Prairie State College is hosting a Diversity Business Procurement event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
The program will feature breakfast, information sessions, a luncheon and networking. The event will be in the Conference Center of the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
Attendees will learn about the business procurement process as it relates to securing contracts with Prairie State College and other government agencies. Local, state and federal representatives will provide the information businesses need to bid on projects successfully.
Local agencies participating include the Illinois Community College Board, Prairie State College and the Capital Development Board. State agencies represented include the Illinois Toll Highway Authority and the Illinois Central Procurement Office. The U.S. Small Business Administration will represent the federal interests.
A certification panel discussion will follow the morning presentations. Agencies represented in the panel include Cook County Procurement, Capital Development Board, Metra and Illinois Central Management Services.
This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Construction Business Development Center (funded by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority). Breakfast and lunch are catered by JUS SANDWICHES, a BEP WMBE/VOSB certified vendor.
Online registration is requested. For more information, call 708-709-3731 or email [email protected].