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30 ILCS 575/0.01

    (30 ILCS 575/0.01) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.600)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/1

    (30 ILCS 575/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.601)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 1. Purpose. The State of Illinois declares that it is the public policy of the State to promote and encourage the continuing economic development of minority and female owned and operated businesses and that minority and female owned and operated businesses participate in the State's procurement process as both prime and subcontractors. The State of Illinois has observed that the goals established in this Act have served to increase the participation of minority and female businesses in contracts awarded by the State. The State hereby declares that the adoption of this amendatory Act of 1989 shall serve the State's continuing interest in promoting open access in the awarding of State contracts to disadvantaged small business enterprises victimized by discriminatory practices. Furthermore, after reviewing evidence of the high level of attainment of the 10% minimum goals established under this Act, and, after considering evidence that minority and female businesses, as established in 1982, constituted and continue to constitute more than 10% of the businesses operating in this State, the State declares that the continuation of such 10% minimum goals under this amendatory Act of 1989 is a narrowly tailored means of promoting open access and thus the further growth and development of minority and female businesses.
    The State of Illinois further declares that it is the public policy of this State to promote and encourage the continuous economic development of businesses owned by persons with disabilities and a 2% contracting goal is a narrowly tailored means of promoting open access and thus the further growth and development of those businesses.
(Source: P.A. 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/2

    (30 ILCS 575/2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 2. Definitions.
    (A) For the purpose of this Act, the following terms shall have the following definitions:
        (1) "Minority person" shall mean a person who is a
    
citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and who is any of the following:
            (a) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person
        
having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
            (b) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
        
original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam).
            (c) Black or African American (a person having
        
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa). Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
            (d) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban,
        
Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
            (e) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
        
person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
        (2) "Female" shall mean a person who is a citizen or
    
lawful permanent resident of the United States and who is of the female gender.
        (2.05) "Person with a disability" means a person who
    
is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States and is a person qualifying as being disabled under subdivision (2.1) of this subsection (A).
        (2.1) "Disabled" means a severe physical or mental
    
disability that:
            (a) results from:
            amputation,
            arthritis,
            autism,
            blindness,
            burn injury,
            cancer,
            cerebral palsy,
            Crohn's disease,
            cystic fibrosis,
            deafness,
            head injury,
            heart disease,
            hemiplegia,
            hemophilia,
            respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction,
            an intellectual disability,
            mental illness,
            multiple sclerosis,
            muscular dystrophy,
            musculoskeletal disorders,
            neurological disorders, including stroke and
        
epilepsy,
            paraplegia,
            quadriplegia and other spinal cord conditions,
            sickle cell anemia,
            ulcerative colitis,
            specific learning disabilities, or
            end stage renal failure disease; and
            (b) substantially limits one or more of the
        
person's major life activities.
        Another disability or combination of disabilities may
    
also be considered as a severe disability for the purposes of item (a) of this subdivision (2.1) if it is determined by an evaluation of rehabilitation potential to cause a comparable degree of substantial functional limitation similar to the specific list of disabilities listed in item (a) of this subdivision (2.1).
        (3) "Minority owned business" means a business
    
concern which is at least 51% owned by one or more minority persons, or in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in which is owned by one or more minority persons; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the minority individuals who own it.
        (4) "Female owned business" means a business concern
    
which is at least 51% owned by one or more females, or, in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in which is owned by one or more females; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the females who own it.
        (4.1) "Business owned by a person with a disability"
    
means a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more persons with a disability and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more of the persons with disabilities who own it. A not-for-profit agency for persons with disabilities that is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is also considered a "business owned by a person with a disability".
        (4.2) "Council" means the Business Enterprise Council
    
for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities created under Section 5 of this Act.
        (5) "State contracts" shall mean all State contracts,
    
funded exclusively with State funds which are not subject to federal reimbursement, whether competitively bid or negotiated as defined by the Secretary of the Council and approved by the Council.
        "State construction contracts" means all State
    
contracts entered into by a State agency or State university for the repair, remodeling, renovation or construction of a building or structure, or for the construction or maintenance of a highway defined in Article 2 of the Illinois Highway Code.
        (6) "State agencies" shall mean all departments,
    
officers, boards, commissions, institutions and bodies politic and corporate of the State, but does not include the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University, municipalities or other local governmental units, or other State constitutional officers.
        (7) "State universities" shall mean the Board of
    
Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, and the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University.
        (8) "Certification" means a determination made by
    
the Council or by one delegated authority from the Council to make certifications, or by a State agency with statutory authority to make such a certification, that a business entity is a business owned by a minority, female, or person with a disability for whatever purpose. A business owned and controlled by females shall be certified as a "female owned business". A business owned and controlled by females who are also minorities shall be certified as both a "female owned business" and a "minority owned business".
        (9) "Control" means the exclusive or ultimate and
    
sole control of the business including, but not limited to, capital investment and all other financial matters, property, acquisitions, contract negotiations, legal matters, officer-director-employee selection and comprehensive hiring, operating responsibilities, cost-control matters, income and dividend matters, financial transactions and rights of other shareholders or joint partners. Control shall be real, substantial and continuing, not pro forma. Control shall include the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the business and to make the day-to-day as well as major decisions in matters of policy, management and operations. Control shall be exemplified by possessing the requisite knowledge and expertise to run the particular business and control shall not include simple majority or absentee ownership.
        (10) "Business concern or business" means a business
    
that has annual gross sales of less than $75,000,000 as evidenced by the federal income tax return of the business. A firm with gross sales in excess of this cap may apply to the Council for certification for a particular contract if the firm can demonstrate that the contract would have significant impact on businesses owned by minorities, females, or persons with disabilities as suppliers or subcontractors or in employment of minorities, females, or persons with disabilities.
    (B) When a business concern is owned at least 51% by any combination of minority persons, females, or persons with disabilities, even though none of the 3 classes alone holds at least a 51% interest, the ownership requirement for purposes of this Act is considered to be met. The certification category for the business is that of the class holding the largest ownership interest in the business. If 2 or more classes have equal ownership interests, the certification category shall be determined by the business concern.
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-396, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-95, eff. 7-17-13.)

30 ILCS 575/2.5

    (30 ILCS 575/2.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 2.5. Public private agreements. This Act applies to any public private agreement entered into under the Public Private Agreements for the Illiana Expressway Act and the Public-Private Agreements for the South Suburban Airport Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)

30 ILCS 575/2.7

    (30 ILCS 575/2.7)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 2.7. Public-private agreements. This Act applies to any public-private agreement entered into under the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)

30 ILCS 575/3

    (30 ILCS 575/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.603)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 3. Implementation and applicability. This Act shall be applied to all State agencies and State universities.
(Source: P.A. 85-729.)

30 ILCS 575/4

    (30 ILCS 575/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.604)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 4. 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 a goal to be awarded to businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities; provided, however, that of the total amount of all State contracts awarded to businesses owned by minorities, females, 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 female-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 university which lets such contracts. Only that percentage of arrangements which represents the participation of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities on such contracts shall be included.
    (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. Not less than 10% of the total dollar amount of State construction contracts is established as a goal to be awarded to minority and female owned businesses, and contracts representing 50% of the amount of all State construction contracts awarded to minority and female owned businesses shall be awarded to female owned businesses.
    (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 female-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 female 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 female 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) Those who submit bids or proposals for State contracts shall not be given a period after the bid or proposal is submitted to cure deficiencies in the bid or proposal under this Act unless mandated by federal law or regulation.
(Source: P.A. 96-7, eff. 4-3-09; 96-8, eff. 4-28-09; 96-706, eff. 8-25-09; 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795); 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

30 ILCS 575/5

    (30 ILCS 575/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.605)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 5. Business Enterprise Council.
    (1) To help implement, monitor and enforce the goals of this Act, there is created the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities, hereinafter referred to as the Council, composed of the Secretary of Human Services and the Directors of the Department of Human Rights, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Central Management Services, the Department of Transportation and the Capital Development Board, or their duly appointed representatives. Ten individuals representing businesses that are minority or female owned or owned by persons with disabilities, 2 individuals representing the business community, and a representative of public universities shall be appointed by the Governor. These members shall serve 2 year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment. Any vacancy occurring on the Council shall also be filled by the Governor. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. Members of the Council shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for any ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
    The Director of the Department of Central Management Services shall serve as the Council chairperson and shall select, subject to approval of the council, a Secretary responsible for the operation of the program who shall serve as the Division Manager of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Division of the Department of Central Management Services.
    The Director of each State agency and the chief executive officer of each State university shall appoint a liaison to the Council. The liaison shall be responsible for submitting to the Council any reports and documents necessary under this Act.
    (2) The Council's authority and responsibility shall be to:
        (a) Devise a certification procedure to assure that
    
businesses taking advantage of this Act are legitimately classified as businesses owned by minorities, females, or persons with disabilities.
        (b) Maintain a list of all businesses legitimately
    
classified as businesses owned by minorities, females, or persons with disabilities to provide to State agencies and State universities.
        (c) Review rules and regulations for the
    
