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Business Enterprise Program (BEP)


In accordance with the State of Illinois’ Business Enterprise Program for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act (30 ILCS 575), Oakton College has an aspirational goal of conducting 30% of our business with disadvantaged businesses. The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is designed to support small businesses by encouraging an inclusive, equitable, and competitive business environment that will expand their capacity, increase revenue, and strengthen credentials. 

Oakton College encourages you to visit the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS), Business Enterprise Program (BEP) website to obtain additional details. To qualify, vendors must be certified by the CMS as BEP vendors prior to contract award. Visit them online for complete requirements related to BEP certification.