Request For Proposals (RFP) for Fine Arts Exhibition Gallery Preparation and Art Transportation Services


The City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events seeks proposals from qualified firms to provide fine arts exhibition gallery preparation and art transportation services.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on January 8, 2020 at 12pm, Central Standard Time, at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, 5th Floor Conference Room. Attendance is Non-Mandatory, but encouraged.

In order to receive notice of clarifications and addenda, Bidders that download the Bid Documents must register as a Bid Document holder below:



Copies of the Bid Documents can also be obtained by contacting JT Schwimer, DCASE Contracts Coordinator at 312.742.3849 or

Download RFP Documents (PDF)

Download Take Out List, version 1.8.2020 (PDF)

Pre Proposal Conference Attendee List (PDF)

Addendum No. 1 (PDF)


Proposals must be received No Later Than 4pm, Central Standard Time on Friday, January 31, 2020 to:

Mark Kelly, Commissioner

Attention: JT Schwimer, Contracts Coordinator

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St., Room 400

Chicago, IL 60602


Above details are subject to change. Please register as a Bid Holder to ensure notification of any changes.