Bid on Construction

If you would like to bid on construction projects for the Center, please share more information with the Lakeside Alliance. Get started +

Offer Other Services

If you would like to offer other related services to the Obama Presidential Center, please register your business. Get started +

Requests for Proposals

As the work continues to bring the Obama Presidential Center to life, we’ll be listing requests for proposals (RFPs) on a rolling basis.
The Obama Foundation is seeking a Food & Beverage Operator to manage a restaurant and a cafe that will serve guests of the Obama Presidential Center, oversee catering across multiple spaces, and support food-related programming at the Center. This vendor will also help ensure the Foundation’s goals of business diversity, local investment, and connection to mission. To receive the Request for Proposal once it is released you must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement linked in the “Request for Proposal Summary”.

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More Information

The Obama Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages diverse vendors to register their business and interest. As of now, the Obama Presidential Center is set to open in 2025. If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected] and a team member will be in touch.

The Lakeside Alliance is leading the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and brings together four of the largest, most respected African-American-owned firms in Chicago, with one of the largest construction management firms in the United States.

Members of the Lakeside Alliance include: Brown & Momen, Inc., Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.