2016 into 2017 UPDATE
As of December 20, 2016 the fake Requests for Quotation and Purchase Orders continue.
Emailed bogus purchase orders from spoofed email accounts are still being sent to vendors. IF IT LOOKS WRONG, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO VERIFY. DO NOT SHIP FIRST AND THEN VERIFY.
SPECIAL NOTICE to those who may receive a “Request for Quotation” for goods and/or services from IIT:
Since July 16, 2014, Illinois Institute of Technology has been the victim of identity theft with a scammer using a fake IIT “Request for Quotation” document indicating issuance by Frank FioRito. This is a Fraudulent Action. The “Request for Quotation” is not issued by IIT or Frank FioRito. Please take no action on this “Request for Quotation”.
On July 25, 2014, the scammer began to email fake purchase orders. These purchase orders are NOT LEGITIMATE. They are NOT issued by Illinois Institute of Technology and the signature is a forgery. DO NOT SUPPLY GOODS OR SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO THESE PURCHASE ORDERS.
Illinois Institute of Technology uses controlled documents for bid solicitations and for issuance of purchase orders. IIT's Purchasing contact information is maintained on this website and is available for verification of Illinois Institute of Technology's Purchasing correspondence.
“When in doubt, check it out.”
Illinois Institute of Technology's Statement on OMB Uniform Guidance:
Notice: OMB Uniform Guidance
The Uniform Guidance (2 C.F.R. § 200) streamlines and consolidates government requirements for receiving and using federal awards so as to reduce administrative burden and improve outcomes. It was published in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 75871) on December 19, 2014, and became effective for new and continuation awards issued on or after December 26, 2014.
As published in the Federal Register (80 Fed No. 175) and in the OMB Frequently Asked Questions related to the Uniform Standards, OMB has granted a grace period for the implementation of the Procurement Standards (Sections 200.317 through 200.326) with an implementation day as of the start of IIT fiscal year 2019. The new Procurement Standards will become effective for Illinois Institute of Technology as of June 1, 2018. During the grace period, the procurement policies and procedures at IIT will continue to be in full compliance with OMB Circular A-110. IIT will continue to develop procurement procedures consistent with the Uniform Guidance and will continue to follow all current policies of its sponsors.
Welcome to Purchasing at IIT
It is IIT’s policy to purchase goods and services in compliance with applicable law and to ensure that Illinois Institute of Technology procures appropriate and needed goods and services under terms and conditions that protect the interest of Illinois Insitute of Technoloy, its students, and benefactors.
The Purchasing Department provides support to IIT’s students, faculty, and staff; to vendors; and to the surrounding community.
We are dedicated to providing courteous and competent service while operating under and upholding the terms of the IIT Purchasing Policy and Procedures. We guide campus to follow sound business practices with fiscal responsibility. We also guide vendors through our processes so IIT remains a valued customer.
We are committed to protect the interests of IIT’s students by maintaining an effective and responsible purchasing system thereby minimizing costs to the university.
We are committed to the effective operation of the purchasing system by:
- Providing training to the Illinois Tech community
- Developing mutually beneficial purchase agreements
- Continuing to identify competent vendors, foster productive relationships between our vendors and our buyers and evaluate the success of those relationships
While the content of this website may not answer all questions about IIT's purchasing practices, we hope it provides answers to many of them.