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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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FREE WORKSHOPS

DPS offers 19 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 2017 Workshop Schedule

Click Here for Descriptions and PowerPoints

 

2017 VENDOR FAIR

The 2017 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance Forum to give our regional businesses as many resources and networking opportunities as possible.

This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies. You will have the opportunity to attend several business workshops, learn how to join the construction trade unions, find financial, insurance, and legal assistance. Come out and network with other business owners.

WHEN: May 24, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: UIC Forum | 725 West Roosevelt | Chicago, IL 60607

2017 Vendor Fair

Most Recent News (Events & Outreach)

Jun 28, 2017 City Council Confirms Reappointment of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, Chief Procurement Officer Jamie Rhee
Jun 28, 2017 City Council Approves Measure to Alleviate Financial Burden on Construction Subcontractors
Jun 28, 2017 City Council Approves Measure to Further Support Small Businesses Owned and Operated by Persons With Disabilities
Jun 22, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces City of Chicago is One of Five Cities Chosen to Participate in City Accelerator to Further Strengthen Local Procurement Practices & Promote Economic Opportunity
May 24, 2017 Government Procurement Compliance Forum Hosts 2017 Vendor Fair

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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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