Below is a helpful collection of resources for vendors interested in doing business with the County. The information below includes links to government agencies that recognize the County's MBE/WBE/VBE and potentially helpful business organizations to contact for assistance.

Cook County Government

The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer provides an online listing of all current bid proposals, request for proposal (RFPs), awarded bids, forms and other information about Cook County procurement opportunities. Current contracting opportunities with Cook County are available here

Cook County Health and Hospitals System

As a public entity, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department welcomes all suppliers to participate in the open bidding and RFP process. It encourages all potential suppliers to use the guidelines provided in this website to assist them in future bidding RFP efforts. Any questions regarding bidding/buying procedures should be directed to the Supply Chain Management staff. For more information please click here to visit the Supply Chain Management Department site.

Other Local Opportunities

The following government agencies recognize Cook County’s MBE/WBE/VBE Certification. Please review their websites for current contracting opportunities:

Chicago Housing Authority

Chicago Park District

Chicago Public Schools

City Colleges of Chicago

City of Chicago

Housing Authority of the County of Cook

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Public Building Commission of Chicago

Business Organizations

Theses minority and women business organizations may also be of assistance to MBE/WBE/VBE vendors:

African American Contractors Association

Asian American Business Association

Black Contractors United

Chatham Business Association

Chicago Minority Business Development Council (CMBDC)

Chicago Urban League

College of DuPage SBDC

Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce

Federation of Women Contractors

Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

National Association of Women Business Owners (Chicago Chapter)

North Business Industrial Council PTAC

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Suburban Minority Contractors Association

Women’s Business Development Center PTAC