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Workshop Schedule for the East St. Louis Opportunity Fair and Expo
Session #1: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Room 1

Getting Started (DCEO) ( 1/2 hour)
This workshop will focus on how to start a business, get financing, licensed and provide information on business resources centers throughout the state.
Presented by: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Doing Business with Tollways----More Than an IPASS (1/2 hour)
This workshop will provide information on how to do business with the Tollway Authority, including procurement opportunities, DBE participation, consulting and construction contracting.
Presented by: Illinois Tollway Authority

Room 2

How to Get Certified as a Minority, Female or Person with Disability with Central Management Services, Business Enterprise Program (BEP) (1 hour)
This ideal workshop will take you step-by-step through the process involved in the completion of CMS/BEP certification application including a review of the process involved in registering and search for contracting opportunities through the state's Procurement bulletin.
Presented by: Central Management Services, Business Enterprise Program

Room 3

How to Do Business on State Construction Projects (1 hour)
The workshop gives an overview of how firms may participate on CDB projects in the capacity of a Prime Design (architecture or engineering) Firm, Design Consultant, Prime Contractor, Subcontractor or Supplier; how to obtain information regarding CDB's procurement opportunities including participation goals for MBE/FBE firms.
Presented by: Illinois Capital Development Board

Room 4

How to get Prequalified Today and Get Business Tomorrow…as a Contractor (1/2 hour)
This workshop will provide information on the procurement process for contractors.
Presented by: Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Highways

Together We Will Build Roads….Are You Ready to Bid? (1/2 hour)
This workshop will provide information on the bidding process for highway projects.
Presented by: Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Highways

Room 5

How to Conduct Business with the State of Illinois and the Procurement Methods (1 hour)
An overview for conducting business with the State of Illinois , along with an explanation on the procurement methods that are listed in the Illinois Procurement Code.
Presented by: Central Management Services


Session #2-10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Room 1

Tools and Resources for Successful Government Contracting (1/2 hour)
This workshop will provide information on the tools and resources that are available to minority and women-owned businesses, including supportive services and DBE resource centers.
Presented by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Office of EEO and Office of Business and Workforce Diversity

Getting Through the Paperwork to Get Paid (1/2 hour)
This workshop will provide information on the procedures for compliance, new rules and regulations and other pertinent information
Presented by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Highways Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

Room 2

How to Get Certified as a Minority, Female or Person with Disability with Central Management Services, Business Enterprise Program (BEP) (1 hour)
This ideal workshop will take you step-by-step through the process involved in the completion of CMS/BEP certification application including a review of the process involved in registering and search for contracting opportunities through the state's Procurement bulletin.
Presented by: Central Management Services, Business Enterprise Program

Room 3

Certification: A Road to Opportunity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises(1 hour)
This workshop will provide information on DBE certification and participation. It will discuss the certification process for DBEs from start to finish.
Presented by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Office of Business and Workforce Diversity

Room 4

IDOT: More than Just Highway Construction…. (1 Hour)
This workshop will provide information on the non-construction procurement, such as goods and services. It will include information on the three types of non-procure for non-construction services.
Presented by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Office of Finance and Administration

Room 5

How to Conduct Business with the State of Illinois and the Procurement Methods (1 hour)
An overview for conducting business with the State of Illinois , along with an explanation on the procurement methods that are listed in the Illinois Procurement Code.
Presented by: Central Management Services

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