Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP)
Pursuant to the requirements of the federal regulations, 49 CFR part 26, all recipients
of federal aid must implement a "one-stop" certification process for
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. As a result of this requirement, the following
five entities have established the IL UCP.
The five certifying Illinois
United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) direct recipients are the
Illinois Department of Transportation, City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority,
Metra and Pace.
The IL UCP is based on the concept of reciprocity among the agencies. "One
stop shopping" will be provided to applicants for Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise (DBE) certification, such that an applicant needs only to apply once
for DBE certification that will be honored by all participating agencies in the
state of Illinois.