Terms and Conditions

Illinois MBDA Business Center

Acceptance of Client Relationship 

The client agrees to: (a) acknowledge the relationship with MBDA (as demonstrated in this agreement); (b) provide firm contact and profile information; (c) disclose outcome(s) based on the services provided to the client by MBDA and/or MBDA business centers to MBDA and/or MBDA business centers; and (d) provide documentary verification to MBDA and/or MBDA business centers for transactions resulting from services provided pursuant to this engagement.  


Under this agreement, the client certifies that it is a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE). An MBE is defined as a business that is owned or controlled (greater than 50 percent) by the following persons or groups of persons that are also U.S. citizens or resident aliens admitted for lawful admission to the United States: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans (including, Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, and Tribal entities), Asian Indians, and Hasidic Jews. See 15 C.F.R. § 1400.1.

Privacy Disclosure and Information Use 

By submitting this form, your company agrees to allow the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in Washington, D.C. to share this document, information contained therein, and any supplementary material provided by your company (collectively “Client Engagement Form”) on an as needed basis, with other United States Government agencies to carry out appropriate due diligence and more effectively advocate for your interests. The Client Engagement Form also may be used by MBDA and MBDA Business Centers for the purposes of conducting research, studies, and analysis consistent with the MBDA mission as stated in Executive Order 11625. The Client Engagement Form is considered business confidential and will not be shared with any other person or organization outside the U.S. Government unless the MBDA Headquarters is given permission to do so by your company. All business confidential information will be protected from disclosure to the extent permitted by law.