MWRD offers new procurement guide to increase business partnerships

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has released a new procurement guide to help pave the way for increased business partnerships.

With new business opportunities on the horizon, the brochure offers a general overview of the MWRD’s purchasing process.

“We thought it would be helpful to provide a document that highlights the five easy steps of the District’s purchasing process,” said MWRD Vice President/Commissioner Barbara J. McGowan, who is also chairman of the Procurement committee and Affirmative Action committee.

“As Chairman of the MWRD Affirmative Action committee, I am extremely proud of the successes that we have had in our Affirmative Action program” said Commissioner McGowan. “Our vendors’ access to this new procurement guide will increase the opportunities for minority, women, and small businesses to do business with the District.”

MWRD will be seeking business partners on projects ranging from $50,000 through $5 million over the next 12 to 24 months.

The MWRD has an active affirmative action program which is designed to ensure that minority, women, and small businesses are given an equitable opportunity to participate in construction and professional service contracts.  The goals of MWRD’s affirmative action program are to achieve 20 percent minority participation, 10 percent women-owned participation, and 10 percent small business enterprise participation in the agency’s professional service and construction contracts.

 For additional information about the MWRD’s procurement process or to receive a free copy of “A Quick Guide to Doing Business with the MWRD 2012,” visit or call (312) 751-6643.