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.
Goal Setting Process
20% State Contracting Goal (increases to 30%
January 1, 2022)
Utilization Plan Reviews
Resources & Best Practices
Diversity Contract Monitoring System (DCMS)
Plans / Reports
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.
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.
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
Procurement Rules, Code & Act