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2nd Annual Professional Services Diversity Symposium Message from Board of Trustees.


2017 Professional Services Diversity Symposium

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 11:00am until 7:30pm at UIC Forum located at 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607.

The Symposium will provide a platform for diverse professional services firms and select suppliers to present their capabilities to key internal staff. The intent of this outreach initiative is to build relationships that may lead to procurement opportunities that meet the University's needs. The 2017 Professional Services Diversity Symposium will be key to increase spend with diverse firms.

Partnering With Our Veteran Businesses

Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the UIC Student Center East, Room 713, 750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607.The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs & the University of Illinois OBFS, Office of Procurement Diversity invite you to attend their upcoming Partnering With Our Veteran Businesses event.  

For registration and more information contact Office of Procurement Diversity at 312-996-2971 or

Parking is available across from Student Center East located at 760 W. Taylor St. (Enter on Taylor) for the reduced price of $8.

More information about the event is listed in the Partnering With Our Veteran Businesses flyer.

Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair

The "Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair" is part of an initiative organized and sponsored by the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) through its Diversity Working Group to significantly increase diversity among higher education vendors through an event designed to help diverse businesses gain more access in the procurement process.

2015 Construction Summit

What Diverse Vendors and Suppliers Need to Know to Work with the University of Illinois Capital Construction Program and Facilities Services. Vendors will have the opportunity to meet key personnel, project managers and other decision makers.

2015 Taste of Diversity Event Pictures

University staff will have the opportunity to sample diverse foods from minority, female, disabled and veteran owned caterers to meet their potential University catering needs.

Supplier Diversity Program Vendor Workshop

Pre-prebid Meeting Solely for M_FBE Contractors to Discuss Everitt Laboratory Renovation

O'Shea Builders is the Construction Manager for this project and is very interested in working with the University of Illinois in meeting the M_FBE goals for Everitt Laboratory Renovation, UIUC BAU 14088 Bid Release #1.

How to Bid Projects with the University of Illinois Capital Programs Division

What diverse contractors need to know to bid on Capital Projects at the University of Illinois.

Last Updated: February 16, 2017

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