Selling to the City of Chicago
The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is the contracting, certification and compliance authority for the City of Chicago. DPS maintains the highest commitment to diversity, transparency, and innovation while continuously expanding the resources and programs that empower citizens to become involved in the contracting opportunities available at the City. The DPS website includes information about upcoming contracting opportunities and links to the contracting opportunity pages of other government entities.
The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services offers certifications in the following areas:
Visit the City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services website for more information and to get started.
Selling to the Government
Government agencies and large corporations buy the same types of things most businesses do; professional services, supplies, landscaping services and so on. Selling to government agencies can be tricky though, and that's where Procurement Technical Assistance Centers ("PTAC") come in to play. PTAC offices provide small businesses throughout the region with assistance in submitting and understanding bidding opportunities and contracts. Often, they also support businesses in gaining certifications for women-, veteran- and minority-owned businesses.
Review the following organizations that can also help Chicago companies with procurement and sales assistance services.
This is part of the Chicago Business Growth Guide.
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