DPS Alerts | May 2019

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May 13, 2019
      

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 view all workshops.
First Look: Department of Water Management

  

The Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) will preview potential construction contracts coming up for bid in 2019. Additionally, focused on the ambitious 10-year Capital Improvement Plan, DWM has opportunities in water and sewer main replacement, facilities modernization for engineering and construction projects. These contracts, both term agreements and standalone contracts will be available to bid by vendors and DWM staff will be available to provide highlights and specifics on these upcoming projects.
Thursdayday, May 16, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Room 1103

Click here to RSVP

 
Introduction to eProcurement
DPS is continuing on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system. eProcurement applies digital technology to the acquisition of goods and services. It will allow DPS to collaborate with City Departments to create solicitations and contracts online, greatly reducing the time it takes to complete procurements. Come watch a demonstration and learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online, and how to view contracts and payments.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Room 1103
Propelling Your Business through Aviation Opportunities
The Certification & Compliance (C2) Network System is a web-based tool that provides up-to-date tracking of payments made to prime contractors and sub-contractors. Prime contractors are responsible for reporting payments to all sub-contractors on a monthly basis. Come learn the roles and responsibilities of both the prime and subcontractors.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
121 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Room 1103

Register for the 2019 Vendor Fair
    
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
 UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
The 2019 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 over 120 exhibitors from the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies. Additionally, attendees will be able to participate in workshops on the topics of certification and doing business with government.
UIC Forum Parking Available for $10.00 – 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5

Visit www.vendorfair.info to register now!

2Q 2019 Consolidated Buying Plan – Vendor Fair Edition
    
The 2Q 2019 Consolidated Buying Plan is now available online to help the vendor community plan ahead in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 Vendor Fair. The Buying Plan highlights upcoming contracting opportunities for all City user departments as well as 12 additional government purchasing entities. This enhanced edition includes a “How-to Guide” for efficiently using the Buying Plan.
Entities that participate in the Consolidated Buying Plan are the following: Chicago Board of Elections, Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, City Colleges of Chicago, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Public Building Commission, Cook County and the State of Illinois.

To download the Buying Plan, click here.

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Concessions Job Fair
    
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
ORD Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area, lower level
10000 West O’Hare Avenue
The Chicago Department of Aviation is hosting the Concessions Career Fair. This is your opportunity to speak directly to hiring managers of the stores and restaurants at Chicago O’Hare International Airport! Concessionaires are looking to fill front-line associate positions, cooks, wait staff, service providers, massage therapists, nail technicians, managers and other support positions for the airport shops.
For more information, visit www.flychicago.com

The Monroe Foundation Gaining Readiness Opportunities That Work (G.R.O.W)
    
 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
3600 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
City of Chicago Assist Agency The Monroe Foundation is hosting the Gaining Readiness Opportunities That Work (G.R.O.W). This project encourages grow and building capacity for M/WBEs and DBEs.

Space is limited. To register, please email omonroe@themonroefoundation.org or call (773) 315-9720

WEEKLY BID OPPORTUNITY LIST
What We Offer

Over $100,000 bid opportunities

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

Bid Opportunity List by clicking here.

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

Follow Chicago DPS on
YouTube,
Facebook & Twitter

   

  Like us on Facebook           Follow us on Twitter         

 

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

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

 

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services

121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806

Chicago, IL 60602

312-744-4900 (voice)

312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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May 6, 2019
      

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 view all workshops.
First Look: Department of Water Management

  

The Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) will preview potential construction contracts coming up for bid in 2019. Additionally, focused on the ambitious 10-year Capital Improvement Plan, DWM has opportunities in water and sewer main replacement, facilities modernization for engineering and construction projects. These contracts, both term agreements and standalone contracts will be available to bid by vendors and DWM staff will be available to provide highlights and specifics on these upcoming projects.
Thursdayday, May 16, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Room 1103

Click here to RSVP

 
Introduction to eProcurement
DPS is continuing on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system. eProcurement applies digital technology to the acquisition of goods and services. It will allow DPS to collaborate with City Departments to create solicitations and contracts online, greatly reducing the time it takes to complete procurements. Come watch a demonstration and learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online, and how to view contracts and payments.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
121 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Room 1103
Propelling Your Business through Aviation Opportunities
The Certification & Compliance (C2) Network System is a web-based tool that provides up-to-date tracking of payments made to prime contractors and sub-contractors. Prime contractors are responsible for reporting payments to all sub-contractors on a monthly basis. Come learn the roles and responsibilities of both the prime and subcontractors.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
121 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Room 1103

Register for the 2019 Vendor Fair
    
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
 UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
The 2019 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.
UIC Forum Parking Available for $10.00 – 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5

Visit www.vendorfair.info to register now!

2Q 2019 Consolidated Buying Plan – Vendor Fair Edition
    
The 2Q 2019 Consolidated Buying Plan is now available online to help the vendor community plan ahead in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 Vendor Fair. The Buying Plan highlights upcoming contracting opportunities for all City user departments as well as 12 additional government purchasing entities. This enhanced edition includes a “How-to Guide” for efficiently using the Buying Plan.
Entities that participate in the Consolidated Buying Plan are the following: Chicago Board of Elections, Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, City Colleges of Chicago, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Public Building Commission, Cook County and the State of Illinois.

To download the Buying Plan, click here.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Elevating Diversity with Certification Programs That Build Business
    
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Baker Mckenzie
300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000
Chicago, IL
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago is hosting a Elevating Diversity with Certification Programs That Build Business Panel that will feature Chief Procurement Officer Shannon Andrews.

Attendees will learn the role that diversity can play in building business and explore some of the business certification programs that foster and support diversity in the local design and construction industry.

For more and to register, click here.

Chicago Housing Authority Section 3 Field Office Workshops: The Nuts and Bolts of Contract Management
    
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lawndale Gardens
2437 S. California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is hosting workshops to help the vendor community. Learn about the skills necessary for contract management with CHA and how to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP).
To register, click here.

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Concessions Job Fair
    
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
ORD Terminal 5 Departures Level
10000 West O’Hare Avenue
The Chicago Department of Aviation is hosting the Terminal 5 Concessions Career Fair. O’Hare Terminal 5 has over 50 full-time and part-time job openings.
Participating concessionaires include Areas USA, Brookstone,
Dufry, Hudson, I Love Chicago, McDonald’s, Nuts On Clark, Swatch and
XpresSpa; and will be on hand to answer your questions.

For more information, visit www.flychicago.com

WEEKLY BID OPPORTUNITY LIST
What We Offer

Over $100,000 bid opportunities

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

Bid Opportunity List by clicking here.

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

Follow Chicago DPS on
YouTube,
Facebook & Twitter

   

  Like us on Facebook           Follow us on Twitter         

 

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

City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services

121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806

Chicago, IL 60602

312-744-4900 (voice)

312-744-2429 (TTY)

312-744-0010 (Fax)

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