TITLE 44: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, GRANTMAKING, PROCUREMENTS, AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SUBTITLE A: PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS
CHAPTER V: DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
PART 10 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM: CONTRACTING WITH BUSINESSES OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY MINORITIES, FEMALES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
SECTION 10.40 PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY


 

Section 10.40 Program Eligibility

 

a) Businesses owned and controlled by individuals in the following eligible groups may submit applications for certification:

 

1) African American a person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa.

 

2) Hispanic a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico, South or Central American or the Caribbean (regardless of race).

 

3) American Indian or Alaskan Native a person having origins in any of the original people of North America.

 

4) Asian American a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Pacific Islands.

 

5) Female a person who is a citizen or lawful, permanent resident of the United States, and who is of the female gender.

 

6) Person with a disability.

 

b) MBE, FBE and PBE refer to for-profit enterprises regardless of form of organization (sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation). However, not-for-profit entities that meet the definition of a sheltered workshop for the disabled in accordance with Section 45-35 of the Illinois Procurement Code [30 ILCS 500] will also be classified as PBE.