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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Mission

The MWRD encompasses an area of approximately 883 square miles. It is one of the largest governmental bodies in the state of Illinois, with seven treatment facilities reclaiming nearly 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater daily.

Governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners, policies and day-to-day operations of the MWRD are implemented by the Executive Director and nine operating departments, including the Department of Procurement and Materials Management.

The mission of the Department of Procurement and Materials Management is to procure construction, materials, equipment, and services required for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) operations in accordance with the Purchasing Act, as mandated by Illinois State Statute, Sections 11.1 through 11.24.

The procurement at MWRD is centralized and utilizes governmental best practices throughout the entire procurement process. The MWRD is committed to employ every reasonable effort to ensure fair and equitable opportunities for local, small, minority, women-owned, and veteran business enterprises to participate as prime contractors, subcontractors, and joint venture partners for contracts awarded by the MWRD.   

We encourage you to register to become a vendor. This will enable you to be notified of opportunities for various MWRD goods and/or services.  

Below you will find more information on doing business with the MWRD.

In conjunction with the State of Illinois, the Department of Procurement and Materials Management has implemented an online auction service known as iBid. This tool enables the MWRD to dispose of surplus materials and equipment in a timely manner. This includes district vehicles available for sale. Below is the link that will provide you with additional information regarding the program.

Visit the iBid Website

Darlene A. LoCascio
Director of Procurement and Materials Management
Darlene.LoCascio@mwrd.org
312-751-6600

Stanley E. Bachusz
Assistant Director of Procurement and Materials Management
312-751-6610

Michael Simkhin
Procurement Manager
312-751-6619

John Darcy
Stores and Inventory Manager
708-588-4271

Jeff Holdman
Materials Planning Administrator
708-588-3701

Buyers

Name

Ethan Sinnema
Clement Cherian
Jonathan Doyle
Demetra Hinton-Knowles 
Nancy Polzin
Scott Kowalski
David Schmid
Donna Tyes
Kelley McCammon
Contract Information Desk

Title

Senior Buyer
Senior Buyer
Senior Buyer
Senior Buyer
Senior Buyer
Buyer
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