September 16, 2019

City hosts public safety vendor outreach event in September

The Event will Highlight Contracting Opportunities Available with the City's Public Safety Departments

 CHICAGO – As part of Emergency Preparedness Month, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is partnering with the Department of Procurement Services (DPS), Chicago Police Department (CPD), and Chicago Fire Department (CFD) to host a networking event for potential vendors - “Doing Business with the City of Chicago.”

The event will take place at OEMC, located at 1411 W. Madison St. Chicago, on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 10 :00 am – 11:00 am CST. This outreach event is intended to educate vendors about the services OEMC, CPD and CFD provide, and to learn what products and services the departments will need to procure in the next 12 months to assist in those efforts.

As a result, vendors can be better informed about what goods and services they may be qualified to provide and pursue contract opportunities as either a direct or indirect contractor or subcontractor. Over 5,000 invitations are being sent to different firms in various industries related to technology, computer hardware/software, marketing, and public safety.

You must register for this event. To register for the event, please email Rmcdonnell@cityofchicago.org. Include your name, contact information, and any additional colleagues attending the event. Street parking is available. There is also a public parking lot at 1301 W. Madison St.

To find out more about doing business with the City of Chicago, visit the Procurement website at www.chicago.gov/dps or to learn more about OEMC, go to www.chicago.gov/oemc.

 

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