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:
2017 Buying Plan
December 9, 2016
The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has released the 2017 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.
Cook County Pension Fund - Pension Administration System Consulting Request for Proposal
September 22, 2016
The County Employees’ and Officers’ and Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County invites the submission of proposals from qualified firms with in-depth knowledge and expertise in public pension plan administration and information technology systems to assist in the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) and procurement for a Pension Administration System (PAS). Additional services may include project management oversight and quality assurance services for the implementation of the new PAS. The issue date of the RFP was September 21, 2016, and the due date is November 1, 2016. The RFP is available at the below link. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Cook County Pension Fund.
2016 Vendor Fair – Hosted by the Government Procurement Compliance Forum (GPCF)
May 9, 2016
Please join Cook County Procurement at the 2016 Vendor Fair Hosted by the Government Procurement Compliance Forum (GPCF). The event will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The location will be the UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, Illinois.
The 2016 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance Forum to give our regional businesses as many resources and networking opportunities as possible. This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies. You will have the opportunity to attend several business workshops, learn how to join the construction trade unions, find financial, insurance, and legal assistance. UIC Forum Parking Available for $10.00 at 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5 For more information, including registering for the event, please visit the 2016 Vendor Fair Website.
Cook County Technology Outlook 2016
April 6, 2016
The Cook County Technology Outlook event took place on April 6, 2016 @1:30 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 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, download the workshop schedule here: 2016 Vendor Workshop Schedule
The workshops offered are listed here:
Procurement 101: Doing Business with Cook County
How to Submit a Successful Request for Proposal (RFP)
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 (CCHHS) CCHHS 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.
A report submitted to the Cook County Board of Commissioners highlights continued progress in the number of minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) doing business with Cook County.Cook...