Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

July 15, 2013

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, in partnership with Cook County, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo, is hosting its first Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit.

The event will take place at the Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center (8400 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 9am – 1pm.

The Summit will provide new and existing vendors with the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Cook County, the Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Botanic Garden, and to network with other local business owners.

In September 2012, the Forest Preserves established a new program to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses with respect to procurement contracts with the District. This new initiative is significantly benefitting the residents of our County by increasing the pool of qualified minority and women-owned businesses that have the opportunity to be selected for contracts awarded by the District each year.

For more information on doing business with the Forest Preserve District, visit www.fpdcc.com