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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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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.

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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

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Apr 3, 2017 Registration for the 2017 Vendor Fair Now Open
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Nov 1, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Department of Procurement Services Introduce Ordinances To Expand City-Based Business Preference and Mentoring Program
Oct 28, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Department of Procurement Services Report More Than $400 Million In 2016 Contract Payments To Minority, Women Owned Firms

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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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