The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is the contracting, certification, and compliance authority for the City of Chicago. DPS maintains the highest commitment to diversity, transparency, and innovation while continuously expanding the resources and programs that empower citizens to become involved in the contracting opportunities available at the City.


Please be advised, beginning October 2020, solicitations will be publicly advertised in the Chicago Tribune and Public Notice Illinois at 




Please be advised that DPS workshops are being conducted virtually on Webex until further notice.

Interested members of the public can register for workshops, or reference the content of past workshops from 


Please see the information below about resources for the business community.  New information is being added daily.  For the most up-to-date information visit

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses experiencing substantial economic impacts as a result of COVID-19.

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

The City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations, and individuals to be disbursed to the region's health and human service nonprofit organizations.

Workforce - Employment Opportunities

There are companies in need of employment support during this crisis. Organizations that can help support those looking for work are Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Resources

The City of Chicago has always played an active role in helping small businesses. This site includes information about financial assistance resources available throughout Chicago via BACP.

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