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Vendor Summit

2022 State of Illinois Vendor Summit

Thursday November 10th, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
112 N. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62701

Attendees will learn about how to do business with State of Illinois Agencies and State Universities.

Dozens of subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions about upcoming contracting opportunities, navigating procurement process and accessing resources.

Networking sessions for primes and subcontractors.

Event Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Doing Business with State Agencies
Doing Business with Capital Development Board
Doing Business with Higher Education
Doing Business with Department of Transportation

11:30 a.m. - Noon Commission on Equity & Inclusion: Overview & Introduction
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Diversity Networking (Lunch will be provided while supplies last.)
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.


Legislation Impacts & Vendor Communication
Competitive Process & RFP 101
IT Procurement & Information Technology Resource Provider (ITRP)
Role of the NIGP Code & Financial Disclosures
Commission on Equity & Inclusion BEP Programs
Cooperative Purchasing (CMS & CPO-GS) / Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC)

Confirmed Organizations

  • Illinois Secretary of State
  • Illinois Office of Comptroller
  • Commission on Equity and Inclusion
  • Illinois State Board of Elections
  • Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC)
  • Chief Procurement Officers:
    • General Services
    • Capital Development Board
    • IDOT
  • CMS Bureau of Strategic Sourcing (BoSS) BidBuy Helpdesk
  • Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
  • Illinois Procurement Gateway Helpdesk