Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

How to become a vendor with the city of aurora?

Vendors who wish to do business with the City of Aurora must first take steps to become aware of the materials, supplies, equipment or services sought by the city.  Vendors can register to receive notice of the city’s procurement needs by completing our Vendor Application Form.  To ensure you receive notice of the procurement activities most appropriate to you, please provide a description of the products you offer on the form where indicated.  The city sends copies of bid specifications to vendors registered for the specific products and services.  We also advertise bids on our website at http://www.aurora-il.org/finance/purchasing/bid_invitation.php and in our local newspaper, The Beacon News.  Most non-construction bid packages can be downloaded from the city’s website.

The City of Aurora encourages the participation of businesses owned by minorities, women, and disabled persons (MWDP) in the city’s procurement process.  We will recognize MWDP status certified by the following programs and agencies. Please submit an appropriate certificate with your Application Form.

1. Illinois Unified Certification Program.
2. Illinois Department of Central Management Services Business Enterprise Program.
3. Illinois Department of Transportation, Doing Business.
4. Women's Business Development Center.