Vendor Fair


Hosted by the Government Procurement Compliance (GPC) Forum


The 2019 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance (GPC) Forum to give our regional businesses as many resources and networking opportunities as possible.

This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies. You will have the opportunity to attend several business workshops, learn how to join the construction trade unions, find financial, insurance, and legal assistance. Come out and network with other business owners.


WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WHERE: UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60607

TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Learn about Contracting Opportunities in: 

  • Construction
  • Architecture/Engineering
  • IT
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities
  • Commodities
  • Transportation
  • Work Services


City Departments

  • Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)
  • Chicago Department of Animal Care & Control
  • Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
  • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
  • Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM)
  • Chicago Department of Human Resources
  • Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology
  • Chicago Department of Planning and Development/Department of Housing
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
  • Chicago Department of Water Management
  • Chicago Fire Department
  • Chicago JOC Program - The Gordian Group
  • Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)
  • Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC)
  • Chicago Public Library

Sister Agencies

  • Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
  • Chicago Housing Authority (Section 3)
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Pace Suburban Bus
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Illinois Tollway
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
  • Public Building Commission
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • Chicago Public Schools

Cook County

  • Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control
  • Cook County Department of Facilities Management
  • Cook County Department of Risk Management
  • Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
  • Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
  • Cook County Medical Examiner
  • Cook County Sheriff's Office
  • Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Government Agencies & Anchor Institutions

  • CMS Business Enterprise Program
  • Illinois Office of the Comptroller
  • Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Office
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) / McCormick Place
  • Regional Transportation Authority
  • University of Illinois
  • U.S Department of Energy Office of Science

Financial Business Resources

  • Assurance Agency
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • New York Life
  • Opulent Credit Builders Inc
  • U.S. Bank

Employment & Labor / Trade Unions

  • IUOE Local 150
  • Pipe Fitters Local Union 597

Assist Agencies & Support Organizations

  • Black Contractors United
  • Chatham Business Association, SBDI
  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. (ChicagoMSDC)
  • Chicago Urban League: Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Construction Business Development Centere
  • Contractor Advisors Business Development/Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program
  • Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Far South Community Development Corportation
  • Federation of Women Contractors
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)
  • The Monroe Foundation
  • Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
  • Polish American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Turn 2 Growth
  • U.S. Minority Contractors Association
  • Women's Business Development Center
  • World Business Chicago

Veterans Organizations

  • Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
  • Elite SDVOB Network, Illinois Chapter


Check back periodically for updates. 

PRIMESConnect Exhibitors

  • Austin Power Partners
  • F.H. Paschen
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Kenny Construction Company
  • McDonagh Demolition, Inc.
  • McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc.
  • Power Construction

 Workshop Schedule


Check back periodically for updates. 


NOTICE: Your name, company name, telephone number, and email address will be posted on the City’s Vendor Fair web page for relationship-building purposes.  As such, we strongly recommend registering with your business phone number and email address.

Click here to download the 2018 Program Book



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