Every year, the Chief Procurement Office sets aside millions of dollars' worth of contracts exclusively for small businesses. Last year we awarded nearly $65 million to small Illinois firms through the Small Business Set-Aside program.

Why join?

Grow your revenues:

  • 66 supply/service classifications set-aside
  • All awards under $50,000 set-aside for qualified small businesses
  • All State procurements considered for set-aside program

Build your capacity:

  • You can count on steady demand from the State

Enhance your credentials:

  • Create a track record of service that can help your company win more government and private-sector business

Do you qualify?

You may be qualified as a small business under SBSP if you meet the following criteria:

  • An Illinois business
  • Annual gross sales:
    • Retail/Service less than $6 million
    • Wholesale less than $10 million
    • Construction less than $10 million
    • Manufacturing less than $10 million and less than 250 employees

Apply for the Small Business Set-Aside Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Need help?

Call the Small Business Set-Aside Program at 1(217) 558-3723 or email EEC.SmallBusiness@illinois.gov.



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