If you sell a commodity or service, you may find a market in the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
On this page:
- Current Bidding Opportunities
- Event & Programming Partnerships
- Concessions Opportunities
Purchasing Process Changes Due to COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is only accepting bids, proposals, and qualification packages electronically.
Submit your bid, proposal or qualification package electronically.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Current Bidding Opportunities
Explore purchasing and contract opportunities:
Register as a Vendor
After you have registered, you will have access to download the documents for all Forest Preserves postings. You can also choose to receive notifications of solicitations for bids (an amount $25,000 or more) by e-mail each time a formal solicitation is made as well as requests for quotations (solicitations under $25,000).
All vendors are advised that the Forest Preserves of Cook County is under no obligation to distribute e-mail notifications for solicitation of bids and request for quotations. The Forest Preserves disclaims any liability/responsibility for doing so/or not so doing. All vendors must check the our Purchasing Website to determine when the bid responses are to be submitted.
Minority & Women Business Enterprises
Many Forest Preserves projects set goals for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) participation. These businesses must be certified by Cook County or the City of Chicago to qualify.
For bidding opportunities with MBE/WBE goals, bidders must submit an MBE/WBE Utlization Plan with their bid.
Purchasing Resources & Contact
- Responsible Bidder Affidavit (PDF)
- MBE/WBE Utilization Plan (PDF)
- Construction Project Bid Template (PDF)
- Pre-Qualified Contractor Pool (PDF)
Purchasing Department Contact
George W Dunne Cook County Office Building
69 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
Event & Programming Partnerships
The Forest Preserves of Cook County is seeking proposals from Cook County individuals and organizations to partner with the Conservation & Experiential Programming Department to provide public programs that educate and activate the public to become lovers, users, stewards and advocates of and for the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
The Permits, Rentals & Concessions Department actively seeks out new partner opportunities to provide patrons with access to outdoor recreational activities and other amenities in the Forest Preserves.