VBP assist businesses owned by qualified service disabled and veteran-owned business gain access to State of Illinois contracting opportunities and participation in the competitive procurement process.

Program Eligibility:

  • At least 51 percent owned by one or more qualified service disabled veteran or veterans
    living in Illinois (Public Act 097-0260)
  • Applicant(s) must have valid DD214
  • Annual gross sales of less than $75 million
  • Home office in Illinois

How can I apply?

  1. Full Certification Application
  2. Recognition Certification Application
  3. VBP accepts certification from any of the following agencies for the Veterans Recognition
    Certification Process:

    • Cook County (Veteran/Services-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise)
    • United States Department of Veteran Affairs-Center for Verification and
      Evaluations  (CVE) VOSB/SDVOSB
    • ​Recgonition certification is valid for 1 year

Eligible businesses may be certified in one or more of the following programs: Business Enterprise Program, Veteran Business Program, and Small Business Set-Aside Program.

Committee Agendas

Veterans Business Program Act:

Veterans Business Program Annual Reports

How can I receive information on Illinois Procurement Opportunities?​​


State of Illinois
Department of Central Management Services
Veteran Business Program (VBP)
100 W. Randolph, Suite 4-100
Chicago, IL 60601

Need Help?

Call a VBP representative at 1-312-814-4190 or 1-800-356-9206 or e-mail us at BEP.CMS@illinois.gov