Illinois Department of Transportation, Erica Borggren, Acting Secretary
Patrick J. Quinn, Governor
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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 (DBEs). As a result of this requirement, the following five state agencies, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), City of Chicago, CTA, Metra and Pace, have established the Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP).

The IL UCP is based on the concept of reciprocity among the agencies. "One Stop" shopping will be provided to DBE program applicants, such that an applicant need only apply once for DBE certification that will be honored by all participating agencies in the IL UCP.

DBE Program Certification Application

The five agencies will use the same application to certify firms, and their certification eligibility decisions will be binding for all the other agencies. While the applications will be identical, an agency may have their own attachments.

Click this link for a description of each IL UCP participant’s area of specialty. Please choose the agency that best serves your firm.

Each agency’s application / attachments / information can be obtained by clicking on the agency of interest.

DBE Directory

The IL UCP’s five participating agencies maintain this DBE Directory (Directory) to provide a reference source to assist bidders/proposers in meeting DBE contract goals. The Directory lists the firms in alphabetical order and by the industry categories/list and the Illinois Department of Transportation’s district(s) in which the firms have indicated they are available.

It is the responsibility of the prime contractor/consultant to make his/her own determination regarding the capability of a DBE firm. Only those firms certified as of the letting date/bid opening may be utilized in meeting a DBE contract goal.

UCP Directory by Firm
UCP Directory by Firm (.pdf file)
UCP Directory (Excel format)
UCP Directory by Category
Airport Concessionaire Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Architecture/Engineering Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Construction Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Manufacturing/Fabricating Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Miscellaneous Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Professional Services Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Suppliers Sorted by Firm (.pdf file)
Truckers Sorted by Firm  (.pdf file)


Counting DBE Goal Credit (pdf)
Disclaimer (pdf)


*The UCP Directories above are in pdf format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view these files.


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