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.
Please review the current contracting opportunities with Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer:
Please review the current contracting opportunities with Cook County Health & Hospitals:
Goals for MBE/WBE Participation
Cook County may assign contract specific goals which are based upon relevant factors including but not limited to the availability of MBE/WBE/VBEs in the scope of work of the project.
|Service and Supply||Construction||Professional Service|
|25 % MBE10% WBE||24% MBE10% WBE
The Personal Net Worth/Size Standard Affidavit is required from MBE/WBE companies certified by the City of Chicago for the assurance that the certified MBE/WBE firms participating in Cook County contracts for credit are within the parameters of the Cook County Procurement Ordinance.
LETTER(S) OF CERTIFICATION
Only a Letter of Certification from one of the following entities shall be accepted as certification of MBE/WBE/VBE status:
- County of Cook
- City of Chicago If you are currently certified with the City of Chicago in a non-construction area i.e., goods and/or services or professional services, the County Code requires that you do not exceed 1) the S.B.A. Size Standards and, 2) Personal Net Worth standards of approximately $2MM. If you are a non-construction firm and wish to participate as an MBE/WBE in an upcoming County contract, you must submit an affidavit regarding your SBA Size and Personal Net Worth at the time of the bid. You can download the affidavit from http://www.cookcountyil.gov/supplier-diversity/.
- Illinois United Certification Program, only as associated with federally funded Cook County contracts.
Or any other governmental body or agency approved by the Contract Compliance Director as applying certification standards substantially similiar to those applied by the County of Cook may also be accepted.
The following government agencies recognize Cook County’s MBE/WBE/VBE Certification; please review their web sites for current contracting opportunities: