The Strategic Sourcing Department coordinates supplier registrations, researches potential new sources of supply, and works closely with internal leadership to identify and promote preferred supplier relationships. Our corporate Intranet features a Strategic Sourcing procurement portal, Art Mart, where employees can find preferred supplier contacts and self-service ordering sites, policies, procedures, and other useful information that facilitates procurement decisions. The department’s staff monitors supplier performance, regularly reviews volume-purchasing agreements and pricing, enforces contractual terms and conditions, maintains payment systems, and resolves disputes and customer service issues as needed. The Art Institute of Chicago’s preferred method of payment for goods and services is the VISA Corporate Purchasing Card (PCard).
The Art Institute of Chicago/SAIC Diverse Supplier Registration
In meeting our procurement needs, the Art Institute of Chicago actively promotes the participation of certified minority, women, LGBT, and disabled business enterprises. In addition, the Art Institute of Chicago encourages the suppliers with which we have business relationships to also make diversity a priority in the goods and services that they manufacture or provide to us.
Diverse suppliers can register with us by submitting the online Supplier Information Form. The Strategic Sourcing Department will compile and validate the information. Registered suppliers will then be added to our database of potential supplier resources for consideration as bids and projects arise. Follow-up meetings and additional inquiry may be required.
The Art Institute of Chicago requires that diverse suppliers be certified through organizations, which validate ownership and operations requirements to qualify as a diverse business. Those local and national organizations include:
1 day 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.