City Colleges of Chicago purchases a full array of goods and services including, but not limited to: books, printing services, computer equipment, furniture, office equipment and supplies, and a variety of construction and professional services.
CCC's purchasing procedures are consistent with Sections 805/3-27.1 805/3-27.2 and 805/7-23.1 of the Illinois Public Community College Act, and represent the basic intentions and goals of its Board of Trustees.
The City Colleges of Chicago aggressively seeks certified minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBE).
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Where does CCC purchasing take place?
Formal requests for goods and services greater than $25,000.00 must be publicly advertised to receive maximum competitive pricing. Request for Sealed Bids/Proposals are competitively bid through the Procurement Services Department.
Informal requests for goods and services of $25,000.00 or less are initiated by CCC Business Offices Managers or from District Office Departments. Vendors are encouraged to contact Business Managers or the District Procurement Services Department via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the types of products and services they can provide to City Colleges of Chicago.