​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Business Enterprise Program Council was developed to help implement, monitor, and enforce the goals of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act (30 ILCS 575/).

Under this Act, the Business Enterprise Program Council is required to ensure that businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities are awarded at least 20% of the total dollar amount of State contracts.

The Council also:

  • Reviews compliance plans submitted by State agencies
  • Reviews BEP certification application appeals
  • Sets BEP Council Meeting Agendas
  • Maintains a list of all businesses legitimately classified as businesses owned by minorities, females, or persons with disabilities

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CLICK HERE to view Council Subcommittees and membership.

CLICK HERE to view archived Council agendas and minutes.

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