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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