SAVE THE DATE | WBDC 2024 Midwest Business Conference 9.12.24

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City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services | Site Page

DPS is 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 & enforcing superior business practices.

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Chicago Board of Election Commissioners | Site Page

Learn about doing business with the Chicago Board of Election, which includes managing voter registrations; safeguarding the rights of all voters to cast ballots independently.

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Chicago Housing Authority | Site Page

Learn about the CHA’s Department of Procurement and Contracts and its role and responsibility as it relates to purchasing goods and services for all CHA Departments.

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Chicago Park District | Site Page

CPD purchases millions in goods and services on an annual basis. The purchasing process is managed by the Department of Purchasing. Learn about CPD and how to conduct business with us by participating in our contracting opportunities.

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Chicago Public Schools | Site Page

CPS works with schools, vendors & stakeholders to provide goods and services of the highest quality and value for the District. We are dedicated to meeting our goal through competitive pricing while adhering to relevant laws, Board rules, policies, and procedures.

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Chicago Transit Authority | Site Page

The CTA operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. Learn how to become a vendor and be eligible to do business with the CTA.

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City Colleges of Chicago | Site Page

City Colleges of Chicago purchases a full array of goods and services including, but not limited to: books, printing services, computer equipment, furniture, office equipment and supplies, and a variety of construction and professional services.

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Cook County of Illinois Office of the Chief Procurement Officer | Site Page

Our mission is to provide an open and transparent procurement process that promotes maximum competition, delivers procurement opportunities to our community, implements efficient procurement practices, and leverages the County’s overall resources to achieve best value and quality.

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County | Site Page

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, with nearly 70,000 acres, is one of the oldest and largest forest preserve districts in the United States. Register as a vendor and learn about current RFPs, RFQs, contracts, and quotes.

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Illinois Tollway Authority | Site Page

Transparency, accountability, diversity, and efficiency are the driving forces behind the Tollway’s business operations, ensuring outcomes that exceed customer expectations. Learn about how to do business with the Illinois Tollway. Please note that the Tollway posts its goods and services bid notices on BidBuy (see State of Illinois below)

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Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority | Site Page

MPEA is committed to the inclusion of minority and women-owned business enterprises in our overall procurement and contracting processes across the campus. Learn about how to do business with MPEA.

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago | Site Page

The MWRD will protect the health and safety of the public in its service area, protect the quality of the water supply source, improve the quality of water in watercourses in its service area, protect businesses and homes from flood damages, and manage water as a vital resource for its service area.

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Public Building Commission | Site Page

As the PBC marks the successful completion of a number of projects that are bringing new resources, opportunities, and jobs to our communities, we are offering contracting or professional services opportunities to Chicago area businesses.

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State of Illinois Chief Procurement Office | Site Page

We work with state agencies and universities to meet their procurement needs while exercising independent authority, oversight, and approval to ensure and continuously improve compliance with law, fair treatment, need-based decision-making, diversity, integrity, transparency, and value.

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The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) is now under the management of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and has changed our name to APEX Accelerators. The 95+ centers, including the Illinois  PTAC, will be transitioning to the new name in FY23!  Please note, our mission, and assistance will not change.  We are still here to assist Illinois businesses with all of their government contracting needs – Federal, State, local and related subcontracting.  What will be changing is our scope and DoD resources will increase in order to do more for the businesses we assist.  So, whether we are called a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) or an APEX Accelerator, we will continue to be here for you, our clients, partners, and stakeholders.

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