The State of Illinois is proud to announce the implementation of a web-based e-procurement system called BidBuy. State agencies will use BidBuy to advertise solicitation opportunities, evaluate bids, and publish contract awards. It will become the State’s primary solution for sourcing and placing orders from vendors for the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) General Services.
BidBuy will replace the current Illinois Procurement Bulletin – General Services (IPB) and link directly with the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG). Implementation will take place in two phases:
Phase 1 (LIVE): Vendor Registration – Registration opens allowing vendors to create and manage their business’ information in BidBuy.
Phase 2 (August, 2016): Full Procurement – State agencies use BidBuy to complete small purchases, post solicitations, and award contracts. Vendors view and respond to solicitations and manage purchase orders and contracts.
Most current contracts will be migrated to BidBuy. In order to continue to do business with the State, you must register in BidBuy before Full Procurement implementation in July, 2016. The State is opening Vendor Registration now to allow enough time to register as many interested vendors as possible.
For step-by-step instructions on how to register in BidBuy, click here.