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December 11, 2017
      

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
Contracting 101: How to Respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP)
This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to respond to a City of Chicago RFP. Learn about what evaluators look for in a RFP and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn helpful tips from seasoned professional on how to navigate RFP specifications efficiently.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2:30 p.m. to 3:03 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103

SAVE THE DATE!
2018 Construction Summit
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
JLM Life Center
2601 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL
The City of Chicago is hosting its 6th annual Construction Summit.
This is a great opportunity for prime contractors, sub-contractors, and construction-related business owners to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities and network.
Come out and receive details for upcoming construction projects & job order contracts (JOC). Speak with key staff including:
City of Chicago User Departments
Sister Agencies
Government Agencies
Assist Agencies
Trade Unions/Employment & Labor Organizations
Registration coming soon! www.cityofchicago.org/construction

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)

 

DPS ALERT Logo
December 4, 2017

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
The Online Schedule A Application – MBE/WBE/BEPD/VBE

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/WBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/BEPD/VBE Schedule A application, including the new Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE) certification. During this training you will learn where to find the online application, what documents are needed, and how to upload the documents. Be prepared to work on your application.

NOTE: Please bring your username and password for the Certification & Compliance System (C2) and business Tax ID number with you to class.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

How to Complete an Online Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS)
An Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS) is required of all bidders seeking to do business with the City of Chicago. Through the EDS, applicants make disclosures required by State law and City ordinances and certify to compliance with various laws and ordinances. This hands-on workshop will go over the proper way to fill out an EDS and how to submit via the online portal application.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

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)

 

 

Chicago Infrastructure Trust Opportunity: O’Hare Express System Project

O’Hare Express System Project
The Chicago Infrastructure Trust, in coordination with the City of Chicago, is pleased to announce the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the O’Hare Express System (OES) Project. This project aims to provide express transportation service between O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. This RFQ represents the commencement of the procurement process for selecting the private party that will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the OES Project.
Pre-submittal Conference and Networking Session will be held on: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602.
All prospective Respondents are strongly encouraged to register as an RFP document holder and register for the Pre-submittal Conference at:  http://chicagoinfrastructure.org/initiatives/ord-express/.
RFQ Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900

 

City of Chicago
Department of Procurement Services
December 2017 Workshop Schedule
DPS offers 19 free workshops presented quarterly to educate citizens and business owners about the fundamentals of procurement and the latest developments in procurement and certification.
For more information and to register for workshops go to www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents

December 6, 2017  2:00pm to 3:00pm
30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/WBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/BEPD Schedule A application. During this training you will learn where to find the online application, what documents are needed, and how to upload the documents. Be prepared to work on your application.

NOTE: Please bring your username and password for the Certification & Compliance System (C2) and business Tax ID number with you to class.

December 6, 2017  3:15pm to 4:15pm
30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

An Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS) is required of all bidders seeking to do business with the City of Chicago. Through the EDS, applicants make disclosures required by State law and City ordinances and certify to compliance with various laws and ordinances. This hands-on workshop will go over the proper way to fill out an EDS and how to submit via the online portal application.

December 13, 2017  2:30pm to 3:30pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 103

This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to respond to a City of Chicago RFP. Learn about what evaluators look for in a RFP and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn helpful tips from seasoned professional on how to navigate RFP specifications efficiently.

For more information and to register for workshops go to www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents

The Bid Incentives and Program Guide
The Bid Incentives and Program Guide was developed to include comprehensive information on multiple ways to grow a business, increase its capacity, foster mutually beneficial business relationships, and be more competitive on City contracts. This guide will support the pipeline of business growth at every phase – whether a business is just starting out or are a seasoned firm. The Guide offers programs and incentives that deal with construction, non-construction, as well as a matrix to best guide vendors to pairing particular incentives when bidding on contracts.
Click here to download the Bid Incentives and Program Guide.

 

Chicago DPS

YouTube Channel

  

DPS has created a YouTube Channel and live-streaming capability.

 

The DPS YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/ChicagoDPS, will broadcast all City of Chicago bid openings and workshops on procurement and certification related issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPS ALERT Logo
November 27, 2017
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
How to Become Certified
This workshop will provide information on who is qualified to be certified as a Minority or Women-Owned, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). Learn out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes in the certification process.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Doing Business with the City of Chicago
This workshop is designed to outline the role and responsibility of the Department of Procurement Services in the City’s purchasing process. Come learn about different procurement methods, such as: Small Orders, Competitive Bids, Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and Job Order Contracts (JOC). Learn about your responsibilities after you win a contract with the City of Chicago.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
The Online Schedule A Application – MBE/WBE/BEPD

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/WBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/BEPD Schedule A application. During this training you will learn where to find the online application, what documents are needed, and how to upload the documents. Be prepared to work on your application.

