The IL UCP DBE Directory identifies the certified DBE firms for the purpose
of providing a reference source to assist bidders in meeting any DBE participation
requirements. Please be advised that DBE certification does not guarantee that
a firm will be approved to participate toward a contract′s DBE goal.
For work performed by a DBE firm to count toward the goal, the firm must perform
a "commercially useful function". A DBE firm performs a commercially
useful function when it is responsible for execution of a distinct element of
the work and carries out its responsibilities by actually performing (with its
own workforce), managing, and supervising the work involved.
The five agencies use the same application to certify firms, and their certification
eligibility decisions are binding for all the other agencies.
Each agency′s application / attachments / information can be obtained
by clicking on the agency of interest.