Q: Is the government required to advertise their work projects someplace that's publicly viewable so everyone qualified can
bid on them?
Sometimes. It depends on the unit of government and what funds they are using to pay for work projects. If an Illinois local government agency is required to advertise their work projects, they are likely required by state law or local ordinance to publish each bid in the newspaper and may also post the bid on the city's website.
If you are looking for available work and don't know where to start, consider resources such as www.bidnet.com and www.illinoisbids.com . You can find a lot of online bids posted by local, state and federal government units.
If you know the specific agency, you can go directly to the agency's website to find information about current and past bids. For example, if you are looking for work projects with the City of Chicago, you can visit: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dps/provdrs/contract/svcs/current_bid_opportunities.html
Many government agencies will allow you to subscribe to bid alert emails or text messages so that you are automatically notified when a bid is published and available.
Best of luck!
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