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IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search State Master Contract Vendors: Why we buy from Master Contracts? – It is a State priority to reduce costs by obtaining.

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1 IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search State Master Contract Vendors: Why we buy from Master Contracts? – It is a State priority to reduce costs by obtaining favorable contracts for products and services that many State Agencies use How do we buy from Master Contracts? – By accessing the Illinois Procurement Bulletin/Master Contracts website: Find a contract that we can buy from Get the vendor Information and the Contract ID# How do I do all that? – See slides that follow for details 1

2 IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search State Master Contract Vendors Database Contracts are stored by Contract Number, Contract Title, Start Date and Expiration Date The Contract Title may or may not tell you if it has the item you want Find the contracts that have what you are looking for using the Search Box with Key words for the item you want. (start at slide 3) – If that does not work, you can try: Work your way down the Category ladder placing your item at each level Try a specific T-Number category that you think has your item in it If you find a contract title that seems to have what you want, open the Contract Number (see slide 7) Check to see if you can buy off of this contract by checking the Agency Designation (see slide 8 and 9) If yes, open the contract to see if they have exactly what you want and get the vendor(s) information (see slide 10 and 11) 2

3 IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search Master Contracts Step 2 Step 1: Launch Site: Step 2: Click Master Contracts Step 1 3

4 IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search Master Contracts Step 3: (a) Use the Search Box with the keywords you are looking for OR (b) Click T-Number to search by State Classifications for commodities OR ( c ) Click Category and work your way down level by level Step 3b Step 3a Step 3c 4

5 IMSA Procurement Version 2 5 Too specific? How to Search Master Contracts: Keyword Search

6 IMSA Procurement Version 2 6 How to Search Master Contracts: Keyword Search

7 IMSA Procurement Version 2 7 Found a Contract

8 IMSA Procurement Version 2 8 Can we buy from this contract? OK – SWC Statewide Contract

9 IMSA Procurement Version 2 9 Not OK – Contract Restricted to DOC only Can we buy from this contract?

10 IMSA Procurement Version 2 10 Look at the Actual Contract

11 IMSA Procurement Version 2 11 Get the Vendor Information and Contract Number

12 IMSA Procurement Alternate Ways to Search 12

13 IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search Master Contracts Work your way down the Category ladder placing your item at each level 13

14 IMSA Procurement Version 2 How to Search Master Contracts Work your way down the Category ladder placing your item at each level 14


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