Bureau of Small Business Enterprises
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Bureau of Small Business Enterprises, under the purview of the Office of Business and Workforce Diversity, supports a diverse workforce and business community by ensuring equity and inclusion within our projects and programs.
The Bureau of Small Business Enterprises champions an environment where diverse individuals contribute to the shared success of our state and our neighborhoods by focusing on three key pillars: diverse vendors, thriving businesses and an empowered workforce.
We believe IDOT’s vendor network should reflect the diverse communities we serve. We have programs designated to certify minority- and woman-owned businesses and other eligible firms specializing in Construction and Professional Services, so that they can bid on our work.
In accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations 26.45, the Illinois Department of Transportation has submitted its triennial Overall DBE Goal-Setting Methodology to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The approved document calls for maintaining the current overall DBE goal of 13.70 percent for federal fiscal years 2024-2026. IDOT expects to meet 11.70% of this goal through race-conscious means and 2.00% through race-neutral means.
The Overall DBE Goal-Setting Methodology Report is included for public inspection below and public comments are welcome.
Public comments pertaining to this goal recommendation can be emailed to DOT.DBEPublicComment@illinois.gov no later than close of business on Friday, February 23, 2024. IDOT will also host two Public Information Hearings via Webex to discuss the goal setting methodology and allow attendees to comment on it.
The first public meeting will be held via Webex on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. To join this meeting, the link is:
From a mobile device, the number and access code to the February 6 meeting are:
(312) 535-8110, code # 2633 084 0469
The second public meeting will be held via Webex on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 1:30pm-3:00pm. To join this meeting, the link is:
From a mobile device, the number and access code to the February 7 meeting are:
(312) 535-8110, code # 2633 408 6314