Events & Outreach

Take advantage of many opportunities through workshops and events to learn about the procurement process.  Convenient locations and times are happening Citywide.  Check often for a topic of interest to you. 

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DPS offers 19 different classes on procurement and certification-related issues free to the public.  These classes are offered monthly or quarterly and 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.

All workshops are free!  See the link below for scheduled workshops.

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The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is hosting its 7th annual Construction Summit on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the JLM Life Center, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd.

This event will feature over 65 exhibitors, providing information for attendees to speak with subject-matter experts from government agencies, assist agencies, and support organizations about construction contracting opportunities and employment resources to the vendor community. This is a great opportunity for prime contractors, sub-contractors, and construction-related business owner to network and form lasting connections for collaboration on future construction projects. 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.

Attendees will also be able to attend curated workshops focusing on construction opportunities, how to become certified, and employment resources. These workshops provide valuable information to help our vendor community compete for and earn government contracts.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Construction Summit and encourage you to share this event with anyone who would benefit.


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 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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