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
Notice of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Rules
March 20, 2019
The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) published rules regarding the procurement, management, and administration of engineering and design related services. IDOT has issued guidelines to satisfy these new requirements including the publication of the names and rankings for the top three firms when contracts are awarded. Below is information associated with each contract award.
December 15, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published rules regarding the procurement, management, and administration of engineering and design related services. IDOT is in the process of updating the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manuals to incorporate these new requirements for procuring consulting engineering services using federal funds. In the interim, IDOT has issued guidelines to satisfy these new requirements including the publication of the names and rankings for the top three firms when contracts are awarded. Please see the document below for Cook County procurements which are subject to the FHWA policy.
New Disqualification Rules Accepted by County Board
May 18, 2018
The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has published rules to govern the process by which contractors for whom disqualification has been proposed may challenge/seek review of the proposed disqualification. In accordance Section 1-9 of the County Code, these Rules were accepted by the Rules and Administration Committee of the Cook County Board on May 16, 2018. These Rules will take effect June 1, 2018.
Pre-Qualified Pool of Prime Contractors for Architectural/Engineering Services and Construction Management Services
April 4, 2018
The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer issued RFP No. 1623-15371 to select a pre-qualified pool of Prime Contractors for Architectural/Engineering Services and Construction Management Services. The list below shows the selected Prime Contractors. Solicitations will be issued to groups of pre-qualified Prime Contractors and will be listed on our website. Firms interested in participating as a subcontractor may review the pre-qualified vendor list and project information as projects are issued to offer their services to the pre-qualified Prime Contractors. Minority and Women Owned Business are particularly encouraged to review the list and project information as they are issued. For more information, contact the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer at (312) 603-5370.
Cook County Pension Fund - Commercially-Available Pension Administration Solution (PAS) Request for Proposal
March 21, 2018
The County Employees’ and Officers’ & Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County invites the submission of proposals from qualified firms with a long-term and demonstrated commitment to pension administration to select and implement a commercially-available pension administration solution (PAS). The RFP is available beginning March 21, 2018. The submission deadline is 3:00 pm CST, May 14, 2018. To receive the RFP, all interested parties are required to register. Registration is required to obtain a complete set of the proposal forms.
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.
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.
- 2016 Technology Outlook Presentation
- 2016 Technology Outlook Attendee List
- 2016 Technology Outlook - Additional Attendees
2016 Buying Plan
The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer has released the 2016 Cook County Buying Plan. 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)
- 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 OCPO.Events@cookcountyil.gov. See you there!
Cook County Contract Compliance Contract Compliance Administers the County’s Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) programs
Forest Preserve District of Cook CountyThe 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.