Contracting Opportunities

Cook County

The mission of Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is to procure quality goods and services for Cook County agencies at the best price by promoting competition and implementing best practices. To achieve this goal, the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is committed to implementing open and transparent procurement methods to promote maximum vendor participation while leveraging overall County volume to achieve lower costs.

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:

Cook County Contracts

Cook County Health and Hosptial Systems

The mission of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Supply Chain Management Department is to create a high-performing Supply Chain Management Procurement function by strategically sourcing quality goods and services across all major spend categories, effectively managing supplier relationships and realizing contracted performance and cost savings throughout the health 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, and 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. Please use the contact us link to be directed to the appropriate individual.

Please review the current contracting opportunities with Cook County Health & Hospital Systems:

Cook County Health & Hospital Systems

 

 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 

 

35% Overall

M/WBE Reciprocal Certification

Firms certified by the City of Chicago in the area of goods or services, a M/WBE Reciprocal Certification Affidavit is required from MBE/WBE companies when submitting a bid and proposal whether as a prime bidder or subcontractor.  This form ensures 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.


 

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