Illinois State Use Committee approves vendor contracts
The state of Illinois’ State Use Committee convened in a dual-site video conference July 27, both in Springfield’s Stratton Office Building and Chicago’s Thompson Center.
Members attending included Richard Gloede, Chris Dickey and Skylar Tierney in Springfield; and George Indelli and Dan Strick in Chicago.
Using real-time communications, State Use Manager Cindy Krebs orchestrated the meeting and had the members review and approve minutes from June 15 with no proposed changes.
The committee efficiently focused on proposed contracts as Krebs reviewed the documents and called for questions from the group. With no objections or protracted discussion, the committee approved the contracts; and with no new business, the conference adjourned at 1:25 p.m.
The State Use Program acts as an Illinois state government procurement agency. Specifically, it encourages desirable socioeconomic goals by using the state’s purchasing power to support the employment of individuals with disabilities.
The program was established by a state law in 1983 in order to provide a means of obtaining long-term employment opportunities for nonprofit groups, promoting a policy of purchasing goods and services created and offered by persons with significant disabilities.
The program contracts with various nonprofit agencies statewide.
The James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s downtown is located at 100 W. Randolph St. and houses numerous state government entities, while the Stratton Office Building serves state level offices at 401 S. Spring St. in Springfield.