Mayor Emanuel, Department of Procurement Services Introduce Ordinances To Expand City-Based Business Preference and Mentoring Program

November 1, 2016

Proposals will create more opportunities for M/WBE firms, Chicago residents

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Gregory I. Mitchell, Alderman Patrick D. Thompson and the Department of Procurement Services (DPS) today introduced two ordinances to City Council, one to expand the bid preference offered to City-based businesses that employ Chicago residents and one to expand the City’s Mentor-Protégé program that rewards prime contractors who actively mentor Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE).

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