Procurement At Northstar
Northstar’s procurement process is inclusive, fully transparent and accessible to businesses. This website is Northstar’s primary method to communicate information about new business opportunities, open procurements and updates. Additionally, firms are encouraged to complete the registration form to automatically receive email notification of all new procurement opportunities and related updates soon after they are posted to this website.
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Northstar’s Commitment to Supplier Diversity
Northstar is committed to ensuring that our procurement opportunities reflect the diversity of the state of Illinois. We work to cultivate and strengthen partnerships with businesses owned by minorities, females and persons with disabilities (“MFBDEs”) and the trade groups that foster these businesses: the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce; Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Chicago United; Chicago Urban League; and the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.
To further stimulate economic development, Northstar encourages its subcontractors and vendors to award a portion of each subcontract to MFDBEs. If you are an MFDBE, please include information about your firm’s MFDBE classification and certification status when you complete the registration form. This vital information which is securely stored in our database is used to identify potential MFDBE firms when procurement opportunities arise.
Periodically, Northstar hosts or participates in Supplier Diversity Vendor Networking fairs and other networking events. Through these events, we identify and cultivate business relationships with MFDBEs by providing one-on-one access to Northstar’s executives and its business partners. Examples of past fairs include the Northstar Supplier Diversity Vendor Networking Fair in Lisle, Illinois, The Northstar-Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Reception, and the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair sponsored by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Northstar will post announcements of upcoming Supply Diversity fairs or events to this page.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for all procurement related questions. Businesses interested in retail opportunities should complete the Retail Opportunity Form or contact email@example.com.