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Frank McNeil, Director - Office of Business and Workforce Diversity

Frank McNeil, Director - Office of Business and Workforce Diversity


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Business Opportunities Coordinator
(217) 558-3964

Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

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 District 4 Target Market Public Hearing
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
10:00am – 1:00pm
Gateway Conference Center
200 NE Water St. Rm. 201
Peoria, IL

Public comments can also be submitted via phone by calling 866-791-2882
Or by sending an email to DOT.TargetMarket@illinois.gov

District 4 Disparity Study is attached for review and can also be located on the IDOT website and at the District 4 Resource Center.

Click here for the D4 Disparity Study

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