implementation of the program for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
        (d) Review compliance plans submitted by each State
    
agency and State university pursuant to this Act.
        (e) Make annual reports as provided in Section 8f to
    
the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of the program.
        (f) Serve as a central clearinghouse for information
    
on State contracts, including the maintenance of a list of all pending State contracts upon which businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities may bid. At the Council's discretion, maintenance of the list may include 24-hour electronic access to the list along with the bid and application information.
        (g) Establish a toll free telephone number to
    
facilitate information requests concerning the certification process and pending contracts.
    (3) No premium bond rate of a surety company for a bond required of a business owned by a minority, female, or person with a disability bidding for a State contract shall be higher than the lowest rate charged by that surety company for a similar bond in the same classification of work that would be written for a business not owned by a minority, female, or person with a disability.
    (4) Any Council member who has direct financial or personal interest in any measure pending before the Council shall disclose this fact to the Council and refrain from participating in the determination upon such measure.
    (5) The Secretary shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
        (a) To be responsible for the day-to-day operation of
    
the Council.
        (b) To serve as a coordinator for all of the State's
    
programs for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities and as the information and referral center for all State initiatives for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
        (c) To establish an enforcement procedure whereby the
    
Council may recommend to the appropriate State legal officer that the State exercise its legal remedies which shall include (1) termination of the contract involved, (2) prohibition of participation by the respondent in public contracts for a period not to exceed one year, (3) imposition of a penalty not to exceed any profit acquired as a result of violation, or (4) any combination thereof. Such procedures shall require prior approval by Council.
        (d) To devise appropriate policies, regulations and
    
procedures for including participation by businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities as prime contractors including, but not limited to, (i) encouraging the inclusions of qualified businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities on solicitation lists, (ii) investigating the potential of blanket bonding programs for small construction jobs, (iii) investigating and making recommendations concerning the use of the sheltered market process.
        (e) To devise procedures for the waiver of the
    
participation goals in appropriate circumstances.
        (f) To accept donations and, with the approval of the
    
Council or the Director of Central Management Services, grants related to the purposes of this Act; to conduct seminars related to the purpose of this Act and to charge reasonable registration fees; and to sell directories, vendor lists and other such information to interested parties, except that forms necessary to become eligible for the program shall be provided free of charge to a business or individual applying for the program.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

30 ILCS 575/6

    (30 ILCS 575/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.606)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 6. Agency compliance plans. Each State agency and State university under the jurisdiction of this Act shall file with the Council an annual compliance plan which shall outline the goals of the State agency or State university for contracting with businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities for the then current fiscal year, the manner in which the agency intends to reach these goals and a timetable for reaching these goals. The Council shall review and approve the plan of each State agency and State university and may reject any plan that does not comply with this Act or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant to this Act.
    (a) The compliance plan shall also include, but not be limited to, (1) a policy statement, signed by the State agency or State university head, expressing a commitment to encourage the use of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities, (2) the designation of the liaison officer provided for in Section 5 of this Act, (3) procedures to distribute to potential contractors and vendors the list of all businesses legitimately classified as businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities and so certified under this Act, (4) procedures to set separate contract goals on specific prime contracts and purchase orders with subcontracting possibilities based upon the type of work or services and subcontractor availability, (5) procedures to assure that contractors and vendors make good faith efforts to meet contract goals, (6) procedures for contract goal exemption, modification and waiver, and (7) the delineation of separate contract goals for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
    (b) Approval of the compliance plans shall include such delegation of responsibilities to the requesting State agency or State university as the Council deems necessary and appropriate to fulfill the purpose of this Act. Such responsibilities may include, but need not be limited to those outlined in subsections (1), (2) and (3) of Section 7 and paragraph (a) of Section 8.
    (c) Each State agency and State university under the jurisdiction of this Act shall file with the Council an annual report of its utilization of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities during the preceding fiscal year including lapse period spending and a mid-fiscal year report of its utilization to date for the then current fiscal year. The reports shall include a self-evaluation of the efforts of the State agency or State university to meet its goals under the Act.
    (d) Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in this Act, any State agency or State university which administers a construction program, for which federal law or regulations establish standards and procedures for the utilization of minority, disadvantaged, and female-owned business, shall implement a disadvantaged business enterprise program to include minority, disadvantaged and female-owned businesses, using the federal standards and procedures for the establishment of goals and utilization procedures for the State-funded, as well as the federally assisted, portions of the program. In such cases, these goals shall not exceed those established pursuant to the relevant federal statutes or regulations. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 8b, the Illinois Department of Transportation is authorized to establish sheltered markets for the State-funded portions of the program consistent with federal law and regulations. Additionally, a compliance plan which is filed by such State agency or State university pursuant to this Act, which incorporates equivalent terms and conditions of its federally-approved compliance plan, shall be deemed approved under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-377; 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/6a

