DPS Alerts | October

 

 

 

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

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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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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.