Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA), a nonprofit organization that manages the Special Service Area (SSA) in Chicago Loop, seeks proposals from qualified vendors to develop and operate a new public program called Sundays on State.
Sundays on State aims to close a portion of State Street to vehicle traffic to create an exciting and unique pedestrian experience for up to 12 Sundays this summer. Inspired by Open Streets and local outdoor dining activations, the goal is to support Loop businesses by bringing people back downtown in a safe and socially distant way.
The CLA is looking to make State Street welcoming to more people, specifically people of color. As such, it is important qualified vendors are to the extent possible minority or woman owned, have suppliers and services from MBE/WBE firms and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing anti-racism and inclusive practices. The CLA is looking for a single vendor or partnership of vendors able to provide the services outlined above.
After reviewing all submitted proposals, CLA will select a preferred vendor(s) and may require a Zoom interview the week of April 26, 2021.
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