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Small Business Enterprise Workshops and Events

IDOT's Bureau of Small Business Enterprises brings new and innovative workshops and seminars to the public with three goals in mind:

Each district hosts a variety of workshops and events to help firms do their best work while working with IDOT. 

The Small Business Enterprises staff be presenting information in Chicago on Doing Business with IDOT and how to become an IDOT-certified DBE firm, followed by a Q & A session.  IDOT Secretary Omer Osman will also be attending and speaking.  Space is limited so please register by scan the QR code below or clicking here.

Workshop poster

HIRE360 and IDOT online webinar:

 How to get Certified and Pre-Qualified to position your firm to win state and federal contracts with the Illinois Department of Transportation


Please join the Illinois Department of Transportation, HIRE 360, and our Supportive Service Consultants on Thursday July 28th to learn about how to get DBE certified to do business with IDOT, get pre-qualified to serve as a prime contractor on IDOT projects, and get technical assistance in order to better position your firm to win work.  This workshop will be conducted online through Webex.  You can find more information and signup at



10:00am: Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:15-10:45: Certification - Theo Joyner
10:45-11:15 Prequalification
11:15-11:45 Supportive Services - Brian Hendricks
11:45-12:00: Wrap-up

Stay connected through IDOT’s events

Visit IDOT’s Events webpage to view upcoming events occurring across the state.