Vendor Assistance

MBE/WBE Certification Classes Schedule and Information

Monthly workshops are FREE and open to vendors interested in obtaining MBE/WBE/VBE certification with Cook County. The workshops provide assistance to vendors in the preparation of documents required for Certification with Cook County, in addition to providing information on the doing business with the County.

Those interested should contact the Office of Contract Compliance at (312) 603-5502 to register for the next Workshop.

Workshop Dates for 2016:

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

Workshop Hours:

10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.



Office of Contract Compliance
Cook County Building

118 North Clark, Room 1020 (Conference Room)
Chicago, IL 60602

Business Organizations

A compiled listing of minority and women business organizations that may be of assistance to MBE/WBE/VBE vendors: Minority and Women Business Organizations (83K – “Minority and Women Business Organizations.pdf” – 2/2012)

African American Contractors Association

Alliance of Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Asian American SBA

Association of Asian Construction Enterprises

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

West Side Business Improvement Association

Women’s Business Development Center PTAC