DPS Alerts | June 2018

 

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Notice Regarding Executive Order 2014-1 and the Chicago Base Wage Ordinance Rates for 2018
  
The new base wage (“living wage”) for contracts advertised prior to October 1, 2014 will be $12.55 as of July 1, 2018.  Please use that figure for all amendments for contracts affected by that ordinance.
For City of Chicago contracts advertised on or after October 1, 2014, Contractors must comply with Mayoral Executive Order 2014-1.  The Minimum Wage to be paid pursuant to the Order increases to $13.80 per hour as of July 1, 2018.
Also, please keep in mind that the Chicago Minimum Wage ordinance, which took effect on December 2, 2014, increases to $12.00 per hour as of July 1, 2018.  This is the minimum amount to be paid to all workers within the City of Chicago, not just employees of City contractors.  In addition, the Minimum Wage Ordinance requires paid sick leave effective July 1, 2017.

If a Contractor is required by Executive Order 2014-1, the Base Wage Ordinance, or other law (e.g. Prevailing Wage) to pay a higher rate, that higher rate will apply.

For more information, click here to view the full notice.
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
June 2018 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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Workshop Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/W/VBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/VBE/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 with the assistance of a subject matter expert.

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Workshop Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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. Please note that all vendors must bring their FEIN information in order to create an online EDS account and complete the online EDS application.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Workshop Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor, Room 1103

The City of Chicago has created numerous initiatives to significantly increase the number of skilled residents prepared to work in growing industries. Ensuring that disadvantaged populations have access to employment opportunities in Chicago is a high priority. This workshop will cover the Project Area Resident Ordinance and local hiring requirements, apprenticeship utilization and ex-offender bid incentives. Additionally, the Department of Family and Support Services and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership will feature programs they offer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Workshop Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor, Room 1103

City of Chicago Assist Agencies are comprised of not-for-profit agencies and/or chambers of commerce that represent the interests of small, local, minority, women, veteran, and disadvantaged- owned businesses within the Chicago’s diverse communities. These organizations 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 that agencies will vary each session.

The following Assist Agencies will be presenting:
Visit www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents for the latest Assist Agencies to present.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Workshop Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor, Room 1103

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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Workshop Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond, Room 103

This workshop will provide an overview of vendor requirements, including information about paying correct wages, the City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program, and Chicago Residency and Project Area Resident contracting requirements. Learn about helpful tips on how to complete bid submittal compliance documentation and also gain insight on laws, rules and regulations governing compliance.

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

Register now for the 2018 Vendor Fair!
The 2018 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
Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CDT)
WHERE
UIC Forum – 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Forum Parking Available for $10.00 – 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5
Visit www.vendorfair.info to register now!

NOTICE: Your name, company name, telephone number, and email address will be posted on the City’s Vendor Fair web page for relationship-building purposes.  As such, we strongly recommend registering with your business phone number and email address.

 

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.

 

 

 

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June 4, 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.
The Online Schedule A Application – MBE/WBE/BEPD

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/W/VBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/VBE/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 with the assistance of a subject matter expert.

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
CDOT Computer Lab
30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor
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. Please note that all vendors must bring their FEIN information in order to create an online EDS account and complete the online EDS application.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
CDOT Computer Lab
30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor
Workforce Development Incentives & Programs
The City of Chicago has created numerous initiatives to significantly increase the number of skilled residents prepared to work in growing industries. Ensuring that disadvantaged populations have access to employment opportunities in Chicago is a high priority. This workshop will cover the Project Area Resident Ordinance and local hiring requirements, apprenticeship utilization and ex-offender bid incentives. Additionally, the Department of Family and Support Services and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership will feature programs they offer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

121 N. LaSalle St.
11th Floor, Room 1103
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, local, minority, women, veteran, and disadvantaged- owned businesses within the Chicago’s diverse communities. These organizations 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.
The following Assist Agencies will be presenting:

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)

 

Contractor Advisors

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

121 N. LaSalle St.
11th Floor, Room 1103

2018 Vendor Fair Registration Now Open
     
 

The 2018 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

Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CDT)

 

WHERE

UIC Forum – 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607

 

UIC Forum Parking Available for $10.00 – 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5

 

Visit www.vendorfair.info to register now!

 

NOTICE: Your name, company name, telephone number, and email address will be posted on the City’s Vendor Fair web page for relationship-building purposes.  As such, we strongly recommend registering with your business phone number and email address.

The Monroe Foundation
Narratives of Color
     
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marquette Bank
6316 South Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60636
The Monroe Foundation is hosting the “Narratives Movement” Narratives of Color Forum at Marquette Bank. This workshop provides training and outreach for attendees looking to communicate stories of Black and Brown activism.
CPO Jamie L. Rhee will be participating on the panel discussion.

