Business & Procurement Services

City Colleges of Chicago is transitioning to a new e-bidding platform, Bonfire, and encourage vendors to promptly register. CCC will start advertising, collecting responses, and awarding solicitations for procurements posted on or after March 11, 2024


Become a Vendor with CCC

All procurements posted prior to that date will follow the current, hard-copy process. While solicitation information will be posted on our site, access to documents will ONLY be available through Bonfire.​

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) encourages companies, both large and small, to do business with CCC.  CCC operates seven colleges and seven vocational/technical centers, serving more than 80,000 students annually.

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.

City Colleges of Chicago has an action plan in place to contract with certified Minority and women owned businesses (M/WBE). Certified businesses are encouraged to register with CCC and to review the open opportunities in the link below.​

Current contract opportunities prior to March 11, 2024, can be found on the Open Solicitations and Sole Source.

Starting March 11, 2024, all contracting opportunities can be found on the Bonfire portal​

Recent contracts can be found on the button-2.jpg​​

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 the Managers of CCC Business Offices​ or from District Office Departments. Vendors are encouraged to contact  Business Managers​​​​ or the District Procurement Services Department  via e-mail at and inform them of the types of products and services they can provide to City Colleges of Chicago. ​​​​​​​


Faculty and Staff

Name Title​ Phone Number Email Address
​Angela Arrington-Jones ​Vice Chancellor​ ​(773) 487-6845​
Nick Gibb Associate Vice Chancellor​
(773) 487-6956
Marietta Williams-Johnson Senior Contract Administrator (312) 553-3331
Nanzi Cantero Senior Contract Administrator (773) 487-6953
Steve Nash Senior Contract Administrator (773) 487-3716
William Moore Contract Administrator (773) 487-6958
​Tiffany Johnson  ​​ ​Contract Compliance Administrator  ​(773) 487-3792