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Business Diversity promotes access to procurement opportunities with Chicago Public Schools for certified minority and women business enterprises located in the Chicagoland area.
Business Diversity has two divisions with separate goals for each division:
In an effort to advance supplier diversity at CPS more creatively, Business Diversity:
In fiscal year 2007 Business Diversity reported the following Chicago Public Schools' supplier diversity accomplishments:
In an effort to promote equal access to Chicago Public Schools opportunities, Business Diversity hosted a Small Business Opportunity Fair in Fiscal Year 2008 which attracted over 250 local small businesses.
As a major employer and purchaser of goods and services, CPS is committed to the goal of enhancing economic opportunities for certified minority-owned and woman-owned business enterprises in the Chicagoland area, by promoting access to procurement opportunities within Chicago Public Schools.
Promote diversification of CPS’ contractor/vendor base through increased opportunities for diverse vendors.
In an effort to advance supplier diversity at CPS, the Business Diversity department:
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Assist Agencies are comprised of not-for-profit agencies and/or chamber of commerce agencies that represent the interest of small, minority and/or women owned businesses. These organizations can help explain the certification process and assist applicants with the completion of various bid forms and applications.
Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Office of Business Diversity
Director: Opal L. Walls
Department of Procurement
Chief Procurement Officer:
December 13, 2016
CPS Annual Outreach Event 2016
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