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MBE/WBE/VBE Certification

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Online Certification

We encourage firms to submit their certification application online. Whether it's a new application, annual No Change Affidavit, or Re-Certification, you can now complete your application and submit all your documents online with our new Diversity Management System.

 

To begin, please click on the following link: Online Certification.

 


If you are unable to complete an online registration, please download and complete a hard copy of the Schedule A application (download available in the Certification section below), and submit all required documentation to:

 

            Office of Contract Compliance

            118 North Clark, Room #1020

            Chicago, IL  60602

 


FEES

At this time Cook County's Office of Contract Compliance only accepts checks and money orders. Please make checks and money orders payable to Cook County Department of Revenue

 

The following processing FEES are non-refundable:

  • Certification Application - $250

  • Re-Certification Application - $100

  • No-Change Affidavit - No Charge

  • Veteran Application - No Charge

Cook County's Office of Contract Compliance certifies Minority, Women and Veteran Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/VBE) to participate in the County's Economic Development Program. Continued annual validation is required during the three (3) year term.  On the Certification's three (3) year anniversary, a Re-Certification Affidavit is required.


 

Personal Net Worth Statement

ALL applicants applying for Cook County Certification or submitting a No Change and/or Re-Certification as MBE/WBE and/or VBE must complete a "Personal Net Worth Statement" form for each qualifying owner (51%) of the applicant firm.

Personal Net WorthStatement

 


Certification

Online Certification can be done through our Diversity Management System.

 

If you are unable to complete an online registration, please download and complete a hard copy of the Schedule A application. All supporting documentation for the application must be submitted to the Office of Contract Compliance, 118 N. Clark Street, Room 1020 within ten (10) days after submission.  

 

Hardcopy Application

Schedule A – MBE/WBE/VBE Certification Application  

 

VETERAN CERTIFICATION 

Cook County will certify firms that are at least 51% owned and operated by Veterans.
Please refer to Cook County Code of Ordinance 10-O-60 Sec 34-160 - Qualified Veteran-Owned Business incentive, for more information on Veteran-Owned Business certification.

 


No-Change Affidavit

For current Cook County MBE/WBE/VBE certified vendors only.
Failure to respond annually will result in the lapse of the firm's certification and ineligibility of that firm's participation on any contract as an MBE/WBE/VBE.

 

No-Change Affidavits can be submitted online through our Diversity Management System. 
If you are unable to submit your affidavit online, you may download the file below and submit it in hard copy.
No Change Affidavit

 


 

Re-Certification Affidavit

For current Cook County MBE/WBE/VBE certified vendors only.
MBE/WBE/VBE Certification Program is valid for three (3) years. On the third year anniversary date a Re-Certification Affidavit is required.

 

Recertification can be done online through our Diversity Management System.

If you are unable to re-certify online, you may download the file below and submit it in hard copy.

Re-Certification Affidavit
 

 

 

Goals for MBE/WBE Participation

Service and Supply Construction Professional Service

25 % MBE

10%  WBE

24% MBE

10% WBE

 

35% Overall 

 

Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Finance, Bureau of

Main Office:

118 N. Clark Street Room 1020
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312)603-5502
Fax: (312) 603-6118

Director:
Jacqueline Gomez

Hours:

M-F: 8.30AM-4.30PM;
Sat-Sun: Closed

 

URL:

cookcountyil.gov/
ContractCompliance