2022 Vendor Fair





Thursday, August 25, 2022 

 - An In Person Event -

**Mask are strongly encouraged**


The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) in collaboration with the Government Procurement Compliance (GPC) Forum will host the 9th Annual Procurement Vendor Fair. The Procurement Vendor Fair is a full day filled with information, education and networking opportunities for the business community. Attendees can register for individual workshops to create a custom Vendor Fair that meets your needs. Sessions are designed for businesses at all levels: starting out, growing, and seasoned establishments. 


Check back  for detailed information regarding

Speakers, Workshops and a list of Exhibitors!


Government contracting information from subject-matter experts from: 


  • The City of Chicago

  • Sister Agencies

  • Cook County

  • State of Illinois

  • Federal agencies

  • Financial Institutions

  • Assist Agencies 


Learn about Contracting Opportunities in: 


  • Construction

  • Architecture/Engineering

  • IT

  • Professional Services

  • Financial Services

  • Human Resources

  • Facilities

  • Commodities

  • Transportation

  • Work Services 


REMINDER: Business Diversity Program and Utilization Report

Last year, Mayor Lightfoot issued Executive Order 2021-2 (EO), which requires all contractors with City agreements to submit an annual report about their company's Business Diversity Program. As a result, the Business Diversity Program and Utilization Report (BDPR) is due on July 1st of each calendar year from all contractors, with limited exceptions. A dedicated microsite with reporting forms and FAQs can be found at http://www.chicago.gov/bdpVendors who have not completed their report should do so without delay.

Thank you for your cooperation and assurance that your company is an equal and accountable partner in building a more diverse Chicago.   

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