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Previous Contractor Events

Metra Pre-Proposal Meeting (Metra Rock Island Bridge 87 at 79th Street)

CREATE Program partner, Metra, held a pre-proposal meeting for Engineering Design Services for the Metra Rock Island Bridge 87 at 79th Street.

Fall Into The County: Vendor Resource and Information Expo

This event provided opportunities to network with Cook County and its sister agencies. The event also included the following workshops: Procurement 101, Advanced Look into 2020 Buying Plan - Capital Planning, Transportation and Highways, M/WBE Certification/Compliance, Growing Your Business - Access to Capital, Working with DHSEM and the Use of Federal Grant Funds and Cook County Dept. of Public Health - Good Food Policy Panel Discussion.

Metra Pre-Proposal Meeting (Project P2)

CREATE Program partner, Metra, held a pre-proposal meeting for Engineering Design Services for the Rock Island Connection (P2).

Metra On Track to Success Vendor Fair

This event provided small businesses access to prime contractors and an opportunity for free educational workshops. Metra recognized and honored prime contractors, subcontractors, assist agencies and staff members that have provided exceptional service and promote diversity and inclusion. Three hundred people attended, including 180 DBEs.

Norfolk Southern Railway Pre-Proposal Meeting and Networking Session (Project EW2)

CREATE Program partner Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), held a pre-proposal meeting and networking event. This event provided small businesses access to prime contractors. One hundred people attended, and 46 DBEs were represented.

CREATE Get On Board

The "Get On Board" business-to-business networking event offered an opportunity for certified DBEs and small businesses to engage with public agencies, freight and passenger railroads and prime contractors and to learn about bid or professional services opportunities related to the CREATE Program. Over 190 people attended including 70 DBE participants from 56 DBE firms.