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.
To search for and view scanned copies of awarded contracts (2003 to date), please search the Contract Award & Vendor Database.
Contract Information Search
Search for information on the City's vendors and contractors, awarded contracts, payments, subcontractor payments and disclosures.
Current Bid Opportunities
All documents, included those listed here, are available in our Bid and Bond Room. Online responses are not yet available.
Non-competitive Procurement, Sole Source
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,.