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Events & Outreach

Take advantage of many opportunities through workshops and events to learn about the procurement process.  Convenient locations and times are happening Citywide.  Check often for a topic of interest to you. 


Click Here to REGISTER for Upcoming Workshops & Events



DPS offers 18 different classes on procurement and certification-related issues free to the public.  These classes are offered monthly or quarterly and provide opportunities for greater knowledge on governmental contracting policies and procedures in order to increase competition and minority and women-owned business utilization on City contracts.

All workshops are free!  See the link below for scheduled workshops.

Click Here for a printable 2016 Workshop Schedule

Click Here for Descriptions and PowerPoints


2016 Vendor Fair Thank you

Thank you for attending the GPCF 2016 Vendor Fair 

Most Recent News (Events & Outreach)

Jul 20, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive
Jul 20, 2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel's Ordinance to Expand Veterans Bid Incentive
Jun 28, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Initiative to Increase Support for Neighborhood Businesses Throughout Chicago
May 25, 2016 Government Procurement Compliance Forum Host 2016 Vendor Fair
May 18, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Measure to Expand DPS Apprenticeship Bid Incentive to CPS Graduates

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Supporting Information

The Department of Procurement Services provides monthly workshops to assist business owners in doing business with the City of Chicago. All workshops are free!  See the link below for the scheduled workshops.

DPS 2016 Workshop Schedule


Department Main Office

Procurement Services

  • Phone: 312.744.4900
    TTY: 312.744.2949
    Fax: 312.744.0010
  • 121 N. LaSalle St.
    Room 806
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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