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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. 


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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)

Nov 1, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Department of Procurement Services Introduce Ordinances To Expand City-Based Business Preference and Mentoring Program
Oct 5, 2016 City Council Approves Ordinances Proposed by Mayor Emanuel, Chairman Austin to Improve Procurement Processes
Sep 14, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Chairman Austin Introduce Multiple Ordinances to Improve Procurement Processes
Sep 14, 2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel's Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive
Jul 20, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive

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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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