Where would your business be tomorrow if you won a state contract today?
Each year the State of Illinois spends billions of dollars making it one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the state. Last fiscal year, the CPO for General Services had procurement authority for more than $7 billion of state contracts.
To see what the State is soliciting right now, click here: https://www.bidbuy.illinois.gov/bso/.
Where a particular contract requires a contractor to meet a goal established pursuant to the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act (BEP), the contractor shall have the right to request a waiver from such requirements. The BEP Council shall grant the waiver where the contractor demonstrates that there has been made a good faith effort to comply with the goals for participation by businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
30 ILCS 575/7(3).
Click Here to access the database of BEP waivers.