Certification - M/WBE Program

Chicago's Minority and Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) Certification Program demonstrates the City's continued commitment to the success of minority-and women-owned businesses by offering certification opportunities to MBE and WBE firms.

The Department of Procurement Services Certification and Compliance division certifies minority-and women-owned businesses  that:

  • have at least 51 percent ownership by a minority or woman
  • have at least 51 percent of their business controlled by a one or more minority groups or women

The City of Chicago certification is also accepted by other government agencies and some private agencies.

Approved certifications are valid for 5 years.


If you have questions regarding the certification process, please contact our Certification and Compliance Division at:


Department of Procurement Services

Certification and Compliance Division

121 North LaSalle Street   Room 806

Chicago, IL 60602



To download all forms and documents related to M/WBE certification, please follow the link below


M/WBE forms and documents

 Department Main Office

Procurement Services

  • Phone: 312.744.4900
    TTY: 312.744.2949
    Fax: 312.744.0010
  • 121 N. LaSalle St.
    Room 806
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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