    (30 ILCS 575/6a) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.606a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 6a. Notice of contracts to Council. Except in case of emergency as defined in the Illinois Purchasing Act, or as authorized by rule promulgated by the Department of Central Management Services, each agency and State university under the jurisdiction of this Act shall notify the Secretary of the Council of proposed contracts for professional and artistic services and provide the information in the form and detail as required by rule promulgated by the Department of Central Management Services. Notification may be made through direct written communication to the Secretary to be received at least 14 days before execution of the contract (or the solicitation response date, if applicable) or by advertising in the official State newspaper for at least 3 days, the last of which must be at least 10 days after the first publication. The agency or university must consider any vendor referred by the Secretary before execution of the contract. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any State agency or State university that has awarded contracts for professional and artistic services to businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities totalling in the aggregate $5,000,000 or more during the preceding fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 87-628; 88-377; 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/7

    (30 ILCS 575/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.607)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 7. Exemptions and waivers; publication of data.
    (1) Individual contract exemptions. The Council, on its own initiative or at the request of the affected agency, university, or recipient of a grant or loan of State funds of $250,000 or more complying with Section 45 of the State Finance Act, may permit an individual contract or contract package, (related contracts being bid or awarded simultaneously for the same project or improvements) be made wholly or partially exempt from State contracting goals for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities prior to the advertisement for bids or solicitation of proposals whenever there has been a determination, reduced to writing and based on the best information available at the time of the determination, that there is an insufficient number of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities to ensure adequate competition and an expectation of reasonable prices on bids or proposals solicited for the individual contract or contract package in question.
    (2) Class exemptions.
        (a) Creation. The Council, on its own initiative or
    
at the request of the affected agency or university, may permit an entire class of contracts be made exempt from State contracting goals for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities whenever there has been a determination, reduced to writing and based on the best information available at the time of the determination, that there is an insufficient number of qualified businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities to ensure adequate competition and an expectation of reasonable prices on bids or proposals within that class.
        (b) Limitation. Any such class exemption shall not
    
be permitted for a period of more than one year at a time.
    (3) Waivers. Where a particular contract requires a contractor to meet a goal established pursuant to this Act, the contractor shall have the right to request a waiver from such requirements. The Council shall grant the waiver where the contractor demonstrates that there has been made a good faith effort to comply with the goals for participation by businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
    (4) Conflict with other laws. In the event that any State contract, which otherwise would be subject to the provisions of this Act, is or becomes subject to federal laws or regulations which conflict with the provisions of this Act or actions of the State taken pursuant hereto, the provisions of the federal laws or regulations shall apply and the contract shall be interpreted and enforced accordingly.
    (5) Each chief procurement officer, as defined in the Illinois Procurement Code, shall maintain on his or her official Internet website a database of waivers granted under this Section with respect to contracts under his or her jurisdiction. The database, which shall be updated periodically as necessary, shall be searchable by contractor name and by contracting State agency.
    Each public notice required by law of the award of a State contract shall include for each bid submitted for that contract the following: (i) the bidder's name, (ii) the bid amount, (iii) the bid's percentage of disadvantaged business utilization plan, and (iv) the bid's percentage of business enterprise program utilization plan.
(Source: P.A. 96-1064, eff. 7-16-10.)

30 ILCS 575/8

    (30 ILCS 575/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.608)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8. Enforcement. The Council shall make such findings, recommendations and proposals to the Governor as are necessary and appropriate to enforce this Act. If, as a result of its monitoring activities, the Council determines that its goals and policies are not being met by any State agency or State university, the Council may recommend any or all of the following actions:
    (a) Establish enforcement procedures whereby the Council may recommend to the appropriate State agency, State university, or law enforcement officer that legal or administrative remedies be initiated for violations of contract provisions or rules issued hereunder or by a contracting State agency or State university. State agencies and State universities shall be authorized to adopt remedies for such violations which shall include (1) termination of the contract involved, (2) prohibition of participation of the respondents in public contracts for a period not to exceed one year, (3) imposition of a penalty not to exceed any profit acquired as a result of violation, or (4) any combination thereof.
    (b) If the Council concludes that a compliance plan submitted under Section 6 is unlikely to produce the participation goals for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities within the then current fiscal year, the Council may recommend that the State agency or State university revise its plan to provide additional opportunities for participation by businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities. Such recommended revisions may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
        (i) assurances of stronger and better focused
    
