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2024 Veterans Outreach Forum

Where: Wyndham Hotel, Springfield IL

When: March 21, 2024 Registration at 9AM, Forum 10AM-11:30AM  Coffee, tea and water will be provided. 

Please come share your experience pursuing State contracts with us.  We want to know what’s working, what’s not, and your ideas to make contracting easier. 

Resource tables and staff will be available to explain certification, registering in BidBuy and the Illinois Procurement Gateway, and how to do business with the State.   

FOR SURVEY RESULTS-Click on the image below.

Please take our short survey: Results of this survey will be shared at the forum. 


2024 Veterans Outreach Event Agenda 

  •  9AM              Registration 
  • 10AM             Welcome
  • 10:15AM        Veterans Business Program (Certification and                        Contract Goals)
  • 10:45AM        How Contract Set-Asides Benefit You
  • 10:55AM        Q & A and Survey Results
    • Ellen H. Daley, Chief Procurement Officer for General Services
    • Alexandria M. Wilson, Acting Executive Director Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion
    • Marlene Vick, Deputy Chief of Diversity and Strategic Development Illinois Toll Highway Authority
  • 11:25AM         Closing Remarks