Government Contracting Bids Portal

Below is a list of current Bid Opportunities looking for contractors and sub-contractors.  If interested in any of these opportunities please reach out to the organization via the links or emails provided.

Save The Date: Metra’s 6th Annual Virtual Vendor Fair – “On Track to Success”
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Time: 10:00 am to noon.
For more information, contact Metra’s Office of Diversity & Business Enterprise,  email:


Path Construction is soliciting subcontractors for the CDB – Malcolm X College – Elevator Replacement & Misc  in Chicago, IL.

The Project Scope includes improvements needed to make the building’s elevator system compliant with applicable codes, replacement of damaged or deteriorated equipment, and other work needed to building’s eleven elevators. Work includes penthouse level additions, hoistway repairs and replacement of hoisting equipment for ten traction elevators, and one hydraulic elevator.
Bid are requested no later than Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 2:00 PM 

Email Bids:



City of Polo – #18-242011
Describe the project: Construction of approximately 5,800 l.f. of 12” to 84” storm sewer; 1,700 l.f. of 8” to 18” sanitary sewer and associated manholes and service connections; 900 l.f. of 4’ to 10” water mains and associated fittings, hydrants, and service connections; and restoration of concrete sidewalks and driveways, curbs and gutters, and turf restoration.
For more information contact: Project Engineer: Willett Hofmann and Associates 815-284-3381


Amtrak Procurement- Commodity Information Technology Services
Request for Information (RFI) No. X030 21189

Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management Solution –
The intent of this RFI is to discover how solution providers recommend addressing Amtrak’s project diversity with enterprise-class PPM solutions to inform Amtrak’s software selection process. * In order to become a registered potential Offeror you must contact the Contracting Agent of record listed above. * IMPORTANT NOTE: The information contained herein may not be reissued or redistributed in any form or manner in whole or part without the advanced expressed written consent and permission of Amtrak.
For more information call: Contract Agent Carlton Myers Email Address
Response End Date 7/23/2021

Amtrak – Toledo-Lansing Dedicated Thruway Service – Commodity Bussing and Shuttle and Ground Transportation


This RFP is for a Dedicated Thruway Bus Route operated for Amtrak as a connecting service for passenger rail service at Toledo-Ohio-Lansing, Michigan, with designated intermediate stops. Amtrak will accept proposals for the following procurement until 2:00 PM Eastern Time on the Closing Date: Friday, August 6, 2021.

In order to become a registered potential Offeror you must contact the Contracting Agent of record listed below. This will ensure your opportunity to receive all the appropriate correspondence and to submit a response to this procurement. If interested please do so by (Friday, July 30, 2021). (1 week prior to close date)

Contract Agent: Adriane Payne  Email Address


Chicago Transit Authority – Security Guard Services – RFP – B21OP01009 

Project:  Small Business Enterprise Firm(s) to provide security guard (unarmed) services to protect CTA customers, personnel and facilities as required for a period of three (3) years with two (2) one year options.  For More Information:


NRCS Wetlands Reserve Easement (WRE) Restoration Project Clark County, Illinois
The project consists of locating and decommissioning underground tile drainage, constructing an earthen berm/ditch plug, and excavating a breach in a diversion drain. In addition, all disturbed areas will be seeded and mulched upon completion of construction. Work to be performed on a Wetlands Reserve Easement (WRE) projected located in Clark County, Illinois in accordance with specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions. Response date: July 30, 2021. For more information visit:


Department of the Army – Rock Island

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The contract includes the fabrication and delivery of Miter Gate Operating Machinery Gears for Brandon Road Lock, Starved Rock Lock, Marseilles Lock, and Dresden Island Lock on the Illinois River. The gears can be either cast or fabricated from steel material. The gears consist of a large crank gear, crank gear pinion, shaft, and shaft keys. Date Due: August 18, 2021. Link to solicitation:



MBE / WBE Subcontracting opportunities to complete the work described as follows:
Trade Package 03A – Building Concrete
Trade Package 03B – Precast Panels & Hollow Core Plank
Trade Package 05A – Structural Steel
Trade Package 31A – Earthwork & Building Excavation
Trade Package 33A – Site Utilities
BID DUE DATE OF JULY 20, 2021@ 10:00 A.M.

Visit the BID OPPORTUNITY section of IHC’s website at for additional information.


