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Vendor Summit

2023 State of Illinois Vendor Summit

Thursday November 30th, 2023
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Illinois-Chicago
750 S. Halsted, Student Center East
Chicago, IL 60607

Attendees will learn about how to do business with State of Illinois Agencies and State Universities.

Dozens of subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions about upcoming contracting opportunities, navigating procurement process and accessing resources.

Networking sessions for primes and subcontractors.

Event Schedule

9 a.m. Registration & Networking  
9:30 – 10 a.m. Welcome Remarks Illinois AB
10 – 11 a.m.
Commission on Equity and Inclusion Illinois AB
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Do’s and Don’ts of Submitting a Bid/Offer Illinois AB
12 – 1 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Prime and Sub Networking
Dearborn AB
Illinois AB
1 – 2 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Illinois Department of Transportation
General Services – State Agencies

Cardinal Room
Illinois C
2 - 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Capital Development Board
Public Institutions of Higher Education

Cardinal Room
Illinois C
3 p.m. Closing Illinois AB


For all events taking place in Student Center East, parking is available in the Halsted and Taylor Street Parking Structure (760 West Taylor Street). The entrance to this parking structure is on Taylor Street. Upon entry, guests should take a ticket and upon exit, guests should present this ticket to the cashier and pay the appropriate total (cash, debit cards, and credit cards are accepted at this lot).

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