Businesses can complete and submit the application for MBE/WBE/VBE Certification online.
See the Certification section below.
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 Certifications three (3) year anniversary, a Re-Certification Affidavit is required.
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 and all non-qualifying owners who possess 20% or more interest in the applicant firm are required to complete this form and submit with certification documents.
Personal Net WorthStatement
You can now complete and submit your MBE/WBE/VBE Certification Application on-line.
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.
Online Certification Application
Link to the Online Certification Application
Schedule A – MBE/WBE/VBE Certification Application
Cook County will certify firms that are at least 51% owned and operated by Veterans.
Please refer toCook 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.
MBE/WBE/VBE Certification Program is valid for three (3) years. On the third year anniversary date a Re-Certification Affidavit is required.
25 % MBE
Finance, Bureau of
118 N. Clark Street Room 1020