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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Assistance Agencies

The following agencies provide various types of assistance to DBE firms with respect to the certification process to become a DBE, bidding on construction contracts, and bid notifications.

 

Black Contractors United (BCU)
400 W. 76th St., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60620

Contact: Belinda Henderson
Phone: (773) 483-4000
Fax: (773) 483-4150
E-mail: belinda_bcu@att.net / bcunewera@att.net
Web: www.blackcontractorsunited.com  

Services 
• Business Development

 

Chatham Business Association (CBA)
800 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

Contact: Melinda Kelly
Phone: (773) 994-5006
Fax: (773) 855-8905
E-mail: melindakelly@cbaworks.org
Web: www.cbaworks.org  

Services 

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

 

Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc. (CMBDC)
105 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60603

Contact: Shelia C. Hill Morgan
Phone: (312) 755-8880
Fax: (312) 755-8890
E-mail: shillmorgan@chicagomsdc.org
Web: www.cmbdc.org

Services 

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

 

Chicago Urban League (CUL)
4510 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

Contact: Kenya Spann
Phone: (773) 285-5800
Fax: (773) 285-7772
E-mail: kspann@thechicagourbanleague.org
Web: www.thechicagourbanleague.org

Services 

  • Business Development

 

Federation of Women Contractors (FWC)
216 W. Jackson Blvd., #625
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact: Joan Anderse
Phone: (312) 360-1122
Fax: (312) 360-0239
E-mail: joan@andersenpump.com
Web: www.fwcchicago.com

Services 

  • Business Development

 

Hispanic-American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)
650 W. Lake St, Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60661

Contact: Jorge Perez
Phone: (312) 575-0389 
Fax: (312) 575-0544 
E-mail: jperez@haciaworks.org  
Web: www.haciaworks.org

Services 

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

 

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 c/o 1871
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact: Omar Duque
Phone: (312) 425-9500
E-mail: asoto@ihccbusiness.net
Web: www.ihccbusiness.net

Services 

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

 

Latin American Chamber of Commerce (LACC)
3512 W. Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Contact: D. Lorenzo Padron
Phone: (773) 252-5211
Fax: (773) 252-7065
E-mail: D.LorenzoPadron@laccusa.com  
Website: www.laccusa.com

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
     

 

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (PACCIL)
3413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Contact: James Villar
Phone: (773) 340-1632
E-mail: jamesvillar@paccgc.org
Web: www.paccgc.org

Services 

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

 

Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
8 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Contact: Freida Curry
Phone: (312) 853-3477
Fax: (312) 853-0145
E-mail: fcurry@wbdc.org
Web: www.wbdc.org

Services 

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

 

Women Construction Owners & Executives (WCOE)
308 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130

Contact: Mary Kay Minaghan
Phone: (708) 366-1250
Fax: (708) 366-5418
E-mail: mkm@mkmservices.com
Website: www.wcoeusa.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
     

 

Project information and current DBE directory of certified local and out-of-state companies are available.

Chicago Transit Authority
Project Information
c/o Ellen McCormack
Purchasing Department
567 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661-1465

Phone: (312) 681-2420
Fax: (312) 681-2405
E-mail: emccormack@transitchicago.com

 

Chicago Transit Authority
DBE Directory
c/o JuanPablo Prieto
Diversity Programs Department
567 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661-1465

Phone: (312) 681-2629
Fax: (312) 681-2695
E-mail: jprieto@transitchicago.com