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Sole Source Reports

Section 20-25 of the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500/20-25) allows contracts to be awarded without using a competitive method of source selection when there is only one economically feasible source for an item. Because these are exceptions to the normal practice of competitive solicitation, sole source contracts require heightened scrutiny and may include a public hearing before they are awarded. The sole source process is open and transparent and the Chief Procurement Officer is required to file a report annually detailing use of the sole source procurement method.