NOTE: Please bring your username and password for the Certification & Compliance System (C2) and business Tax ID number with you to class.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

How to Complete an Online Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS)
An Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS) is required of all bidders seeking to do business with the City of Chicago. Through the EDS, applicants make disclosures required by State law and City ordinances and certify to compliance with various laws and ordinances. This hands-on workshop will go over the proper way to fill out an EDS and how to submit via the online portal application.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

City of Chicago Information Technology Vendor Outreach Event – VENUE CHANGE
 
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE HAS CHANGED.
 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S State St
Lower Level – Multipurpose Rooms A & B
Chicago, IL 60602
Vendors that provide information technology products and services are invited to learn more about the Department of Innovation & Technology, upcoming IT procurement opportunities, and network with their peers.
DPS will also provide information about how to respond to RFPs and doing business with the City.

For more information and to register, click  here.

Illinois and Chicago Housing Authority Food Network
 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Charles A. Hayes Center, Multi Purpose Room
4859 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60615
The State of Illinois and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is hosting the Illinois Food Network event. This event is for prime and sub vendors to meet and greet, encourage Prime and sub-contracting in the food industry, and continuing the commitment to the Governor’s E.O. 2016-08 mentor/protégé initiative.
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow Illinois food industry leaders.

For more information and to register, click  here.

Elite SDVOB Network, Illinois Event
 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
The Elite SDVOB Network is holding its next Illinois Chapter meeting on Thursday, November 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The November meeting will focus on information on the City of Chicago’s newly-implemented Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) certification program and associated incentives as well as opportunities for Veteran Owned and other diverse businesses with University of Illinois at Chicago.
For more information and to register, click  here.

The Monroe Foundation

Narratives of Color Live Urban Broadcast Media Production
 
Friday, December 1, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
4108 South King Drive
Chicago, IL
The Monroe Foundation in collaboration with Urban Broadcast Media (UBM) is hosting a live broadcast panel discussion. The City of Chicago Chief Procurement Officer, Jamie L. Rhee will participate on the panel.
Visit www.urbanbroadcastmedia.com for instructions on how to download the UBM app to watch the live broadcast.
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 FacebookFollow 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 Services121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806Chicago, IL 60602312-744-4900 (voice)

312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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DPS ALERT Logo
November 20, 2017
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
How to Become Certified
This workshop will provide information on who is qualified to be certified as a Minority or Women-Owned, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). Learn out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes in the certification process.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Doing Business with the City of Chicago
This workshop is designed to outline the role and responsibility of the Department of Procurement Services in the City’s purchasing process. Come learn about different procurement methods, such as: Small Orders, Competitive Bids, Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and Job Order Contracts (JOC). Learn about your responsibilities after you win a contract with the City of Chicago.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
The Online Schedule A Application – MBE/WBE/BEPD

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/WBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/BEPD Schedule A application. During this training you will learn where to find the online application, what documents are needed, and how to upload the documents. Be prepared to work on your application.

NOTE: Please bring your username and password for the Certification & Compliance System (C2) and business Tax ID number with you to class.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

How to Complete an Online Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS)
An Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS) is required of all bidders seeking to do business with the City of Chicago. Through the EDS, applicants make disclosures required by State law and City ordinances and certify to compliance with various laws and ordinances. This hands-on workshop will go over the proper way to fill out an EDS and how to submit via the online portal application.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

Small Business Development Workshop
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Greater Englewood Small Business Development Center
815 West 63rd Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60621
Operation Hope and The Greater Englewood Small Business Development Center is hosting a free small business development workshop. Learn about the advantages and challenges of owning a business. This workshop will show attendees how to get started, build a business plan, and look for startup funding.

For more information and to RSVP, call (312) 725-8601 or email Bruce.Montgomery@operationhope.org

First Annual Chicago Black Women’s Business Week
 
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 2:30 PM – Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 PM

Chicago Black Women’s Business Week (CBWBW) is an event that honors the experiences and challenges of Black women in business. CBWBW is a platform to showcase businesses while networking, learning, and celebrating the presence and accomplishments of Black, female entrepreneurs in Chicago and beyond.

Through vendor markets, networking events and business learning, CBWBW will be a space for Black women to thrive together and support fellow businesses.

For more information, schedule of event, and to register, click, here.

