The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) hosted its 7th annual Construction Summit at the JLM Abundant Life Center on February 6, 2019. This event continues to grow every year with 74 exhibitors and over 1200 attendees. This was a great networking opportunity for primes, subcontractors, and construction related business owners to come out and receive details for upcoming construction projects & job order contracts. Attendees spoke to key staff from City of Chicago user departments, City Sister Agencies, Government Agencies, Anchor Institutions, Assist Agencies and Support Organizations.
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The City of Chicago’s two major airports (O’Hare and Midway International) are a major economic engine for the region. This workshop focuses on aviation-speciﬁc contracting opportunities in construction and professional work services.
Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) Whether you’re a startup, established, or about to expand your business, find out what resources are available to business owners. In this workshop, entrepreneurs will learn what small business resources are being offered by the City of Chicago, chambers of commerce, delegate agencies, and other community partners.
This workshop is geared toward those looking to learn about construction-related opportunities with the City of Chicago. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be providing a “First Look” at contracting opportunities that will be available as part of the new Obama Presidential Center and other projects. CDOT officials will be on hand to provide an overview of the work that is needed, including paving, site grading, landscaping, watermain installation, as well as lighting and other electrical work.
Subject matter experts will be on-hand to answer questions about common certiﬁcation topics. The City of Chicago offers the following certifications: Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Veteran-Owned Business (VBE), Business Enterprise for People with Disabilities (BEPD), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership & City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) will provide an overview of programs that assist individuals in becoming apprentices and how to be matched with opportunities. Additionally, panelists will discuss how other training resources can assist employers with meeting their hiring goals.
A Job Order Contract (JOC) is another delivery method for the City of Chicago to procure construction services. JOC is a firm, fixed price, competitive bid with indefinite quantity, delivery method designed to produce a large number of multi-traded, repair and rehabilitation projects, as well as, minor new construction projects quickly. Come out and find out how a Job Order Contract could benefit your company.