Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools Department of Procurement

Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the nation with 396,000 students enrolled in 664 schools. The school system purchases a wide variety of products and services essential for the day-to-day operation of the school system.

The Department of Procurement's goal is to provide goods and services of the highest quality and value for schools and departments. We are dedicated to meeting our goal through competitive pricing while adhering to relevant laws, Board rules, policies and procedures. Chicago Public Schools will continue to follow the procurement requirement of OMB Circular A-110 and will utilize the grace period allowed in the Uniform Guidance.

Here you will find information on:

  • Doing Business with CPS
  • Solicitations
  • Board Policies
  • Contracts Awarded

CPS Sourcing Plan

Please see the link here for upcoming contracting opportunities for the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools (projects over $75K in value).

Single Source and Sole Source Approvals for the Board

Please see the link here for all single source and sole source projects that will be presented for the Chicago Board of Education's approval at the upcoming Board meeting.

Accenture Sole Source Process Assessment

Please see the link here for the Accenture assessment.

Purchase Order Inquiries

If you have a question or a discrepancy about a PO please contact the school or department who created the PO. The school or department contact information is located on the upper right side of the PO under the FOR DELIVERY TO section. For all other PO questions, contact Procurement at purchasing@cps.edu.

Invoicing or Payment Inquiries

If you have a question about invoicing or payment, please contact the Accounts Payable department at 773-553-2760 or accountspayable@cps.edu. Be advised that as of April 15, 2015 CPS central office will fully transition to a paperless invoice processing system and will no longer accept paper invoices. See the memo here for more information. Please send all invoices directly to Accounts Payable at cpsinvoice@cps.edu.