To register, email your name, organization, and phone number to omonroe@themonroefoundation.org

Federation of Women Contractors 2018 Women Rock – World Tour
     
 
Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Carnivale Restaurant
702 West Fulton
Chicago, Illinois
The Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) is hosting the 2018 WomenRock World Tour. Join FWC for a night of food, fun, networking and celebration as they honor the best and brightest in the construction industry. This is great opportunity to network with hundreds of construction and industry-related professionals.

For more information and to register, click here.

Rainbow Push Coalition 47th Annual Convention – Making America Fair & Equitable
     
 
June 13-16, 2018 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
The Rainbow Push Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund is hosting the 47th Annual International Convention. The theme this year is: “Make America Fair and Equal: The 2018 Global Agenda,” and will include speakers and dignitaries from across the country and around the world.

DPS will be staffing a table for the Construction Summit portion of the event.

For more information and to register, click here.

NOME Leadership Summit 2018
     
 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 North City front Plaza Dr. 
Chicago, Illinois 60611
The National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME) is hosting the 2018 NOME Leadership Summit. This event is organized to promote the advancement of minority owned and operated engineering firms.
DPS will staff a table at the 5pm Networking Session.
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.

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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 806

Chicago, IL 60602

312-744-4900 (voice)

312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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City of Chicago
Department of Procurement Services
June 2018 Events & Outreach
We are committed to Communications and Outreach, which is key to keeping citizens informed of bid opportunities, new programs, innovations, and events. Some form of outreach is taking place an average of every other day in Chicago’s communities, including over 120 DPS Alerts and 100+ workshops and outreach events in the community annually.
For more information about events and outreach, please visit  www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents

The Monroe Foundation Narratives of Color
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Marquette Bank. 6316 South Western Avenue | Chicago, IL 60636
The Monroe Foundation is hosting the “Narratives Movement” Narratives of Color Forum at Marquette Bank. This workshop provides training and outreach for attendees looking to communicate stories of Black and Brown activism.
CPO Jamie L. Rhee will be participating on the panel discussion.

To register, email your name, organization, and phone number to omonroe@themonroefoundation.org

Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) 
2018 Women Rock – World Tour
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Carnivale Restaurant, 702 West Fulton | Chicago, Illinois
The Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) is hosting the 2018 WomenRock World Tour. Join FWC for a night of food, fun, networking and celebration as they honor the best and brightest in the construction industry. This is great opportunity to network with hundreds of construction and industry-related professionals.
DPS First Deputy Richard Butler will be honored with the Outstanding Public Service Award at the event.

For more information and to register, click here.

Rainbow Push Coalition 47th Annual Convention
Making America Fair & Equitable
June 13-16, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
The Rainbow Push Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund is hosting the 47th Annual International Convention. The theme this year is: “Make America Fair and Equal: The 2018 Global Agenda,” and will include speakers and dignitaries from across the country and around the world.
DPS will be staffing a table for the Construction Summit portion of the event.

For more information and to register, click here.

National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME) Leadership Summit 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 North City front Plaza Dr. | Chicago, Illinois 60611
The National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME) is hosting the 2018 NOME Leadership Summit. This event is organized to promote the advancement of minority owned and operated engineering firms.
DPS will staff a table at the 5pm Networking Session.

For more information and to register, click here.

The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Training Workshops: Time Management
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 call (312) 575-0389 or email jcalahorrano@haciaworks.org

BACP Small Business Center On The Road Expo
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 5:00 – 9:00 pm
1871, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor | Chicago, IL 60654
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its FREE Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.Reasons to Attend:
  • Center for Economic Progress hosts Tax Clinic
  • Two Free Workshops for Entrepreneurs
  • City of Chicago Business Consultants at the ready to support your licensing needs and answer questions
  • Photographer to take professional headshots
  • The Law Project hosts Legal Clinic
  • Professional makeovers
  • City Treasurer hosts Networking Hour

Stop by the DPS table for more information about certification and how to do business with the City of Chicago. Click here to register.

For more information on all events and outreach go to www.cityofchicago.org/dpsevents

SAVE THE DATE
2018 VENDOR FAIR
Thursday, July 12, 2018
12:00 am – 4:00 pm
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60607
Hosted by the Government Procurement Compliance (GPC) Forum
The 2018 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance (GPC) 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.

Learn about Contracting Opportunities in:

  • Construction
  • Architecture/Engineering
  • IT
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities
  • Commodities
  • Transportation
  • Work Services
Visit www.cityofchicago.org/vendorfair for more details and updates.

 

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.