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.

 

DPS WORKSHOPS, OUTREACH AND EVENTS

DPS is offering our workshops virtually. To register, sign-up at chicago.gov/dpsevents.

Click here to download the November & December 2021 virtual workshop schedule

 

PROCUREMENT FUNDAMENTALS: DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF CHICAGO

Do you have questions about how to become a successful bidder on City contracts? Unsure where to begin? This workshop highlights the role and responsibility of the City’s purchasing process. Learn different procurement methods and laws. Understand what it takes before you start the bidding process and your responsibilities after you have won a contract.

 

Click here to download the PowerPoint Presentation.

 

HOW TO BECOME CERTIFIED

DPS is the certifying agency for the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise, Women-Owned Business Enterprise, Veteran-Owned Business, Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE). Learn who is qualified to be a certified firm, the documents are needed when submitting and how to avoid common mistakes.

 

Click here to download the PowerPoint Presentation.

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