City of Chicago Information Technology Vendor Outreach Event
 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
City Hall
121 North LaSalle Drive
Room 1103
Chicago, IL 60602
Vendors that provide information technology products and services are invited to learn more about the Department of Innovation & Technology, upcoming IT procurement opportunities, and network with their peers.
DPS will also provide information about how to respond to RFPs and doing business with the City.

For more information and to register, click  here.

Illinois and Chicago Housing Authority Food Network
 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Charles A. Hayes Center, Multi Purpose Room
4859 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60615
The State of Illinois and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is hosting the Illinois Food Network event. This event is for prime and sub vendors to meet and greet, encourage Prime and sub-contracting in the food industry, and continuing the commitment to the Governor’s E.O. 2016-08 mentor/protégé initiative.
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow Illinois food industry leaders.

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 FacebookFollow 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 Services121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806Chicago, IL 60602312-744-4900 (voice)312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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November 13, 2017
UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS
WEEKLY BID OPENINGS
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPSUPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.The ABC’s of DBE and ACDBE CertificationThis workshop provides an overview of the City’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs. Come learn about the application process and benefits of certification as part of the Illinois Unified Certification process with the City of Chicago, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace.Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103Click here to registerIntroduction to eProcurementDPS is embarking on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system. Come learn about the new technology that is will be used to expedite the contracting and payment processes. Learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online and how to view contracts and payments.Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor, Room 1103Click here to registerHow to Become CertifiedThis workshop will provide information on who is qualified to be certified as a Minority or Women-Owned, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). Learn out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes in the certification process.Wednesday, November 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103

Click here to register

Doing Business with the City of Chicago

This workshop is designed to outline the role and responsibility of the Department of Procurement Services in the City’s purchasing process. Come learn about different procurement methods, such as: Small Orders, Competitive Bids, Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and Job Order Contracts (JOC). Learn about your responsibilities after you win a contract with the City of Chicago.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103

Click here to register

IHCC From Classroom to Boardroom…Industry Leader Panel

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
UIC
750 South Halsted, Student Center East – Fort Dearborn Room B
Chicago, Illinois

WTS (Women in Transportation) Greater Chicago Chapter in partnership with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – U.S. DOT Great Lakes Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center are hosting a panel discussion from top level leaders within the transportation arena.

For more information and to register, click here.
Career Fair presented by Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, SERCO, and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cicero American Job Center
2318 S 61st Court, 3rd Floor
Cicero, IL 60804

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, SERCO, and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership are hosting a Career Fair for unemployed and undermployed job seekers looking to be hired into roles in a variety of fields. This event will feature resume review, job insights, and networking opportunities.

For more information and to register, click here.
NOME 2017 Transportation Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
33 West Monroe, Building Conference Room 1170
Chicago, Illinois

The National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME) is hosting the Transportation Speaker Series 2017 featuring Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of CDOT and Alejandro Leon, Deputy Commissioner of CDA.

For more information and to register, click here.
HispanicPro 2017 Law & Government Networking Forum

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fulton Market Company
205 North Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607

The Hispanic Professional Network is hosting the 2017 Law & Government Networking Forum. Connect with established leaders & rising stars in Law and Government with an evening of business networking and conversation regarding civic engagement and how to promote just policies in immigration, business and education.

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)

www.cityofchicago.org/dps
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News & Events from DPS Assist Agencies
Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall
3241 S. Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Industry Conference. This conference is designed to engage owners and key personnel within the building industry (construction, architecture, engineering) and aligned sectors, stakeholders and suppliers.
The Construction Industry Conference is a unique experience where ambitious business owners can learn, discover, connect, celebrate and help shape the future of their businesses. This is a place for professionals to experience everything they need to find success – the ideas, the connections and the practical skills. It is both inspiring and hands-on learning.
Additionally, attendees are provided information on upcoming contracting opportunities, insights and knowledge through workshops and panels, opportunities to meet with industry experts, access to industry suppliers and organizations to support business operations, and opportunities to network with other businesses to discuss forging future relationships.
For more information, visit www.constructionconference.net/
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602

312-744-4900

News & Events from DPS Assist Agencies
Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall
3241 S. Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Industry Conference. This conference is designed to engage owners and key personnel within the building industry (construction, architecture, engineering) and aligned sectors, stakeholders and suppliers.
The Construction Industry Conference is a unique experience where ambitious business owners can learn, discover, connect, celebrate and help shape the future of their businesses. This is a place for professionals to experience everything they need to find success – the ideas, the connections and the practical skills. It is both inspiring and hands-on learning.
Additionally, attendees are provided information on upcoming contracting opportunities, insights and knowledge through workshops and panels, opportunities to meet with industry experts, access to industry suppliers and organizations to support business operations, and opportunities to network with other businesses to discuss forging future relationships.
For more information, visit www.constructionconference.net/
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900

