(230 ILCS 45/25-85)
Supplier diversity goals for sports wagering.
(a) As used in this Section only, "licensee" means a licensee under this Act other than an occupational licensee.
(b) The public policy of this State is to collaboratively work with companies that serve Illinois residents to improve their supplier diversity in a non-antagonistic manner.
(c) The Board and the Department shall require all licensees under this Act to submit an annual report by April 15, 2020 and every April 15 thereafter, in a searchable Adobe PDF format, on all procurement goals and actual spending for businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities and small business enterprises in the previous calendar year. These goals shall be expressed as a percentage of the total work performed by the entity submitting the report, and the actual spending for all businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities and small business enterprises shall also be expressed as a percentage of the total work performed by the entity submitting the report.
(d) Each licensee in its annual report shall include the following information:
(1) an explanation of the plan for the next year to
(2) an explanation of the plan to increase the goals;
(3) the areas of procurement each licensee shall be
actively seeking more participation in the next year;
(4) an outline of the plan to alert and encourage
potential vendors in that area to seek business from the licensee;
(5) an explanation of the challenges faced in finding
quality vendors and offer any suggestions for what the Board could do to be helpful to identify those vendors;
(6) a list of the certifications the licensee
(7) the point of contact for any potential vendor who
wishes to do business with the licensee and explain the process for a vendor to enroll with the licensee as a businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, or persons with disabilities; and
(8) any particular success stories to encourage other
licensee to emulate best practices.
(e) Each annual report shall include as much State-specific data as possible. If the submitting entity does not submit State-specific data, then the licensee shall include any national data it does have and explain why it could not submit State-specific data and how it intends to do so in future reports, if possible.
(f) Each annual report shall include the rules, regulations, and definitions used for the procurement goals in the licensee's annual report.
(g) The Board, Department, and all licensees shall hold an annual workshop and job fair open to the public in 2020 and every year thereafter on the state of supplier diversity to collaboratively seek solutions to structural impediments to achieving stated goals, including testimony from each licensee as well as subject matter experts and advocates. The Board and Department shall publish a database on their websites of the point of contact for licensees they regulate under this Act for supplier diversity, along with a list of certifications each licensee recognizes from the information submitted in each annual report. The Board and Department shall publish each annual report on their websites and shall maintain each annual report for at least 5 years.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)