Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Our mission 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.

Recent Procurement News:

2016 Buying Plan

The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has released the 2016 Cook County Buying Plan. The buying plan can be viewed HERE.  The Buying Plan is a useful tool for vendors to prepare for new contract opportunities.

2016 Vendor Workshops

The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has released the 2016 Vendor Workshop Schedule. To view the full schedule, descriptions, dates & times, click HERE.  The workshops offered are listed here:

Procurement 101: Doing Business with Cook County How to Submit a Successful Request for Proposal (RFP) Job Order Contracting (JOC) 101
Procurement Essentials – Governing Laws & Ordinances Sale of County Surplus: What, When, Where, and How? Growing Your Business – Alternative Financing Solutions

To register for any of these workshops, please email  See you there!

 Auctions – Surplus Equipment & Materials

Did you know that Cook County Government sells antiquated and underutilized surplus assets and that all online auctions are open to the general public?

To register on the website, view past auctions, and view current auctions please visit:,il/browse/home?tm=m

Should you have questions regarding the auction website or any of the auctions, please email or contact the Procurement Office @ 312.603.5377.

Happy Bidding and Good Luck!

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2015 CCHHS Procurement Vendor Forum

Please join the Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) for their annual Vendor Forum.  The event will take place on Wednesday, August 26th from 4 PM until 7 PM.  Click here for the flyer and for more detailed information including RSVP information, location and topics.  Hope to see you there!

IT RFQ Vendor Information Session

The IT RFQ Vendor Information Session took place on March 16th, 2015 from 1 – 2:30 PM.  This event provided valuable information for IT Vendors/Consulting firms interested in doing business with Cook County and learning about upcoming contracting opportunities.

The County has now issued the Market Rate RFP for 10 acres of strategic urban development real estate!


Countywide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Request for Information (RFI) #11-50-051, was issued by the Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer on February 3, 2011, for the countywide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System and the related System Integration Services.

More information can be found on the project site at: 

Additional links:

  • Cook County Office of Contract Compliance Administers the County’s Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) programs.
  • Forest Preserve District of Cook County
    The Forest Preserve District of Cook County  provides an online listing of current procurementopportunities and and other information regardingprocurement with the Forest Preserve District.
  • Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHS)
    CCHS is a Cook County agency with purchasing authority.  A listing of current procurement opportunities and other contract information related to the health and hospital system in available at their website.