solicitation efforts to obtain more businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities as potential sources of supply;
        (ii) division of job or project requirements, when
    
economically feasible, into tasks or quantities to permit participation of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities;
        (iii) elimination of extended experience or
    
capitalization requirements, when programmatically feasible, to permit participation of businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities;
        (iv) identification of specific proposed contracts as
    
particularly attractive or appropriate for participation by businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities, such identification to result from and be coupled with the efforts of subparagraphs (i) through (iii);
        (v) implementation of those regulations established
    
for the use of the sheltered market process.
(Source: P.A. 88-377; 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/8a

    (30 ILCS 575/8a) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.608a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8a. Advance and progress payments. Any contract awarded to a business owned by a minority, female, or person with a disability pursuant to this Act may contain a provision for advance or progress payments, or both, except that a State construction contract awarded to a minority or female owned business pursuant to this Act may contain a provision for progress payments but may not contain a provision for advance payments.
(Source: P.A. 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/8b

    (30 ILCS 575/8b) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.608b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8b. Scheduled council meetings; sheltered market. The Council shall conduct regular meetings to carry out its responsibilities under this Act. At each of the regularly scheduled meetings, time shall be allocated for the Council to receive, review and discuss any evidence regarding past or present racial, ethnic or gender based discrimination which directly impacts State contracting with businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities. If after reviewing such evidence the Council finds that there is or has been such discrimination against a specific group, race or sex, the Council shall establish sheltered markets or adjust existing sheltered markets tailored to address the Council's specific findings.
    "Sheltered market" shall mean a procurement procedure whereby certain contracts are selected and specifically set aside for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities on a competitive bid or negotiated basis.
    As part of the annual report which the Council must file pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of Section 5, the Council shall report on any findings made pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/8c

    (30 ILCS 575/8c) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.608c)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8c. Recommended rules and regulations for the establishment and continuation of narrowly tailored sheltered markets under Section 8b shall be approved by the Council prior to submission by the Department of Central Management Services to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. These rules shall include but not be limited to agency goals, waivers and procedures for use of sheltered markets.
(Source: P.A. 86-269; 86-270.)

30 ILCS 575/8d

    (30 ILCS 575/8d) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.608d)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8d. In the event any proceeding is commenced against any State employee alleging deprivation of a civil or constitutional right under State or federal law arising out of any act or omission occurring within the scope of the enforcement of this Act, the Attorney General shall upon timely and appropriate notice in accordance with "An Act to provide for representation and indemnification in certain civil law suits", approved December 3, 1977, as now or hereafter amended, appear on behalf of such employee and defend the action. The State shall indemnify the State employee for any damages awarded and court costs and attorneys' fees assessed as part of any final and unreversed judgment or shall pay such judgment. All other provisions of "An Act to provide for representation and indemnification in certain civil law suits", approved December 3, 1977, as now or hereafter amended, shall apply to the representation and indemnification provided for in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-269; 86-270.)

30 ILCS 575/8e

    (30 ILCS 575/8e) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.608e)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8e. The proceeds of a contract awarded under this Act may be assigned to secure financing necessary to enable performance of the contract.
(Source: P.A. 87-369.)

30 ILCS 575/8f

    (30 ILCS 575/8f)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 8f. Annual report. The Council shall file no later than March 1 of each year, an annual report that shall detail the level of achievement toward the goals specified in this Act over the 3 most recent fiscal years. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to the following:
        (1) a summary detailing State appropriations subject
    
to the goals, the actual goals specified, and the goals attained by each State agency and State university;
        (2) a summary of the number of contracts awarded and
    
the average contract amount by each State agency and State university;
        (3) an analysis of the level of overall goal
    
achievement concerning purchases from minority businesses, female-owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities;
        (4) an analysis of the number of businesses owned by
    
minorities, females, and persons with disabilities that are certified under the program as well as the number of those businesses that received State procurement contracts; and
        (5) a summary of the number of contracts awarded to
    
businesses with annual gross sales of less than $1,000,000; of $1,000,000 or more, but less than $5,000,000; of $5,000,000 or more, but less than $10,000,000; and of $10,000,000 or more.
(Source: P.A. 88-597, eff. 8-28-94.)

30 ILCS 575/9

    (30 ILCS 575/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.609)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2016)
    Sec. 9. This Act is repealed June 30, 2016.
(Source: P.A. 96-949, eff. 6-25-10; 96-1444, eff. 8-20-10; 97-712, eff. 6-27-12.)