Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Things You Should Know: DPS Alert December 28, 2015 & Learn how to navigate city auctions

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December 28, 2015
NEW DPS WORKSHOPS IN 2016
CONSOLIDATED BUYING PLAN
WEEKLY BID OPENINGS
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DPS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
New DPS
YouTube Channel
DPS has created a YouTube Channel and live-streaming capability, designed to bring additional transparency to the procurement process.
The DPS YouTube Channel,www.youtube.com/ChicagoDPS, will broadcast all City of Chicago bid openings. Also broadcast are DPS workshops on procurement and certification related issues, at no cost to the public.
DPS will share knowledge on governmental contracting policies and procedures in order to increase the existing vendor pool and maintain transparency in contracting.
Click Here to view the page.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
DPS teaches 15 free workshops to educate interested citizens and business owners about the latest developments in procurement and certification.
City of Chicago
Procurement Fundamentals
This workshop will cover the laws which govern the procurement process, including the Municipal Purchasing Act and Municipal Code of Chicago.
Come learn procurement terms, definitions, policies, rules and regulations, such as the Special Conditions Regarding M/W/DBE Participation and Economic Disclosure Statements before you start the bidding process.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
2:30pm to 3:30pm
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle
1st Flr. Bid & Bond Room 103
SAVE THE DATE
New DPS Workshops in 2016
How to Navigate City Auctions
The City of Chicago currently posts online auctions for the sale of assets which include surplus equipment, vehicles, furniture, and office equipment including computer products, furniture, and other goods and materials. Come learn how to bid, how to do a proxy bid, how to pay for your item and other rules and regulations of City auctions.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond Room 103
March 30, 2016
June 29, 2016
eProcurement: What You Need to Know
DPS is embarking on the next phase of start-to-finish purchasing modernization via the implementation of a comprehensive eProcurement system. Come learn about the new technology that is going to be used to expedite the contracting and payment processes. Learn about iSupplier registration, how vendors will submit bids and proposals online and how to view contracts and payments.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond Room 103
April 6, 2016
July 6, 2016
October 5, 2016
Contract Payment Tracking: What You Need to Know
The Certification & Compliance (C2) Network System is a web-based tool that provides up to date tracking of payments made to prime contractors and subcontractors. Prime Contractors are responsible for reporting payments to all sub-contractors on a monthly basis. Come learn the roles and responsibilities of the primes and the sub-contractors, the email notification process, the importance of sub-contractor payment confirmation and who to contact when you need assistance.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Bid & Bond Room 103
February 17, 2016
June 15, 2016
September 14, 2016
City of Chicago Sister Agencies Cook County
Consolidated Buying Plan
4Q 2015 - 1Q 2017
The consolidated Buying Plan builds on the City of Chicago's Buying Plan, which is a 12-16 month forecast of goods and services that the City plans to procure.
This special Buying Plan includes the upcoming contracting opportunities for the City as well as eight additional government purchasing entities.

Entities participating in the Consolidated Buying Plan are:
  • Chicago Board of Elections
  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Public Building Commission
  • Cook County
Click Here for Buying Plan
WEEKLY BID OPPORTUNITY LIST
What We Offer
Over $100,000 bid opportunities
Bid opportunities for goods and services are primarily awarded by a competitive bid process. Contracts are awarded to the lowest, most responsible & most responsive bidder.
Look for upcoming pre-bid meetings.
Pre-bid meetings are a good opportunity to meet the contractors who are going to bid on projects, especially if you are bidding as a subcontractor. Also, as a contractor you get to hear all the details of the project and you have an opportunity to ask questions specifically relating to your business.
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About City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services: We are the contracting authority for the procurement of goods and services for the City of Chicago.
We pledge to work together as a team and with our customers to guarantee an open, fair and timely process by establishing, communicating, and enforcing superior business practices.
Integrity, Public Trust and the Law are our guiding principles.
City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 806
Chicago, IL 60602
312-744-4900 (voice)
312-744-0010 (Fax)




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