DPS Alerts | August 2018

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August 13, 2018
      

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
Click here to register for workshops.
Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Information Session
Attend this workshop to learn more about this innovative program that can take your business to the next level. Learn what it takes to grow a business, how to increase your staff, create effective marketing strategies, and develop important business relationships. This class with teach you how to apply for this free, competitive application program sponsored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
Bid & Bond, Room 103
Introduction to eProcurement
DPS is continuing on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system. eProcurement applies digital technology to the acquisition of goods and services. It will allow DPS to collaborate with City Departments to create solicitations and contracts online, greatly reducing the time it takes to complete procurements. Come watch a demonstration and learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online, and how to view contracts and payments.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
11th Floor, Room 1103
Propelling Your Business through Aviation Opportunities
The City of Chicago’s two major airports (O’Hare and Midway International) create more than $45 billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs for the region. This workshop focuses on aviation-specific contracting opportunities in construction, work services, operations and maintenance. Learn about the Chicago Department of Aviation and how to do business with the City of Chicago at its major airports.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
11th Floor, Room 1103
How to Become Certified
DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Veteran-Owned Business (VBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).This workshop will provide detailed information on who is qualified to be a Chicago certified form. Learn out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes in the certification process. Subject matter experts will be on-hand to answer all your questions about common certification topics.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
Bid & Bond, Room 103
Procurement Fundamentals: Doing Business with the City of Chicago
Do you have questions about how to become a successful bidder on City contracting opportunities? Unsure where to begin? This informational workshop highlights the role and responsibility of DPS in the City’s purchasing process. Come learn about different procurement methods and the laws which govern the procurement process. Once completed, you will better understand what it takes before you start the bidding process and your responsibilities after you have won a contract with the City of Chicago.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
Bid & Bond, Room 103

SBA Illinois Annual 8(a) Small Business Conference
     
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Room 330
Chicago, IL 60604
The Annual 8(a) Small Business Conference will feature workshops, panel discussions and matchmaking. If you are interested in expanding your business footprint into federal contracting or growing relationships with state, local and commercial partners, this is the event you will want to attend.
For more information and to register, click  here.

CTA Workshops: Driving Small Businesses the Distance
     
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 am
CTA Headquaters
567 West Lake Street
2nd Floor, Bid Room
Chicago, IL 60661
Are you interested in becoming a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise? Would you like to learn more about upcoming contracting opportunities with the CTA? Are you on a CTA contract and need to know how to manage your payments? Receive knowledge and first hand tips that will successfully help small businesses drive down the road of a successful contracting with the CTA.

For more information and to register, click here.

St. Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries (SPCDM) 5th Annual Construction Conference & Expo
     
 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Paul Community Development Ministries, Inc.
4550 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
St. Paul Community Development Ministries, Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Expo from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This Expo is designed to provide individuals interested in U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs with all the necessary information and resources essential to succeeding.
This event will also provide hands-on workshop opportunities and networking to pursue a career in the construction trades and other related industries.

For more information and to register, click here.

Wintrust Training Workshops:

Financial Management

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 am
Wintrust Financial
9700 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) is hosting Training Workshops for small businesses. The June workshop focuses on time management. This workshop explains best practices commonly employed by a small business including pareto analysis, ABC method, Eisenhower method and POSEC method.
To RSVP, please click here!

CDA Community Career Fair
     
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Malcolm X College
1900 W. Jackson
Rooms 1100, 1103, and 1106-1108
Chicago, IL 60612
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a community career fair. This is an opportunity to meet representatives from companies looking to hire individuals to work at O’Hare and Midway International Airports in the following areas:
  • Airlines
  • Cargo
  • Concessions
  • Hospitality
  • Security and more
The CDA is committed to administering a robust community outreach and workforce development program. These career fairs are designed to ensure that hiring opportunities are afforded to residents from all corners of the city.
For more information and to register, click here.

Metra’s 4th Annual Vendor Fair:
On Track to Success
     
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue SIX10
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Metra is hosting the 4th annual On Track to Success. Join Metra as they recognize and honor prime contractors, subcontractors, assist agencies and staff members that have provided exceptional service and promote diversity and inclusion. This event will provide small businesses access to prime contractors, a chance to register as a Metra vendor and an opportunity to attend a free educational workshop.
For more information and to register, click here.

WEEKLY BID OPPORTUNITY LIST
What We Offer

Over $100,000 bid opportunities

Bid opportunities for goods and services are primarily awarded by a competitive bid process. Contracts are awarded to the lowest, most responsible & most responsive bidder.  The weekly Bid Opportunity List (BOL) is the resource to find currently advertised contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago.
 
BID OPENINGS NOW ON YouTube
The DPS YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/ChicagoDPS,will broadcast all City of Chicago bid openings.  You can find the date and time of the bid openings on the weekly

Bid Opportunity List by clicking here.

Look for upcoming pre-bid meetings.
 
Pre-bid meetings are a good opportunity to meet the contractors who are going to bid on projects, especially if you are bidding as a subcontractor.  Also, as a contractor you get to hear all the details of the project and you have an opportunity to ask questions specifically relating to your business.

Follow Chicago DPS on
YouTube,
Facebook & Twitter

   

  Like us on Facebook           Follow us on Twitter          

 

About City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services:   We are the contracting authority for the procurement of goods and services for the City of Chicago.
We pledge to work together as a team and with our customers to guarantee an open, fair and timely process by establishing, communicating, and enforcing superior business practices.

Integrity, Public Trust and the Law are our guiding principles.