 

 

 

 

 

DPS ALERT Logo
November 6, 2017
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
Workforce Development Incentives & Programs
The City of Chicago has put numerous initiatives in place to significantly increase the number of skilled residents prepared to work in growing industries. Ensuring that disadvantaged populations and youth have access to employment opportunities in Chicago is also a high priority. This workshop will cover the Chicago Residency Ordinance and local hiring requirements, apprenticeship and ex-offender bid incentives. Additionally, information about programs from The Department of Family and Support Services and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership will be made available.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Working with Assist Agencies
City of Chicago Assist Agencies are comprised of not-for-profit agencies and/or chambers of commerce that represent the interests of small, minority and/or women owned businesses within the Chicago’s diverse communities. They offer many resources to help business at every stage of their growth cycle as well as connect prime contractors with certified firms for subcontracting opportunities. This workshop will outline the role and responsibilities of an Assist Agency.
Please note agencies will vary each session. Visit www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents for the latest schedule updates.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond Room 103
The ABC’s of DBE and ACDBE Certification
This workshop provides an overview of the City’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs. Come learn about the application process and benefits of certification as part of the Illinois Unified Certification process with the City of Chicago, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Introduction to eProcurement
City of Chicago Assist Agencies are comprised of not-for-profit agencies and/or chambers of commerce that represent the interests of small, minority and/or women owned businesses within the Chicago’s diverse communities. They offer many resources to help business at every stage of their growth cycle as well as connect prime contractors with certified firms for subcontracting opportunities. This workshop will outline the role and responsibilities of an Assist Agency.
Please note agencies will vary each session.
Visit www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents for the latest schedule updates.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor, Room 1103
Transportation Discussion & Networking Event
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
East Bank Club
500 North Kingsbury Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610

HACIA, IDOT, Illinois Tollway, and CDOT are co-hosting the Transportation Discussion and Networking Event. Attendees will be able to listen to presentations from elected officials, and a agency panel discussion. Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to networking.
For more information and to register, click here.
United States Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) 26th Millennium Builders Awards
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Ashyana Banquets
1620 75th Street

Downers Grove, IL 60516

USMCA is hosting the 26th Annual Millennium Awards to recognize key leadership in the fields of construction, business, and government sectors. The Awards Banquet will also award 3 recipients for the STEM Educational Scholarship.

The USMCA STEM Educational Foundation was created for underrepresented minority students attending Chicagoland schools. The STEM program will help inspire students to ask questions, identify challenges, probe new techniques and create solutions.

For more information, visit www.usminoritycontractors.org/
Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. Construction Industry Conference
 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall
3241 S. Federal St

Chicago, IL 60616

Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Industry Conference. This conference is designed to engage owners and key personnel within the building industry (construction, architecture, engineering) and aligned sectors, stakeholders and suppliers.
Additionally, attendees are provided information on upcoming contracting opportunities, insights and knowledge through workshops and panels, opportunities to meet with industry experts, access to industry suppliers and organizations to support business operations, and opportunities to network with other businesses to discuss forging future relationships.

For more information and to register, click here.

IHCC From Classroom to Boardroom…Industry Leader Panel
 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
UIC
750 South Halsted, Student Center East – Fort Dearborn Room B
Chicago, Illinois
WTS (Women in Transportation) Greater Chicago Chapter in partnership with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – U.S. DOT Great Lakes Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center are hosting a panel discussion from top level leaders within the transportation arena.

For more information and to register, click here.

NOME 2017 Transportation Speaker Series
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
33 West Monroe, Building Conference Room 1170
Chicago, Illinois
The National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME) is hosting the Transportation Speaker Series 2017 featuring Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of CDOT and Alejandro Leon, Deputy Commissioner of CDA.

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

   

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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 Services121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806Chicago, IL 60602312-744-4900 (voice)312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

 

 

 

City of Chicago Rolls-Out Veterans Business Enterprise (VBE) Certification & Bid Incentive and Programs Guide

What is VBE certification?

The City of Chicago VBE certification can be awarded to small and local business that are owned and operated by veterans who have been generally or honorably discharged. To take advantage of City of Chicago veteran programs/incentives, veteran-owned businesses must be VBE certified by the City of Chicago.

How do you get City of Chicago VBE certified?

