Austin Power Partners recognizes that business and industry practices affect the economic health of the communities where we work. With such an impact, Austin Power Partners reaches out to the community through inclusiveness at every level of the organization. To achieve this, Austin Power Partners is proactive in reaching out to M/WBE firms and making their information available to the entire APP team.  

Procurement Opportunities Guide
Doing Business with the Chicago Department of Aviation
Doing Business with a Construction Manager at Risk
​Guide to Bid Incentives and Programs
Technical Assistance Guide for Small Businesses
​​Sample ​​Insurance Requirements
Multi-Project Labor Agreement

DPS Resource Guide:  Procurement Fundamentals

DPS Resource Guide:  MBE/WBE Compliance

DPS Resource Guide:  Certification (MBE/WBE/VBE/BEPD)

​Apprenticeship & Training Opportunities

City of Chicago Assist Agency List

Austin Power Partners is committed to comply with all M/WBE requirements stated in the RFQ, Federal Standards and Special Conditions regarding M/WBE Commitment.  APP and its subcontractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of contracts.

​The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) has created numerous programs to increase the pool of bidders on City contracts and incentivize the use of small, local, minority and women-owned businesses. This includes the Small Business Initiative (SBI) and Mid-Sized Business Initiative (MBI) programs.

​​​​In addition, Austin Power Partners is committed to working with the following community organizations which enables us to expand our network:  Federation of Women Contractors, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), Black Contractors United, Illinois, Association of Asian Construction Enterprises, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Chicago Urban League, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Development Center, Chicago Women in Trades, (CWIT), Women Construction Owners and Executives  (WCOE)  and Chicago and DuPage Small Business Development Centers and PTACs.

For more information, 
Contact Us and ask for our Diversity Manager.