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The mission of the Compliance Division of the Business Enterprise Program is to ensure compliance in the State’s procurement process regarding various aspects of diversity contracting. The Compliance Division oversees the contract goal setting process, Utilization Plan reviews, monitoring of BEP certified subcontractor utilization, as well as, provides required reporting and assistance to all agencies, institutions of higher education, and community colleges.

Our Services

Goal Setting Process

Goal Setting Process

20% State Contracting Goal (increases to 30%
January 1, 2022)

Utilization Plan Reviews

Utilization Plan Reviews

Resources & Best Practices

Compliance Monitoring

Compliance Monitoring

Diversity Contract Monitoring System (DCMS)



Annual Compliance
Plans / Reports

Goal Setting

While the State of Illinois has an aspirational goal to spend at least 20% of its total dollars with firms certified through BEP, the State determines its goals for each contract on an individual contract basis.

Utilization Plan

A Utilization Plan is included in all bids or proposals and demonstrates a vendor’s proposed utilization of BEP-certified vendors to meet the targeted goal.


Compliance Monitoring


FY ’22 BEP Compliance Plans

The Business Enterprise Program’s (BEP) Fiscal Year 2022 Compliance Plan is composed of three Parts. Your institution is responsible for completing all three Parts and submitting to BEP by August 31st, 2021.

For State Agencies:

For Public Institutions of Higher Education (PIHE):

For Community Colleges (Please return Part II to the Illinois Community College Board):

FY ’21 Annual Expenditure Reports

Higher Education Supplier Diversity Reports

Laws & Regulations

Important Notices

  • BEP Policies & Procedures - April 6, 2021
  • BEP SOP Manual (coming soon)
  • With the passage of Public Act 100-0140, every private institution of higher education approved by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for purposes of the Monetary Award Program shall submit a report on its voluntary supplier diversity program to the Department of Central Management Services.

    Illinois Higher Education Supplier Diversity Report Form

Procurement Rules, Code & Act