Workshop & Panel Discussion
The Conference will feature the following workshops:
Access to Capital
This session will provide detailed information on the services and/or resources that help minority and female businesses identify and connect with capital resources. Information provided in this workshop will help vendors prepare and submit required documents when applying for financial assistance for their business. Attending this workshop will provide you an opportunity to ask the experts how to Access Capital and find solutions for all your financing needs.
Utilizing Procurement Resources
This session will provide useful information on green purchasing including policy, formulation, strategy, and principles. The workshop will focus on various sustainable purchasing trends and potential opportunities for MAFBE firms. The workshop will be facilitated by the University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Sustainability & Purchasing Division, City of Chicago and the Delta Institute.
Understanding University of Illinois Purchasing
This session will enhance your understanding of the University of Illinois purchasing process. Topics to be covered include: Illinois Higher Education Procurement Bulletin, Regulatory Requirements, RFP and Sealed Bid Process, Evaluation Process and Performance. The workshop will be facilitated by the Purchasing Office of the University of Illinois Chicago, Urbana and Springfield campuses.