New applicants:
  • Visit www.cityofchicago.org/vbe and click on “Apply for Certification” – Online Applications open October 19, 2017.
  • Certification applications are accepted ONLINE ONLY
  • Download a user manual or sign up for a training class for assistance.
Existing Certified Firms: Email dps.certification@cityofchicago.org to receive an online request through the Certification & Compliance (C2) system.  At that time you will be required to upload a letter on company letterhead and supporting documentation including the DD-214 and/or DD-215 forms.

Benefits of City of Chicago VBE certification

  • Opportunities to participate in a number of programs which are designed to promote contracting opportunities for VBE firms
  • Veteran/small business JV bid incentive – 5% for eligible joint ventures and small, local, veteran-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned subcontractor bid incentive – up to 2% for utilization of veteran-owned subcontractors
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses can also apply to be certified as a Business Enterprises Owned or Operated by People with Disabilities (BEPD)
  • Listing in City of Chicago Certified Firms Directory.

For more information and FAQs, visit www.cityofchicago.org/vbe

BID INCENTIVES & PROGRAM GUIDE
The Bid Incentives and Program Guide was developed to include comprehensive information on multiple ways to grow a business, increase its capacity, foster mutually beneficial business relationships, and be more competitive on City contracts. This guide will support the pipeline of business growth at every phase – whether a business is just starting out or are a seasoned firm. The Guide offers programs and incentives that deal with construction, non-construction, as well as a matrix to best guide vendors to pairing particular incentives when bidding on contracts.
Click here to download the Bid Incentives and Program Guide.
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602

 

 

Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive & DFSS Community Reentry Support Centers

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DPS Ex-Offender Utilization Procurement Bid Incentive
The Department of Family Support Services (DFSS) and the Department of Procurement Services (DPS) have joined together for an opportunity for returning citizens to participate on City contracts. New Municipal Code section 2-92-336 incentivizes prime contractors to sponsor ex-offenders into apprenticeship training programs and utilize their labor hours in the performance of a City contract.
By offering a bid incentive to City contractors, this ordinance will support individuals who were previously incarcerated but are re-entering the workforce and making efforts to obtain ongoing education and training.
To read the full details about the ordinance, click here. As part of the new program, DFSS will work with delegate agencies with workforce development programs to recruit, screen and refer potential qualified candidates for these opportunities.
 
DFSS Community Reentry Support Centers

Through employment preparation services, transitional jobs programs and skill training in high demand industries, individuals gain valuable work experience and skills needed for the workplace or to move on to more advanced education and training programs.
DFSS’ experienced delegate agency partners will recruit, screen and refer potential qualified candidates for these opportunities. All candidates will go through an initial intake process where their eligibility for this program will be determined and documentation received.  These agencies will work with both CPD (Chicago Police Department) and IDOC (Illinois Department of Corrections) to verify requirements for inclusion and when appropriate the local corrections agency in charge will be contacted for verification and documentation.
Candidates will go through an intensive orientation and receive counseling to assist with obtaining and retaining employment as well as screening for the employment opportunities.  The counseling will begin pre-employment and continue post -employment offering the necessary support and supportive services necessary for sustained success.
Those interested in hiring or participating in the program can contact any of the Community Re-Entry Support Centers:
Westside Health Authority
5816 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60651 (773) 332-6772
Contact: Roger H. Ehmen, Director
Howard Area Community Center
1623 West Howard St.
Chicago, Il 60626
(773) 332-6772
Contact: Charles Hardwick, Director
Teamwork Englewood
6424 South Halsted
Building W, Rm W133
Chicago, Il 60621
(773) 488-6607
Contact: Johnny Outlaw
Phalanx Family Services
837 West 119th Street
Chicago, Il 60643
(773) 291-1086
Contact: Hugo Davis, Case Manager
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900

 

 

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October 30, 2017
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
The JOC Information Session
A Job Order Contract (JOC) is another delivery method for the City of Chicago to procure construction services. JOC is a firm, fixed price, competitive bid with indefinite quantity, delivery method designed to produce a large number of multi-trade, repair and rehabilitation projects, as well as minor new construction projects quickly. This workshop offers an overview of JOC and how to bid as a Prime contractor.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Workforce Development Incentives & Programs
The City of Chicago has put numerous initiatives in place to significantly increase the number of skilled residents prepared to work in growing industries. Ensuring that disadvantaged populations and youth have access to employment opportunities in Chicago is also a high priority. This workshop will cover the Chicago Residency Ordinance and local hiring requirements, apprenticeship and ex-offender bid incentives. Additionally, information about programs from The Department of Family and Support Services and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership will be made available.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Working with Assist Agencies
City of Chicago Assist Agencies are comprised of not-for-profit agencies and/or chambers of commerce that represent the interests of small, minority and/or women owned businesses within the Chicago’s diverse communities. They offer many resources to help business at every stage of their growth cycle as well as connect prime contractors with certified firms for subcontracting opportunities. This workshop will outline the role and responsibilities of an Assist Agency.
Please note agencies will vary each session. Visit www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents for the latest schedule updates.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Flood, Room 1103
2017 UIC Construction Summit “Building Your Future with the University of Illinois”
 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
UIC Student Center East
(3rd Floor Meeting Room),
750 South Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
The University of Chicago is hosting the 2017 Construction Summit, November 2, 2017. This event is an opportunity to learn how to become a successful partner with the University of Illinois as well as networking with other Universities and governmental entities.
Stop by the DPS table to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities, certification, and how to do business with the City of Chicago.

