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UIC Forum

725 West Roosevelt Road

Chicago, IL 60607

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The 2018 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.


Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CDT)


UIC Forum - 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607

UIC Forum Parking Available for $10.00 - 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5

Learn about Contracting Opportunities in:

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

Confirmed Exhibitors:

City of Chicago User Departments

  • Chicago Fire Department
  • Commission on Animal Care & Control
  • Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)
  • Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS)
  • Department of Fleet & Facility Management (2FM)
  • Department of Planning & Development (DPD)
  • Department of Streets and Sanitation
  • Department of Transportation (CDOT)
  • Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities (MOPD)
  • Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC)

Sister Agencies

  • Chicago Park District (CPD)
  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
  • City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)
  • Public Building Commission (PBC)

Cook County

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Government Agencies

  • Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
  • Illinois Comptroller’s Office
  • Illinois Tollway
  • Inner City Underwriting Agency Tollway Technical Assistance
  • Office of the Illinois State Treasurer
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • PACE Suburban Bus
  • Regional Transit Authority
  • State of Illinois CMA Business Enterprise Program
  • S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • S. Department of Energy: Office of Science Integrated Support Center – Chicago
  • University of Illinois Office of Procurement

Financial Institutions/Insurance

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Marquette Bank
  • MB Financial Bank
  • New York Life

Trade Unions, Employment & Labor

  • IUOE Local 150
  • DC14 Apprenticeship Program/Painters Dist Council #14
  • Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training
  • Pipe Fitters Local Union #597
  • City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
  • Northern Illinois University

Assist Agencies

  • Construction Business Development Center – Prairie State
  • Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Federation of Women Contractors
  • Fresh Start Home Community Development Corp.
  • Greater Southwest Development Corporation
  • Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce
  • LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Real Men Charities, Inc.
  • Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries (SPCDM)
  • Urban Broadcast Media
  • Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

Veterans Resources

  • Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

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Confirmed PRIMESConnect Exhibitors:

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Workshop Schedule:

Coming soon!

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.

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