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It is crucial that business owners and stakeholders participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Information Webinar

The public information webinar was held December 13, 2022 and introduced the study team, presented the study elements and methodology, described the study process, and outlined how stakeholders and business owners can participate.  You can view the recorded presentation or download the presentation slides below.

View the Webinar Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Electronic Survey of Business Owners

We will administer a comprehensive electronic survey to business owners to collect anecdotal information about firms’ experiences with the IDOT and in the overall Illinois construction marketplace.

Stakeholder/ Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct small group interviews for stakeholders and business owners. Stakeholders and business owners can provide critical insights into doing business with IDOT and its prime vendors, the effectiveness of its current contracting and equity initiatives, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.

Written Submissions

We also welcome written comments to be submitted through the dedicated study email