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Vendor Information

Explore Obama Foundation bids, contractor registration, and request for proposals. The Obama Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages diverse vendors to register their business and interest. 

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Requests for Proposals

  • Obama Presidential Center Uniforms RFP

    The Obama Foundation invites proposals from clothing companies and designers to develop a comprehensive suite of uniforms for our public-facing teams within the Obama Presidential Center. We seek uniforms that epitomize the ethos of the Center — uniforms that blend a sense of approachable refinement with elevated practicality and durability. If you are interested in hearing more, additional information and deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

  • Obama Presidential Center Printer of Record RFP

    The Barack Obama Foundation will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) in mid-April for proposals for a vendor experienced in producing collateral material for cultural institutions, event spaces, and/or entertainment venues. More information will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

  • My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Early Childhood School Access Support Specialist RFP

    The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is seeking proposals from a Chicago-based vendor specialized in delivering evidence-based early childhood learning solutions with a community approach at the elementary school level. More information and deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

  • RFP Checklist

    Use the RFP checklist to help make sure your proposal has all necessary information.

  • Mock RFP prepared by the procurement team

    Take a look at a mock RFP to use as a guide.

Request for Quote

  • Translation & Interpretation Services Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

    The Barack Obama Foundation will be seeking qualifications and quotes from vendors specializing in translation and interpretation services for one or more of the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Polish, and Tagalog.

  • MBK Alliance Summer Youth Program Coordinator (RFQ)

    The Barack Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is seeking qualifications from a vendor to implement summer youth programming for young men of color in the three Obama Presidential Center neighborhoods to help with matriculation from junior high school to high school in the summer months.

  • School Enrollment Data Support (RFQ)

    The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is seeking qualifications and quotes from a Chicago-based vendor specializing in tracking and mitigating chronic absenteeism and truancy in schools. More information and deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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If you own a business and would like to be a contractor or subcontractor with the Obama Foundation, we want to hear about your work.

Email procurement@obama.org

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The Obama Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages diverse vendors to register their business and interest. As of now, the Obama Presidential Center is set to open in 2025. If you have any additional questions, please email  procurement@obama.org (Opens in a new tab) and a team member will be in touch.

The  Lakeside Alliance (Opens in a new tab) is leading the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and brings together four of the largest, most respected African-American-owned firms in Chicago, with one of the largest construction management firms in the United States.

Members of the Lakeside Alliance include: Brown & Momen, Inc., Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.