Administrative Services

Important Information for Vendors

If you do $50,000 worth of business annually with the State of Illinois, including the state universities, you are required to register with the State Board of Elections and obtain from them a certificate confirming your registration. Responses to Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and all other types of procurement solicitations are included in the calculation of this $50,000 annual amount, whether you receive a resulting award or not. If you do less than $50,000 worth of business annually, you may be exempt from the registration requirement.

Refer to Public Act 095-0971 and the State Board of Elections website for more specific information on whether you are required to register or not. Additional information, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available from the Department of Central Management Services at the Sell2Illinois website.

If you are required to register, you must do two things:

  1. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Registration (obtained from the State Board of Elections) to the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education. Copies are to be submitted by FAX to (217) 239-6788.
  2. Include a copy of your Certificate of Registration with each bid or proposal you submit to any of the state universities, which include Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, and Western Illinois University. Specific information on how to submit the Certificate will be provided in each solicitation.