Events & Outreach
DPS is offering our workshops virtually. To register, sign-up at chicago.gov/dpsevents.
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.
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.
Interested in more workshops?
DPS offers over 20 different classes on procurement and certification-related issues free to the public. These classes are offered to provide opportunities for greater knowledge on governmental contracting policies and procedures in order to increase competition and minority and women-owned business utilization on City contracts. To reference the content of all workshops, as well as information about our programs, Click Here. Download all workshop PowerPoint files and stay up-to-date with all DPS programs and initiatives.
10th Annual Procurement Symposium
The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services outreach event where prospective vendors can learn about government contracting opportunities.
Procurement Services (DPS) Alerts
Sign up to receive notices of upcoming bid and RFP/Q opportunities for contracts and other information of interest to current and prospective vendors doing business with the City of Chicago.