Vendor Networking Event


On September 28, 2016 the Chicago Park District Department of Purchasing hosts the annual Vendor Networking Event, which brings together government agencies, general contractors and MBE/WBE firms to increase communication, participation and competition for future contract awards, both public and private. Government agencies in attendance will include the City of Chicago, sister agencies and city museums.

MBE/WBE firms can expect to network with general contractors to engage in potential business opportunities to meet or exceed compliance goals for current and future contract awards.

General Contractors and MBE/WBE firms can expect to network with Municipal, County, State and Federal agencies to discuss potential bid opportunities.
Event highlights include:
South Shore Cultural Center is located at 7059 S. South Shore Drive.

Registration recommended, but not required.  
To RSVP, please visit
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Anticipated Exhibitors:

Government & Assist Agencies: Museums in the Park: General Contractors:
Chatham Business Association Adler Planetarium AMEC Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
Chicago Housing Authority

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Public Library

DuSable Museum of African American History

Burling Builders
Chicago Transit Authority John G. Shedd Aquarium Christy Webber
City Colleges of Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago
Environmental Design International, Inc.
Far South Community Development Corporation The Field Museum F.H. Paschen
Forest Preserve District of Cook County  
Friedler Construction
Greater Far South Halsted Chamber of Commerce   Inter-City Supply Company, Inc.

Illinois Department of Central Management Services

  John Burns Construction

Illinois Tollway Authority

Martin Implement Sales, Inc.
Latin American Chamber of Commerce  
Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc.

McCormick Place

Muller & Muller, LTD
Metra   Palos Sports
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago  

National Organization of Minority Engineers

U.S. Small Business Administration   The Bowa Group
University of Illinois   The Lakota Group
Trinity Roofing Service, Inc.
Univar USA



For questions about the Vendor Networking Event:
Chicago Park District Department of Purchasing

(312) 742-5380