|Title:||Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities |
|Website:||Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities |
|Contact Name:|| Hilaree Bulter; Nina Harris|
|Function:|| The Council's authority and responsibility shall be to:
(a) Devise a certification procedure to assure that
businesses taking advantage of this Act are legitimately classified as businesses owned by minorities, women, or persons with disabilities and a registration procedure to recognize, without additional evidence of Business Enterprise Program eligibility, the certification of businesses owned by minorities, women, or persons with disabilities certified by the City of Chicago, Cook County, or other jurisdictional programs with requirements and procedures equaling or exceeding those in this Act.
(b) Maintain a list of all businesses legitimately
classified as businesses owned by minorities, women, or persons with disabilities to provide to State agencies and public institutions of higher education.
(c) Review rules and regulations for the
implementation of the program for businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
(d) Review compliance plans submitted by each State
agency and public institution of higher education pursuant to this Act.
(e) Make annual reports as provided in Section 8f to
the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of the program.
(f) Serve as a central clearinghouse for information
on State contracts, including the maintenance of a list of all pending State contracts upon which businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities may bid. At the Council's discretion, maintenance of the list may include 24-hour electronic access to the list along with the bid and application information.
(g) Establish a toll-free telephone number to
facilitate information requests concerning the certification process and pending contracts.|
|Term:||Members shall serve 2-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.|
|Compensation:||Reimbursed for expenses|
|Composition:||The Council shall be composed of the Chairperson of the Commission on Equity and Inclusion, the Secretary of Human Services and the Directors of the Department of Human Rights, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Central Management Services, the Department of Transportation and the Capital Development Board, or their duly appointed representatives, with the Comptroller, or his or her designee, serving as an advisory member of the Council. Ten individuals representing businesses that are minority-owned, women-owned, or owned by persons with disabilities, 2 individuals representing the business community, and a representative of public institutions of higher education shall be appointed by the Governor. The Director of each State agency and the chief executive officer of each public institution of higher education shall appoint a liaison to the Council. The liaison shall be responsible for submitting to the Council any reports and documents necessary under this Act|
|Chair:||Chair of the Commission on Equity and Inclusion|
|Authority:||30 ILCS 575/5|