Contract Administration is responsible for managing the contracting process for the City of Chicago. Once a City Department identifies and defines a need, it is brought to DPS to procure the needed goods or services.
The City does not have a "preferred vendors" list.
Vendors do not need to be pre-registered or register with the City to submit a bid or proposal.
DPS does maintain pre-qualified vendor pools for Architecture and Engineering services, various professional services and demolition services.
According to the Illinois Municipal Purchasing Act, Chapter 65, Section 5/8-10 et. seq. of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, “Contracts Not Requiring Competitive Bids,” the Non-Competitive Procurement method is used for the procurement of goods and services which by their nature are not adapted to award by competitive bidding,.