The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is committed to supplier diversity. We strive to partner with businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. Our suppliers are cost competitive, value strong customer service, and are dedicated to excellence.

View a list of products and services typically purchased by FHLBank Chicago here.

Vendor Sourcing Opportunities

Please respond to the below opportunities by completing our Prospective Vendor Submission Form or by emailing prior to the deadline date for each opportunity. 

Network Architecture Assessment The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is seeking an experienced vendor to provide services to the Information Technology Department related to RITM0083844 Network Architecture Assessment  to (1) assess current technologies or solutions, provide recommendations for a 3-5 year road map for a Network Architecture or adjustment to the existing program.  (2) assess its current network architecture and toolsets and provide recommendation for a new Network architecture or changes to existing architecture as well as an implementation roadmap.

The selected vendor must have extensive prior experience providing the services for large businesses and able to provide specific references.

The overall business outcomes/deliverables/goals:

  • Modernize network infrastructure and either replace some aspects of it or complement it with more efficient solutions or technologies
  • Optimization and automation of tasks to reduce time and effort spent maintaining solutions
  • Increase team production and shift focus to engineering and solution development while reducing the amount of effort spent on daily support
  • Proactive solutions to identify issues before reported
  • Review current processes and toolsets to allow engineers to work more efficiently
  • Solutions and process improvements should be easily maintained and supported while providing opportunities to scale
  • Improve resiliency and stability across the network environments

 If you meet the specified requirements, please respond by completing the Prospective Vendor Submission Form below (reference RITM0083844 Network Assessment RFP), or by sending an email to prior to 5:00 pm CST January 30, 2023.



Prospective Vendor Submission Form

Please fill out the form below to be added as potential vendor for future upcoming sourcing opportunities.

Capability Statement
This field is required Diverse Vendor?
The Bank defines the categories listed below as being “Diverse Vendors,” and encourages, but does not require, Diverse Vendors to earn a certification from a recognized third-party diversity certification agency. The Bank also accepts a formal written certification from a vendor that it meets the definition of a Diverse Vendor. Disabled-owned, minority-owned, service-disabled vet anowned, and women-owned vendors are as defined by the FHFA regulations. The Bank recognizes additional categories of vendor diversity, each of which is defined in a manner similar to those categories defined by the FHFA regulations.


Governance and Control Assurance Program

To obtain a copy of FHLBank Chicago’s Governance and Control Assurance Program document, please complete the form on our Governance page

Vendor Issues

Reporting Illegal/Unethical Activities

To communicate concerns about possible unethical or illegal activities, please call 866.294.5579 or visit and select Vendor Issues.

Equal Opportunity in Contracting and Complaint Procedure

Pursuant to FHLBank Chicago’s Equal Opportunity Statement, FHLBank Chicago is committed to providing equal opportunity in contracting, regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, status as a parent, age, disability status, medical condition, genetic information, military affiliation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Complaint Procedure

FHLBank Chicago prohibits retaliation or reprisal against any party who files a good-faith complaint or other concern regarding violation of the Equal Opportunity Statement or the Equal Opportunity Policy. Complaints of discrimination during any aspect of the contracting process or in the administration of a contract must be submitted, in writing, promptly to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at or

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
433 West Van Buren Street
Suite 501S
Chicago, Illinois 60607

The complaint should be as detailed as possible, including the name(s) of the individual(s) involved, the names of any witnesses, and any supporting documentation .

Any reported allegations of unlawful discrimination will be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and objectively by FHLBank Chicago. Misconduct constituting unlawful discrimination will be dealt with appropriately, as FHLBank Chicago determines, depending on the circumstances.