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 Fleet and Facility Management (2FM)
  • Chicago JOC Program - The Gordian Group
  • Chicago Department of Planning and Development/Department of Housing
  • Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology
  • Chicago Department of Human Resources
  • Chicago Department of Animal Care & Control
  • Chicago Fire Department
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
  • Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Sister Agencies

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

Government Agencies & Anchor Institutions

  • CMS Business Enterprise Program
  • Illinois Office of the Comptroller
  • Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Office
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • 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

Assist Agencies & Support Organizations

  • Black Contractors United
  • Chatham Business Association, SBDI
  • 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
  • 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


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Workshop Schedule


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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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