December 2017 Workshop Schedule

December 1, 2017

DPS offers 19 free workshops presented quarterly to educate citizens and business owners about the fundamentals of procurement and the latest developments in procurement and certification.

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The Online Schedule A Application - MBE/WBE/VBE/BEPD

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm | 30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

As of January 1, 2016, DPS no longer accepts paper applications for M/WBE certification. This workshop will give a hands-on experience filling out the online MBE/WBE/BEPD Schedule A application. During this training you will learn where to find the online application, what documents are needed, and how to upload the documents. Be prepared to work on your application.

NOTE: Please bring your username and password for the Certification & Compliance System (C2) and business Tax ID number with you to class.

How to Complete an Online Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 3:15pm to 4:15pm | 30 N. LaSalle, 6th Floor, CDOT Computer Lab

An Economic Disclosure Statement (EDS) is required of all bidders seeking to do business with the City of Chicago. Through the EDS, applicants make disclosures required by State law and City ordinances and certify to compliance with various laws and ordinances. This hands-on workshop will go over the proper way to fill out an EDS and how to submit via the online portal application.

Contracting 101: How to Respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 2:30pm to 3:30pm | City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 103

This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to respond to a City of Chicago RFP. Learn about what evaluators look for in a RFP and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn helpful tips from seasoned professional on how to navigate RFP specifications efficiently.

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