Farmers Market Management Services Request For Proposals (RFP)

A variey of vegetables for sale at the Daley Plaza City Market

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

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on March 3, 2023 at 1pm, Central Standard Time, virtually via Microsoft Teams. Meeting access must be requested in writing. 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 Bid Documents (PDF)


Download Addendum #1 (PDF)


Pre-Proposal Conference Attendee List (PDF)


Vendor Document Holder List, version 3.8.2023 (PDF)


Proposals must be received No Later Than 3pm, Central Standard Time on Friday, March 17, 2023 to:
Erin Harkey, 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.