For more information and to register, click here.

BACP Small Business Center On the Road Expo
 
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Malcolm X College
1900 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60612
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.
Stop by the DPS table to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities, how to become certified, and doing business with the City of Chicago.

For more information, click here.

National Latino Education Institute Emerging Leaders Celebration
 
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cactus Bar & Grill
404 S. Wells
 
The National Latino Education Institute is hosting the Emerging Leaders Celebration honoring City of Chicago Clerk Anna Valencia. The event will help NLEI enhance the quality of life for Latinos.
For more information, click here.
United States Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) 26th Millennium Builders Awards
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Ashyana Banquets
1620 75th Street

Downers Grove, IL 60516

USMCA is hosting the 26th Annual Millennium Awards to recognize key leadership in the fields of construction, business, and government sectors. The Awards Banquet will also award 3 recipients for the STEM Educational Scholarship.

The USMCA STEM Educational Foundation was created for underrepresented minority students attending Chicagoland schools. The STEM program will help inspire students to ask questions, identify challenges, probe new techniques and create solutions.

For more information, visit www.usminoritycontractors.org/
Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. Construction Industry Conference
 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall
3241 S. Federal St

Chicago, IL 60616

Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Industry Conference. This conference is designed to engage owners and key personnel within the building industry (construction, architecture, engineering) and aligned sectors, stakeholders and suppliers.
Additionally, attendees are provided information on upcoming contracting opportunities, insights and knowledge through workshops and panels, opportunities to meet with industry experts, access to industry suppliers and organizations to support business operations, and opportunities to network with other businesses to discuss forging future relationships.

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 FacebookFollow 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 Services121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806Chicago, IL 60602312-744-4900 (voice)312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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Vision Zero Chicago
Under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Vision Zero initiative builds a partnership between City leadership and the public to prioritize human life and the safety of our streets.VISION ZERO brings together the policies, partnerships, and technologies that prevent death and serious injury from traffic crashes.
CHICAGO’S VISION ZERO Action Plan is a guiding document identifying the City’s priorities and resources for traffic safety initiatives through 2019.More than a dozen City departments and sister agencies collaborated to develop the plan.
As part of Vision Zero, the City has adopted new safety requirements for large vehicles used in the performance of services for the City. Pursuant to Section 2-92-597 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, all contracts valued at $2,000,000 or more, which are funded by the City, and which are for construction services or whose performance requires the use of a large vehicle, will require the contractor and its subcontractors to retrofit large vehicles with safety enhancing equipment, including, lateral protective devices, crossover mirrors or convex mirrors.
These requirements will be phased in over the next four years, and will apply to
  • (i) one-fourth of a contractor’s or a subcontractor’s large vehicles used in the performance of a City contract on or after July 1, 2018 but before July 1, 2019;
  • (ii) one-half of a Contractor’s or a Subcontractor’s large vehicles used in the performance of the Contract on or after July 1, 2019 but before July 1, 2020;
  • (iii) three-fourths of a Contractor’s or a Subcontractor’s large vehicles used in the performance of the Contract on or after July 1, 2020 but before July 1, 2021; and
  • (iv) all of a Contractor’s or a Subcontractor’s large vehicles used in the performance of the Contract on or after July 1, 2021.
The City is hosting a free Truck Safety Equipment Demo on November 1, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the street in from of the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive.  Subject matter experts from the Chicago Department of Transportation and Fleet & Facilities Management will be on hand to answer questions.

