Contractors who would like to become a Trade Ally need to register. During the registration process you will be asked to explain the services you provide and where you operate in the state of Illinois. Once a submission is accepted, the contractor will be listed on the DCEO site, searchable by customers.
The ERC conducts webinars that explain how to participate in DCEO programs. Trade Allies receive information on the latest guidelines, special programs and sales, as well as DCEO events or programs in their area.
Each year the ERC holds Trade Ally rallies in the Chicago-land area and in Southern Illinois. These rallies provide a platform for Trade Allies and public sector representatives to meet and network. Each year the most active Trade Allies, those with the highest number of DCEO backed projects, are publicly recognized for their work.
2013 Rosemont Trade Ally Rally - Public Sector Customers meet Trade Allies and learn about the DCEO programs