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Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSP)

Small businesses in Illinois are a major creator of new jobs and the engine for our state's economic growth.  When state government procures goods and services from Illinois' small business owners, tax dollars remain in our local economies longer.  The Small Business Set-Aside Program promotes contracting with small businesses by "setting aside" certain types of purchases.  Only qualified SBSP vendors may compete for the contracts.  In FY13, 2,106 small businesses received contract payments of $80.5 million.  What are you waiting for?

Ready to apply?  Applying for SBSP is part of registering in the IL Procurement Gateway (IPG) at

Questions?  You're an email ( away from answers.

Your next customer may be the State of Illinois!

Small Business Contracts Act templates (see CPO Notice 2015.02)
SBCA Summary Report.pdf
2015 Small Business Contracts Act Compliance Plan .docx
FY 2014 SBCA Agency Annual Report.pdf

Other SBSP Information:
Links to SBCA and SBSP Annual Reports: Annual Report Covers.pdf
SBSP Presentation 9/17/2014 in East St. Louis:  CPO SBSP Presentation.pdf
How to Search the IPG database for SBSP vendors: 20140703 How to Search the IPG Small Vendor Database.pdf
Small Business Set-Aside Program 673 NIGP Categories: 673 NIGP Code Small Business Set-Asides.xlsx  or  673 NIGP Code Small Business Set-Asides.pdf
Small Business Set-Aside Program Waiver Request: Small Business Set-Aside Program Waiver Request V.15.2.pdf 
Small Business Set-Aside Program Fact Sheet:  SBSP Fact Sheet v.15.1.pdf