Business Enterprise Programs

The Illinois Business Enterprise Program for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities (BEP) promotes the economic development of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.

Administered by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS), BEP has made it easier for businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities to sell their goods and services to state agencies and universities.

For eligible businesses, BEP offers:

  • Information on state contracts.
  • Counseling on the state procurement process and how to become a certified vendor.
  • Workshops on how to gain access to state contracts.

Visit the CMS Web Site to get more info.