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Become a Vendor

​1. Obtain a vendor application from the  Procurement Services Department or Business Office Manager, either in person or by downloading the vendor application from the CCC website. The vendor application should be completed in its entirety and e-mailed to  If your firm is a certified Minority (MBE) or Woman-Owned Business (WBE), we ask that you include copies of your current certification documents.

2. Procurement Services staff will enter your firm into the CCC vendor database giving each college access to your firm to obtain quotations for goods and services. Vendors are encouraged to check the contract opportunities page or Chicago Sun-Times for formal bid projects.

Vendors are also encouraged to contact the Business Managers at each College​ and inform them of the types of products/services they can provide to the campuses.

To have your firm certified as an MBE or WBE Business, obtain a certification from one of the acceptable certifying agencies  of  MBE/WBE Vendors listed below:                      


​MBE/WBE Certifying Agencies ​
Agency​ Phone Number
City of Chicago Department of Purchasing​ (312) 744-1896​
State of Illinois ​
(312) 814-4195                       
Women's Business Development Center ​
(312) 853-3477ext.20                       
Cook County ​
(312) 603-5370                       
Chicago Minority Business Development Council
(312) 755-8880                      
Debarment Policy

Vendors can be debarred in accordance with the debarment policy adopted by City Colleges of Chicago. Check out Learn More for additional information.

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