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Supplier Diversity Management Portal

 

Exciting news! Effective July 15, 2024, the Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion (CEI) will launch its new Supplier Diversity Management Portal. The Supplier Diversity Management Portal expands opportunities for diverse and small businesses to win contracts with the State of Illinois by allowing vendors to rapidly search and review current vendor certifications, update contact information, and report contract payment information. By eliminating manual data collection processes, CEI’s Supplier Diversity Management Portal simplifies and standardizes our current practices while making certification registration, contract compliance monitoring, and goal management practical.

The old Supplier Diversity Management System will be retired from service on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. We are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible for you. While the system is unavailable between June 15th and July 14th, CEI has posted a list denoting the number of BEP and VBP vendors certified in each NIGP code as of June 17th, 2024, to assist prime vendors with contacting certified firms and purchasing entities with completing goal-setting and pre-award responsiveness reviews. This list can be found here.

Beginning July 15, 2024, the new Supplier Diversity Management Portal will be activated for public use. On this date, purchasing entities and vendors can use the portal to search the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and Veterans Business Program (VBP) certified vendor directory. Purchasing entities can also upload vendor good faith effort waiver requests for CEI’s review on July 15th. Purchasing entities should submit vendor good faith effort waiver requests via email to cei.bep.compliance@illinois.gov until July 15th. The new Supplier Diversity Management Portal certification module will reopen for vendor certification intake and revision on July 15th. Certifications expiring between June 15th and July 14th were extended to July 31st. Please apply directly on the new portal starting July 15th.

This webpage is here to help users of the old Supplier Diversity Management System navigate the new portal. Whether you are an applicant interested in certification, a vendor needing to report your supplier diversity progress through our contract compliance module, or a purchasing entity trying to conduct goal setting or submit vendors’ good faith effort waiver requests, there are many tools and documents here to assist you. 

 

Please visit this page regularly for the latest information and portal updates.