Fermilab – Dept of Energy Contractor

The scope of this acquisition is to perform construction grade improvements, pond restoration, and roadwork in support of the PIP-II conventional facilities at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois.  Offers due August 20, 2021. For specs and more information visit:


Lakeside Alliance – Obama Presidential Center

 Lakeside Alliance, builder of the Obama Presidential Center is expected to release over 70 requests for project 4B bid packages (RFB) this month. Opportunities include fire alarm and suppression, electrical, security, waterproofing, structural steel, stairs and more. This project has some impressive goals including 50% Chicago business residency/ 35% MBE/10% WBE/5%VBE.  For more information visit:


Chicago Department of Aviation – Terminal 5 Project

 Construction of a new parking garage structure and surface parking lot improvements for the accommodation of up to 2,600 parking spaces in the area currently occupied by the existing surface parking lot D. The project further includes landside and roadway improvements to the entrance of the parking lots, roadway and intersection upgrades, and Bessie Coleman ramp entrance improvements. Construction of the new parking garage will require the relocation of the existing utilities to a new alignment; this new alignment or “utility corridor” will route through the project limits. The project further includes those elements of the curbside expansion elements of the Terminal 5 Expansion within the garage project limits to include passenger ingress and egress. To learn how to work with this project visit their website at


Request for Proposal (RFP) to Lease, Develop, and Operate Food and Beverage, Specialty Retail, and/or Travel Essentials Concessions at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

The City of Chicago (“City”) Department of Aviation (“CDA”) invites the submission of proposals by qualified respondents to lease, develop, and operate one or more food and beverage, specialty retail, and/or travel essentials concessions at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This Request for Proposal contains seven (7) packages totaling ten (10) locations at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminals 3 and 5.

Respondents may submit proposals for one or more packages under the same cover, which will be considered a single proposal. However, the City intends to award each package individually, but reserves the right to award multiple packages to a single respondent. The airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprises (ACDBE) requirement will be thirty-two (32%) percent.

Proposal Due Date: Monday, August 2, 2021, 4:00pm Central Time
Respondents must deliver two (2) bound, signed, hard copies and seven (7) flash drive copies containing the complete proposal in electronic files using portable document format (“PDF”) to the City at the address specified herein no later than 4:00pm Central Time, on July 28, 2021. 

Castalia Serna
Deputy Commissioner of Concessions
Bid and Resource Center
Chicago Department of Aviation
10510 W. Zemke Road
Chicago, Illinois 60666


Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools – Heavy Equipment RFB
Project Description: Heavy Equipment for Warehouse and Athletic departments. Close Date: August 4, 2021.
For more information visit:

Chicago Public Schools – Supplemental Professional Learning Services

Project Description: The Board is seeking responses from Respondents seeking to be qualified to provide professional learning (PL) services at the school, network and/or district level to support the implementation of the district’s instructional priorities. By authorizing high-quality firms and communicating the available services that these firms offer through its internal network, the Board will support school, network and district leaders in their allocation of funds for professional learning. This authorization allows for increased transparency of services available and for the ability to track the impact of the use of authorized firms. Use of the authorized firms that align to, support, and go beyond district-provided resources and services will be at the discretion of individual schools, networks, or district offices or departments.
Proposals Due: July 19, 2021 more information about the RFQ visit the link:


MCM Company Inc – Construction Redevelopment Announcement

MCM Company has announced the redevelopment of the property located at 3300 S. Federal Street, Chicago. Armour Institute LLC (the Developer)  intends to develop an approximately 70,365 square feet multifamily project on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. The project is anticipated to require trades such as carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and others. MBE goals 26%/WBE goals 6%. For more information call Ms. Melissa Swingo at MCM Company at 216-302-3500.


North Unit LLC

North Unit,  Announces new construction of a multi-phased planned development on the property located at 142-172 W. Chicago/800-934 N LaSalle. The project is anticipated to require trades such as carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and others.  The company is seeking City of Chicago certified MBE/WBE firms tor participation. For more information call James Letchinger at 312-642-7005.


Huntsville • Redstone Arsenal host Small Business Contracting Conference & Expo

Dates: October 27 – 28, 2021

Only Exhibitors Get:
The Complete Contact List of everyone participating- instructors, attendees, buyers, military, agencies. Phone, address, email.  That’s over 1000 contacts. Exhibits space starts at $595 and Payment plan available. For more exhibit Sales  call: 757.964.7189

For more information visit: 2021 Huntsville – Redstone Small Business Contracting Conference & Expo | Buy Tickets in Huntsville | Ticketbud


The Illinois PTAC at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is provided through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Program support is made possible by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Women’s Business Development Center.