City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP)

The City of Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) encourages City departments, contractors, and other vendors doing business with the City to increase the amount of goods and services provided by local businesses owned by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged groups. 

First Followers and Registrants at the Dec. 28, 2018 event

CDAP’s Objectives

The objectives of the CDAP program are to strengthen the use of businesses owned by women, racial/ethnic minorities, and other identified socially disadvantaged groups as defined in the City purchasing and contracting policies, and to build capacity for these businesses through mentoring and training, and to develop and sustain a diverse pool of qualified businesses used by the City of Champaign. CDAP program requirements apply to all City purchases and are part of the City’s purchasing policies.

Certified CDAP Vendor List

The CDAP vendor list was created to increase the utilization of women-owned, minority-owned, local economically disadvantaged, and socially disadvantaged businesses.  This list is monitored and maintained through the City’s tracking and compliance software and is managed by the City’s Equity & Engagement Department.

Apply to be a CDAP Certified Vendor

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Businesses wishing to be included on the City’s Certified CDAP Vendor List should follow the instructions for submitting an online application provided by the links below.  Once submitted, the City’s Compliance Officer will review, verify, and( if approved) certify the business as a CDAP-eligible vendor. Note: The approval process can take up to four weeks to complete.

Review the CDAP List

City departments, contractors, and other vendors doing business with the City are encouraged to purchase goods and services and/or to explore joint venture opportunities with businesses on the CDAP Vendor List.

Property Tax-Vendor Report (35 ILCS 200/18-50.2)

The City maintains lists of active vendors, prime contractors, and subcontractors. All businesses identified within these lists are designated as minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned business hold a certification.

City Bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Learn what City Bids and RFPs are currently available, and subscribe to receive information about future opportunities.

Learn More about the CDAP Program