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MBE/WBE Certification Classes Schedule and Information

Monthly workshops are available for potential MBE/WBE/VBE vendors through the Office of Contract Compliance. The workshops provide assistance to vendors in the preparation of documents required for Certification with Cook County, in addition to providing information on the County's bidding process.

Those interested should contact the Office of Contract Compliance at (312) 603-5502 to register for the next Workshop. 


Workshop Dates for 2014:

  • January 15, 2014 
  • February 19, 2014
  • March 12, 2014
  • April 9, 2014
  • May 14, 2014
  • June 11, 2014
  • July 9, 2014
  • August 13, 2014
  • September 10, 2014
  • October 8, 2014
  • November 12, 2014
  • December 10, 2014

Workshop Hours:

10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.



Office of Contract Compliance 
Cook County Building 

118 North Clark, Room 1020 (Conference Room)
Chicago, IL 60602




Business Organizations

Minority and Women Business Organizations
(83K - "Minority and Women Business Organizations.pdf" - 2/2012)

A complied listing of minority and women business organizations that may be of assistance to MBE/WBE/VBE vendors.



African American Contractors Association


Alliance of Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs


Asian American SBA


Association of Asian Construction Enterprises


Black Contractors United


Chatham Business Association


Chicago Minority Business Development Council (CMBDC)


Chicago Urban League


College of DuPage SBDC


Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce


Federation of Women Contractors


Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)


Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Little Village Chamber of Commerce


Latin American Chamber of Commerce


National Association of Women Business Owners (Chicago Chapter)


North Business Industrial Council PTAC


Rainbow PUSH Coalition


Suburban Minority Contractors Association


West Side Business Improvement Association


Women's Business Development Center PTAC




Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Finance, Bureau of

Main Office:

118 N. Clark Street Room 1020
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312)603-5502
Fax: (312) 603-6118

Jacqueline Gomez


M-F: 8.30AM-4.30PM;
Sat-Sun: Closed