Business Enterprise Program (BEP)

College of DuPage recognizes the importance of increasing access and opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities in public contracts. In accordance with the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act (30 ILCS 575) (the “Act”), the College is committed to supporting and promoting the Business Enterprise Program (BEP), and to encouraging the participation of qualified minority, female and persons with disability owned businesses that offer goods and services that are competitively priced and that provide high quality services and performance.

College of DuPage is committed to promoting and advancing a reasonable and competitive business environment and encourages campus departments to actively consider qualified certified businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities for our purchasing needs. The Procurement Services strives to provide efficient and timely procurement services while elevating the awareness of BEP Certified Businesses. We are committed and welcome the participation of all qualified business, including those owned by minorities, females and/or persons with disabilities.

The College is committed to vendor diversification by ensuring that minority, female and persons with disability owned business enterprises are included in the College’s procurement process. Only Illinois Certified vendors are recognized by the College’s Business Enterprise Program; as such, the College encourages MBE/FBE/PBE to apply for certification and participate on College contracting opportunities. Additional information on becoming a certified vendor and the Business Enterprise Program can be found on the Illinois Department of Central Management Services website.

Vendors who wish to have more information about certification should contact the Procurement Services at (630) 942-4535.


Contact Information

College of DuPage Procurement Services
Institutional Resource Center (IRC), Room 1001
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Map and Directions to IRC

Phone: (630) 942-2217

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, closed