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:
15 hours 24 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality, endemic racism, and the failed promise of freedom and prosperity for all of its citizens. While McMillian's work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
See Rodney McMillian: a great society on view in the Modern Wing through March 26.
17 hours 46 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member
Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.
Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.
19 hours 13 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions
For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century Shanghai.