BICEPP was established as a private sector, self- help association funded by annual sponsorship donations. BICEPP later evolved into a non-profit corporation, lead by an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors. The goal remains the same:

To provide a forum for information exchange to enhance emergency preparedness and contingency planning within the business community.

The first priority was to establish a central location where private sector representatives could obtain the latest information on emergency and disaster preparedness. The BICEPP / SCESA Resource Library now contains a multitude of books, manuals, pamphlets, articles, abstracts, and other reference materials on disaster planning, preparedness and recovery. Collected over many years, the materials range from complex corporate disaster plans and government publications to basic individual preparedness information.