The mission of the Office of Contract Compliance is to certify Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/VBEs), to ensure that all County purchases comply with the Cook County Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance, to educate County User departments and vendors on the importance and the process of complying with the Ordinance, to develop MBE/WBE and VBEs capable of performing as primes, and to work together as a team to monitor the success of the process.
Certification Application - $250
Re-Certification Application - $100
No-Change Affidavit - No Charge
Veteran Application - No Charge
Cook County Procurement Code Governing Certification of Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Businesses
(This Code provide the criteria for determining a firm's eligibility for participation as a MBE/WBE/VBE in Cook County.)
2012 Revision to Division 8 of the Procurement Code - Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Chapter 34, Article IV, Division 8 (Contract Compliance)
Directory of Cook County Certified MBE/WBE Vendors
Link to view the online directory of all current certified MBE/WBE vendors with specialty areas and detailed contact information.
(This will open a new browser window and direct you to our PRISM directory site.)
Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement
The Office of the Chief Procurement provides online a listing of all current bid proposals, professional service requests (RFPs), awarded bids, forms and other information about procurement in Cook County.
Cook County Health & Hospitals System: Purchasing
The CCHHS provides an online listing of all current, upcoming and awarded contracts for the CCHHS, as well as online vendor registration.
Forest Preserve District
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County also provides an online listing of current bid opportunities and other information about procurement with the Forest Preserve District.
Purchases for Cook County Highway construction projects are solicited through formal bid request. The Cook County Highway Department accepts DBE participation on contracts.
The Chicago Zoological Society is committed to ensuring that certified minority-owned business enterprises (MBE's) , women-owned business enterprises (WBE's), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE's), and U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-certified (8(a)'s) firms are afforded opportunites to compete for and participate in the Chicago Zoological Society's purchasing activities.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Opportunities to submit request for proposals are available periodically at the Chicago Botanic Garden. You may obtain information on business opportunities via e-mail or mail. If applicable, we request that you also provide Minority and Women-Owned Business Enteprise certification.
Finance, Bureau of
118 N. Clark Street Room 1020