More information about Vision Zero can be found at: http://visionzerochicago.org

City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900

 

 

 

 

 

News & Events from DPS Assist Agencies
Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall
3241 S. Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Construction Industry Conference. This conference is designed to engage owners and key personnel within the building industry (construction, architecture, engineering) and aligned sectors, stakeholders and suppliers.
The Construction Industry Conference is a unique experience where ambitious business owners can learn, discover, connect, celebrate and help shape the future of their businesses. This is a place for professionals to experience everything they need to find success – the ideas, the connections and the practical skills. It is both inspiring and hands-on learning.
Additionally, attendees are provided information on upcoming contracting opportunities, insights and knowledge through workshops and panels, opportunities to meet with industry experts, access to industry suppliers and organizations to support business operations, and opportunities to network with other businesses to discuss forging future relationships.
For more information, visit www.constructionconference.net/
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900

 

Don’t forget to RSVP to the Joint Public Safety Training Academy Project Pre-Submittal Conference and Networking happening Wednesday, October 25 th, 2017!

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust, in coordination with the City of Chicago and the City’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM), has issued a Request for Qualifications for the Joint Public Safety Training Academy Project.
This project will consolidate and replace various Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago Fire Department (CFD) training facilities located throughout the City of Chicago, and provide new indoor and outdoor scenario-based training spaces. This RFQ represents the first part of a process that will ultimately select the developer who will design, build, and provide financing for the comprehensive training academy campus at 4301 W. Chicago Avenue.
All prospective Respondents are strongly encouraged to register the Respondent’s company as an RFP document holder by contacting the CIT by email at: JPSTA@chicagoinfrastructure.org.
RFQ Responses Due: No Later Than 4:00 p.m. CST on Monday, November 20, 2017
Pre-submission Conference and Networking Session will be held on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624.
You may register to attend the conference here:  https://goo.gl/forms/XBS9yIcvpfubisd32
For more information, visit: http://chicagoinfrastructure.org/initiatives/joint-public-safety-training-academy-project/
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Bid & Bond Room 103
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900

 

 

 

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October 16, 2017
      

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 19 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
Your Business is Certified: Now What?
This workshop will provide valuable information to newly certified firms on how to compete for City contracts as well as providing information on resources available to firms. Are you prepared to meet with prime contractors? Have you considered joint venturing on contracting opportunities? Are you attending pertinent networking events? Come hear advice from subject matter experts.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Introduction to eProcurement
This workshop will provide valuable information to newly certified firms on how to compete for City contracts as well as providing information on resources available to firms. Are you prepared to meet with prime contractors? Have you considered joint venturing on contracting opportunities? Are you attending pertinent networking events? Come hear advice from subject matter experts.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor, Room 103
How to Become Certified
This workshop will provide valuable information to newly certified firms on how to compete for City contracts as well as providing information on resources available to firms. Are you prepared to meet with prime contractors? Have you considered joint venturing on contracting opportunities? Are you attending pertinent networking events? Come hear advice from subject matter experts.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103
Doing Business with the City of Chicago
This workshop will provide valuable information to newly certified firms on how to compete for City contracts as well as providing information on resources available to firms. Are you prepared to meet with prime contractors? Have you considered joint venturing on contracting opportunities? Are you attending pertinent networking events? Come hear advice from subject matter experts.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) Awards Gala
  
October 25, 2017
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South King Dr., Chicago, IL
Registration opens at 5:30pm
The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2017 IHCC Awards Gala to recognize exceptional leaders within the Illinois business community.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or payment contact Ivette Trevino, IHCC Director of Events, at 312.425.9500.

Congressman Bobby Rush Franchise Business Opportunity Fair
 
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00 to 1:00pm
Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall Conference Center
3241 S Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616

The Office of Congressman Bobby Rush is hosting the

Franchise Business Opportunity Fair. This is an opportunity for attendees to network and learn about how to start a franchise. Seats are limited.
RSVP today at (773) 779-2400 or via e-Mail at Younus.Suleman@mail.house.gov

2017 UIC Construction Summit “Building Your Future with the University of Illinois”
 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
UIC Student Center East
(3rd Floor Meeting Room),
750 South Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
The University of Chicago is hosting the 2017 Construction Summit, November 2, 2017. This event is an opportunity to learn how to become a successful partner with the University of Illinois as well as networking with other Universities and governmental entities.
Stop by the DPS table to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities, certification, and how to do business with the City of Chicago.

For more information and to register, click here.

BACP Small Business Center On the Road Expo
 
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Malcolm X College
1900 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60612
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.
Stop by the DPS table to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities, how to become certified, and doing business with the City of Chicago.

