Finance & Administration


Chicago's City Hall building illuminated for Diwali

The bureau is responsible for the fiscal and contract activities in support of the department’s operations. Responsibilities of the Fiscal Unit include budgeting, reporting, grants administration, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. The Contracts Unit is responsible for all activities related to procurement of goods and services for the department including development of new specifications, management of existing contracts, and related reporting. The bureau works closely with other bureaus in the department by providing process reinvention and optimization services and oversight of department-wide key performance indicators. The bureau is also responsible for procuring fuel and utilities in support of City operations, including electricity, natural gas, diesel fuel, gasoline, and ethanol.