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Welcome to the CPS Supplier Portal Home Page

Chicago Public Schools has a district-wide initiative for paperless collaboration with our Suppliers. This portal is designed to enhance communication with our Suppliers by enabling all registered Supplier Portal users to electronically access approved purchase orders and to review purchase order history, invoices and payment status.

Have you registered? In order to facilitate electronic communication with Suppliers, CPS requires all Suppliers to register on this portal. If you havenít registered your business with the CPS Supplier Portal yet, please do so now. The registration process is simple:

  1. Click on the "Have you registered?" link, located under the Supplier Login box.
  2. Complete all required fields as indicated on the form provided.
  3. When you are finished, click "Submit".

Thatís it! Your registration will be processed within one business day. As soon as processing is complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with your username (your e-mail address), temporary password and instructions to login.

Electronic Purchase Orders
Effective July 31, 2012, Chicago Public Schools will STOP printing and mailing hard copy Purchase Orders (PO's) and will only issue electronic purchase orders. This is part of the District's effort to reduce paper usage and to communicate electronically with our Suppliers.

Through this portal, all Suppliers will have access to download approved purchase orders or to request CPS to send the orders electronically to their email address. Additionally, you may register additional users from your organization using the Portal's self-service "Admin" functionality. Please refer to the "Training Documents" for more information.

New Purchase Order Format
Effective June 1, 2012, you will notice that the Purchase Order Report PDF in CPS Supplier portal has been amended to meet the standard CPS requirements. The new PO format will display grant expiry dates and other relevant information including any applicable standard terms and conditions. This information is consistent with that of the purchase orders that are mailed, emailed or sent electronically via EDI. Note that the new PO format will be displayed for any orders approved after June 1, 2012.


Chicago Public Schools has been working over the past several years to streamline our processes to make interaction with CPS easier and more efficient. We made additional improvements that we want to share with you.

  • CPS moved to paperless invoicing effective April 15, 2015.
  • CPS invoice payment terms changed.
  • All certificates of insurance must be submitted electronically.

REMEMBER:     All Purchase Orders must be issued prior to invoice.

Please read the Vendor Letter for details associated with each of these changes. If you have questions, please contact Accounts Payable customer service at or 773-553-2760.

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