(30 ILCS 575/4)
(from Ch. 127, par. 132.604)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2020)
Award of State contracts.
(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), not less than 20% of
the total dollar amount of State contracts, as defined by the Secretary of
the Council and approved by the Council, shall be established as an aspirational goal to
be awarded to businesses owned by minorities,
women, and persons with disabilities; provided, however, that
of the total amount of all
State contracts awarded to businesses owned by
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities pursuant to
this Section, contracts representing at least 11% shall be awarded to businesses owned by minorities, contracts representing at least 7% shall be awarded to women-owned businesses, and contracts representing at least 2% shall be awarded to businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
The above percentage relates to the total dollar amount of State
contracts during each State fiscal year, calculated by examining
independently each type of contract for each agency or public institutions of higher education which
lets such contracts. Only that percentage of arrangements which represents the participation of businesses owned by
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities on such contracts shall
(b) In the case of State construction contracts, the provisions of
subsection (a) requiring a portion of State contracts to be awarded to
businesses owned and controlled by persons with
disabilities do not apply. The following aspirational goals are established for State construction contracts: not less
than 20% of the total dollar amount of State construction contracts is
established as a goal to be awarded to minority-owned and women-owned
(c) In the case of all work undertaken by the University of Illinois related to the planning, organization, and staging of the games, the University of Illinois shall establish a goal of awarding not less than 25% of the annual dollar value of all contracts, purchase orders, and other agreements (collectively referred to as "the contracts") to minority-owned businesses or businesses owned by a person with a disability and 5% of the annual dollar value the contracts to women-owned businesses. For purposes of this subsection, the term "games" has the meaning set forth in the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (2016) Law.
(d) Within one year after April 28, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-8), the Department of Central Management Services shall conduct a social scientific study that measures the impact of discrimination on minority and women business development in Illinois. Within 18 months after April 28, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-8), the Department shall issue a report of its findings and any recommendations on whether to adjust the goals for minority and women participation established in this Act. Copies of this report and the social scientific study shall be filed with the Governor and the General Assembly.
(e) Except as permitted under this Act or as otherwise mandated by federal law or regulation, those who submit bids or proposals for State contracts subject to the provisions of this Act, whose bids or proposals are successful and include a utilization plan but that fail to meet the goals set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, shall be notified of that deficiency and shall be afforded a period not to exceed 10 calendar days from the date of notification to cure that deficiency in the bid or proposal. The deficiency in the bid or proposal may only be cured by contracting with additional subcontractors who are owned by minorities or women, but in no case shall an identified subcontractor with a certification made pursuant to this Act be terminated from the contract without the written consent of the State agency or public institution of higher education entering into the contract.
(f) Non-construction solicitations that include Business Enterprise Program participation goals shall require bidders and offerors to include utilization plans. Utilization plans are due at the time of bid or offer submission. Failure to complete and include a utilization plan, including documentation demonstrating good faith effort when requesting a waiver, shall render the bid or offer non-responsive.
(Source: P.A. 99-462, eff. 8-25-15; 99-514, eff. 6-30-16; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17.)