TITLE 44: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SUBTITLE B: SUPPLEMENTAL PROCUREMENT RULES
CHAPTER XXV: SECRETARY OF STATE
PART 2000 SECRETARY OF STATE STANDARD PROCUREMENT
SECTION 2000.4570 CONTRACTING WITH BUSINESSES OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY MINORITIES, FEMALES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Section 2000.4570 Contracting with Businesses Owned and Controlled by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities
The Business Enterprise Act for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities [30 ILCS 575] (Act) sets a goal (minimum 20%) for contracting with businesses owned or controlled by minorities, females, or persons with disabilities.
The CPO shall establish a goal that at least 20% of the dollar value of State contracts be awarded to minority and female-owned businesses. Of that 20%, 7% shall be for female-owned businesses, 2% for businesses owned by persons with disabilities and not-for-profit agencies for the disabled, and the remaining 5% for other minority-owned businesses, unless these percentages are modified by the Council created under the Act.
c) Upon direction of the CPO, and pursuant to direction from the Council, the SOS may establish set-asides and other preferences for vendors certified under that Act.
Certification procedures are set forth in rules governing the Business Enterprise Act (44 Ill. Adm. Code 10).
e) List of Certified Businesses
1) The CPO for DCMS shall maintain a list of businesses that have been certified.
2) The names and addresses of certified vendors shall be made available to the public.
f) Professional and Artistic Contract Reporting
Professional and artistic contracts, which must be reported to the Business Enterprise Council pursuant to Section 6a of the Business Enterprise Act, shall be reported as follows:
1) Notice that an agency intends to enter into a professional and artistic contract shall be given to the Council. Notice may be mailed, hand delivered or given by fax, and must be submitted on the same date that the potential vendor is contacted. If the contract is advertised in the Bulletin, reporting to the Council is not required.
2) The notice shall include the agency name and address; contact person; contract reference number; date bid or proposal was first available; return dates and opening dates; term of the contract; services to be provided; special requirements; and dollar value. Notice should be given on the form available from the CPO for DCMS.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 4629, effective March 3, 2011)