 

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services

121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806

Chicago, IL 60602

312-744-4900 (voice)

312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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August 6, 2018
      

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
Click here to register for workshops.
Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Information Session
Attend this workshop to learn more about this innovative program that can take your business to the next level. Learn what it takes to grow a business, how to increase your staff, create effective marketing strategies, and develop important business relationships. This class with teach you how to apply for this free, competitive application program sponsored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
Bid & Bond, Room 103
Introduction to eProcurement
DPS is continuing on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system. eProcurement applies digital technology to the acquisition of goods and services. It will allow DPS to collaborate with City Departments to create solicitations and contracts online, greatly reducing the time it takes to complete procurements. Come watch a demonstration and learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online, and how to view contracts and payments.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
11th Floor, Room 1103
Propelling Your Business through Aviation Opportunities
The City of Chicago’s two major airports (O’Hare and Midway International) create more than $45 billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs for the region. This workshop focuses on aviation-specific contracting opportunities in construction, work services, operations and maintenance. Learn about the Chicago Department of Aviation and how to do business with the City of Chicago at its major airports.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
11th Floor, Room 1103
How to Become Certified
DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Veteran-Owned Business (VBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).This workshop will provide detailed information on who is qualified to be a Chicago certified form. Learn out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes in the certification process. Subject matter experts will be on-hand to answer all your questions about common certification topics.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
Bid & Bond, Room 103
Procurement Fundamentals: Doing Business with the City of Chicago
Do you have questions about how to become a successful bidder on City contracting opportunities? Unsure where to begin? This informational workshop highlights the role and responsibility of DPS in the City’s purchasing process. Come learn about different procurement methods and the laws which govern the procurement process. Once completed, you will better understand what it takes before you start the bidding process and your responsibilities after you have won a contract with the City of Chicago.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

121 N. LaSalle St.
Bid & Bond, Room 103

Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce 2018 Convention
     
 
August 7-8, 2018
Par-a-Dice Hotel & Casino
21 Blackjack Blvd.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
City of Chicago Assist Agency, The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2018 Annual Convention. This year’s convention will include one-on-one matchmakers meetings with key decision makers for procurement as well a networking opportunities for attendees looking to do business with the public and private sectors.
The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) is the largest Black trade organization in the state of Illinois and works to build and support black-owned businesses throughout the state. Additionally, join DPS CPO Shannon E. Andrews and CDA Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee for a welcome reception and a fireside chat with “Women in Power”.

For more information and to register, click here.

LGBT Chamber of Commerce: Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community: Talent, Revenue, & Supplier Diversity
     
 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm
Catalyst Ranch 
656 W. Randolph Street 
Chicago, IL 60661
The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois is hosting the Engaging the LGBTQ+ Community: Talent, Revenue, & Supplier Diversity event. This event will include a panel of leaders who will share insight on how to be successful in engaging the LGBTQ+ community and how these actions impact talent, revenue, and supplier diversity.
For more information and to register, click  here.

SBA Illinois Annual 8(a) Small Business Conference
     
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Room 330
Chicago, IL 60604
The Annual 8(a) Small Business Conference will feature workshops, panel discussions and matchmaking. If you are interested in expanding your business footprint into federal contracting or growing relationships with state, local and commercial partners, this is the event you will want to attend.
For more information and to register, click  here.

CTA Workshops: Driving Small Businesses the Distance
     
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 am
CTA Headquaters
567 West Lake Street
2nd Floor, Bid Room
Chicago, IL 60661
Are you interested in becoming a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise? Would you like to learn more about upcoming contracting opportunities with the CTA? Are you on a CTA contract and need to know how to manage your payments? Receive knowledge and first hand tips that will successfully help small businesses drive down the road of a successful contracting with the CTA.

For more information and to register, click here.

St. Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries (SPCDM) 5th Annual Construction Conference & Expo
     
 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Paul Community Development Ministries, Inc.
4550 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
St. Paul Community Development Ministries, Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Expo from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This Expo is designed to provide individuals interested in U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs with all the necessary information and resources essential to succeeding.
This event will also provide hands-on workshop opportunities and networking to pursue a career in the construction trades and other related industries.

For more information and to register, click here.

CDA Community Career Fair
     
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Malcolm X College
1900 W. Jackson
Rooms 1100, 1103, and 1106-1108
Chicago, IL 60612
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a community career fair. This is an opportunity to meet representatives from companies looking to hire individuals to work at O’Hare and Midway International Airports in the following areas:
  • Airlines
  • Cargo
  • Concessions
  • Hospitality
  • Security and more
The CDA is committed to administering a robust community outreach and workforce development program. These career fairs are designed to ensure that hiring opportunities are afforded to residents from all corners of the city.
For more information and to register, click  here.

WEEKLY BID OPPORTUNITY LIST
What We Offer

Over $100,000 bid opportunities

Bid opportunities for goods and services are primarily awarded by a competitive bid process. Contracts are awarded to the lowest, most responsible & most responsive bidder.  The weekly Bid Opportunity List (BOL) is the resource to find currently advertised contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago.
 
BID OPENINGS NOW ON YouTube
The DPS YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/ChicagoDPS,will broadcast all City of Chicago bid openings.  You can find the date and time of the bid openings on the weekly

Bid Opportunity List by clicking here.

Look for upcoming pre-bid meetings.
 
Pre-bid meetings are a good opportunity to meet the contractors who are going to bid on projects, especially if you are bidding as a subcontractor.  Also, as a contractor you get to hear all the details of the project and you have an opportunity to ask questions specifically relating to your business.

Follow Chicago DPS on
YouTube,
Facebook & Twitter

   

  Like us on Facebook           Follow us on Twitter          

 

About City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services:   We are the contracting authority for the procurement of goods and services for the City of Chicago.
We pledge to work together as a team and with our customers to guarantee an open, fair and timely process by establishing, communicating, and enforcing superior business practices.Integrity, Public Trust and the Law are our guiding principles. 

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services

121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806

Chicago, IL 60602

312-744-4900 (voice)

312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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