Request For Proposals (RFP) for Firework Displays


The City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events seeks proposals from qualified firms to provide fireworks display services.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on November 21, 2019 at 2pm, Central Standard Time, at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, 4th 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)

Take Out Sheet, version 11.21.2019

Pre-Proposal Conference Attendee List (PDF)


Proposals must be received No Later Than 4pm, Central Standard Time on Friday, December 20, 2019 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.