For more information, 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

   

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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 Services121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806Chicago, IL 60602312-744-4900 (voice)312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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2016 Vendor Fair hosted by the GPC Forum 

The 2016 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.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend several business workshops, learn how to join the construction trade unions, find financial, insurance, and legal assistance.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9:00am to 1:00pm
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road

Chicago, Illinois  60607

For more information and to register go to:
www.2016VendorFair.com
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle St. Room 806
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-744-4900
City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services,121 N. LaSalle St. Room 806, Chicago, IL 60602
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April 4, 2016
     

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Invites all residents to the

Chicago Resident
Service Fair
Talk with experts and access essential services in your community

  • Home Buyer Assistance Programs
  • Youth and Senior Programs
  • Income Tax and Financial Assistance
  • Blood Pressure Checks and Vaccines
  • Job and Skills Training
  • Basic Neighborhood Services and more

Saturday, April 9, 2016

10:00am to 2:00pm

Daley College

7500 S. Pulaski

Chicago, Illinois

 

Free on-site parking

 

www.cityofchicago.org/servicefairs

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 18 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
City of Chicago
Procurement Fundamentals
 
This workshop will cover the laws which govern the procurement process, including the Municipal Purchasing Act and Municipal Code of Chicago.
Come learn procurement terms, definitions, policies, rules and regulations, such as the Special Conditions regarding M/W/DBE participation and Economic Disclosure Statements before you start the bidding process.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle
Bid & Bond Room 103
*NEW IN 2016*
Introduction to eProcurement
DPS is embarking on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system.
Come learn about the new technology that is going to be used to expedite the contracting and payment processes.  Learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online and how to view contracts and payments.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
3:15pm to 4:15pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle
Bid & Bond Room 103

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.

Job Order Contracting Workshop:
Roof, Porch, Heat Program

   

The Department of Planning and Development is hosting a workshop for Chicago’s construction vendors. Attendees will learn the ins-and-outs of DPD’s job order contracting process, and hear
information about two unique grants available to lower income Chicagoans: the Emergency Heating Repair Program and the Roof and Porch Repair Program.Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:00am to 12:30pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1103
Chicago, IllinoisOfficials from DPD, the Department of Procurement Services and The Gordian Group will offer details on the job order contracting process, including its budget, program volume, procurement methods and more. The budget, which can vary, is currently estimated at $6 million per year. That amounts to as many as 500 small residential repair projects annually. The workshop’s aim is to familiarize the job order
contracting process for the porch, roof and heat programs to a wide pool of construction professionals.This program provides opportunities for our local minority- and women-owned small businesses. The workshop will also give a detailed explanation of two federal grant programs, previously known as the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. They are available to repair heating systems, roofs and porches, and can help maintain the vibrancy of Chicago’s neighborhoods. The funds are available to residential properties that are owner occupied, have less than four units, and meet certain income requirements. Typical repair costs range between $10,000 and $25,000 per project.For additional information or to RSVP, contact:
Frankie Williams
Frankie.Williams@cityofchicago.org

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The Online Schedule A Application – MBE/WBE/BEPD
August 5, 2015   2:30pm to 3:30pm
30 N. LaSalle, 6th Flr.  CDOT Computer Lab

This workshop will give hands on experience filling out the MBE/WBE/BEPD Schedule A application.  During this training you will learn where to find the online application, what documents will be needed, and how to upload the documents.  Be prepared to work on your application.NOTE:  Please bring your username and password for the Certification/Compliance (C2) System and Business Tax ID Number with you to class.    

DPS Incentive Overview:
Getting the Most From Your Bids
August 12, 2015   2:30pm to 3:30pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, 1st Flr.  Room 103
This workshop will discuss all of the ordinances that have been established regarding contracting with the City of Chicago, and offer an opportunity for individuals to ask questions.  Come learn about how DPS incentives and ordinances can help you do business with the City of Chicago.
Learn about Veteran / Small Business Joint Venture Bid incentive, the Diversity Credit Program, Small Business Initiative, and Chicago First Local Business Bidding Preference, and many more..
Meet the Department of Procurement Services
August 19, 2015  2:30pm to 3:30pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, 1st Flr.  Room 103
Do you have questions about how to become a successful bidder on City of Chicago contracting opportunities?  Do you have questions about contract and bid specification language?  Come and ask your questions to the City’s Procurement Staff.  You will be able to speak directly to procurement staff that is eager to assist you in learning about the City’s procurement process.
How to Become Certified
August 26, 2015  2:00pm to 3:00pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, 1st Flr.  Room 103
This workshop will provide information on who is qualified to be certified as a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise, and Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD).  Find out what documents are needed when submitting an application and how to avoid the most common mistakes.
Doing Business with the City of Chicago
August 26, 2015  3:15pm to 4:15pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, 1st Flr.  Room 103
This workshop is designed to outline the role and responsibility of the Department of Procurement Services in the City’s purchasing process.  Ideal for companies looking to do business with the City of Chicago.