Target Market Program
The Illinois General Assemble enacted Senate Bill 1923 and on July 28, 2011 the Governor signed into law Public Act 097-0228, establishing the Target Market Program to remedy particular incidents of egregious race or gender discrimination in Transportation related contracts. For information regarding the Illinois Statue governing the Target Market program visit
20 ILCS 2705/2705-600.
Who is eligible to apply?
Qualified minority and women contracting firms.
What are the benefits?
The Target Market Program seeks to provide procurement opportunities for minority and women-owned firms to bid as prime contractors and is aimed to further diversity in the IDOT Construction Program.
IDOT conducted Public Hearings during December 2011 in Chicago, Peoria and East St. Louis in an effort to start gathering public comment of evidence of egregious discrimination. For information on the hearings please click here.
As a result of these Public Hearings, the research and findings provided by IDOT consultant, Mason Tillman and Associates, at this time the Target Market program is limited to the Metro East/District 8 area.
- To view the Chief Procurement Officer’s Target Market written determination, please click here.
- To view the Target Market General Assembly Report - 2012 Supplement, please click here.
IDOT is preparing for the second Target Market letting in the Metro East/District 8 area on February 15, 2013. To view the Target Market letting information, please click here.
Please see the Target Market Information Meeting scheduled for Monday, February 4th in the Metro East area.