municipal corporation or political subdivision of Illinois must purchase and use coal mined in Illinois if the cost, including the cost of transportation, is not more than 10% greater than the cost of coal mined in any other state or states.

44 Illinois Administrative Code, §1.4510. In breaking a tie bid or proposal, the award is given to an Illinois resident vendor, which means a person authorized to transact business in Illinois (including a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in Illinois) that has a bona fide establishment for transacting business in Illinois at which it was transacting business on the date the competitive solicitation was first advertised. An Illinois resident vendor is allowed a preference over a non-resident equal to any in-state vendor preference given or required by the state of the non-resident.

ILLINOIS RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE

30 Illinois Compiled Statutes, §500/45-10. When awarding a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, a resident bidder is allowed a preference against a non-resident bidder from any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders from that state, with the preference being equal to that of the non-resident's state. A resident bidder is a person authorized to transact business in Illinois (including a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in Illinois) that has a bona fide establishment for transacting business in Illinois at which it was transacting business on the date the competitive solicitation was first advertised.

44 Illinois Administrative Code, §500.1110. When awarding a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, a resident bidder is allowed a preference against a non-resident bidder from any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders from that state, with the preference being equal to that of the non-resident's state.