Notice of Public Forum




Every year each chief procurement officer is required to review the progress of State agencies under his or her jurisdiction in meeting goals for contracting with veteran and service disabled veteran owned businesses.  The chief procurement officers seek input from statewide veterans’ service organizations and from the business community, including businesses owned by qualified veterans, and will make recommendations to be included in the Department of Central Management Services’ report to the General Assembly regarding continuation, increases, or decreases of the percentage goal.  The recommendations will be based upon the number of businesses that are owned by qualified veterans and on the continued need to encourage and promote businesses owned by qualified veterans.


A public forum is schedule for August 19, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm for the chief procurement officers to receive input from vendors and constituent groups.  The forum will take place at the Stratton Office Building, 401 S. Spring Street, Room 349C, Springfield, IL 62706, and at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Room 2-025, Chicago, IL 60601.  For interested parties who cannot attend in person, a call number is also available:  1-888-494-4032, Access Code 8950 83 2216.


Written comments may also be submitted to the chief procurement officers by mailing or emailing to:


Margaret van Dijk

401 S. Spring Street

714 Stratton

Springfield, IL  62706