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BEP Council


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 ILCS575/).

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 certified as businesses with 51% or greater ownership by minorities, females, or persons with disabilities


Upcoming BEP Council Meetings