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Office of Business Diversity

As a major employer and purchaser of goods and services, CPS is committed to the goal of enhancing economic opportunities for certified minority-owned and woman-owned business (M/WBE) enterprises in the Chicagoland area, by promoting access to procurement opportunities within Chicago Public Schools.

Office of Business Diversity


773-553-2998 (Fax)

In an effort to advance equity at CPS, the Business Diversity department works to:

  • Assure that M/WBE vendors are informed of CPS contracting opportunities
  • Provide M/WBE vendors with relevant information and assistance related to CPS procurement practices and procedures, and bid/proposals specifications and requirements
  • Increase equity in CPS’ procurement activities by ensuring that every contract presented to the board is evaluated for MWBE participation.
  • Monitor and enforce vendor compliance