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M/W/VBE Program - Certification (DBE/ACDBE/BEPD) / IL UCP Directory

The Department of Procurement Services utilizes certified businesses to promote opportunities in the contracting process by contract award to or use as a subcontractor. The list of current certification types is:

  • Airport Concessionaire Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
  • Business Enterprises owned by People with Disabilities (BEPD)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Our task is to ensure that contract awards reflect and adhere to the City of Chicago's participation goals.  Awarded contracts are monitored and audited by the Department of Procurement Services.

If you are interested in becoming certified, need an application or for more information about the MBE/WBE/VBE, BEPD & ACDBE/DBE programs, please contact the Department of Procurement Services at 312.744.4900

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Most Recent News (M/W/VBE Program - Certification (DBE/ACDBE/BEPD) / IL UCP Directory)

Jan 1, 2015 DPS 2015 Workshop Schedule
Jan 21, 2014 2014 DPS Workshop Schedule
Jan 15, 2014 Contract Compliance Inquiry Form
Jan 15, 2014 MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE Certification Inquiry Form


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Help with the procurement process

These organizations can help explain the certification process and assist applicants with the completion of various bid forms and applications.

Events and workshops designed to teach vendors about various procurement processes and contracting opportunities.

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