Request For Proposals (RFP) for Development and Sales of Event Promotional Merchandise


The City of Chicago (“City”) Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (“DCASE”) invites the submission of proposals for development and sales of event promotional merchandise for DCASE festivals and events.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on January 8th at 10am, Central Standard Time, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Room 426, Chicago, IL 60601. Attendance is non-mandatory, but encouraged.

In order to receive notice of clarifications and addenda, firms that download the proposal documents must register as a proposal document holder below:



Copies of the proposal documents can also be obtained by contacting Anne Davis at 312.744.0568 or

Download RFP Documents (PDF)

Download the Take Out List (updated 1/7/2020) (PDF)

Download City of Chicago Professional Services Agreement Template (Exhibit 7)


Proposals must be received No Later Than 4pm, Central Standard Time on Wednesday, February 5th to:

Mark Kelly, Commissioner

Attention: Anne Davis, Contracts Administrator

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 proposal document holder to ensure notification of any changes.