I’m so excited about this news: the Port of Portland is now a member of PDXProcurementSearch.com!
Why is this such a big deal? Because the Port of Portland is one of the major agencies in our region, and they don’t just put out construction procurement opportunities–though they have substantial construction needs. They also buy goods and services, including IT services, professional development services, training, legal services, and more.
And the Port really wants to work with small, certified firms. In their own words:
The Port is committed to increasing opportunities for Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned and Emerging Small businesses to have an equal opportunity to compete for and perform Port of Portland contracts.
You can learn more about doing business with the port on their business opportunities page here:
But that’s not all. The Port of Portland also runs a small business development program that includes mentorship, outreach, and very encouraging goals:
For fiscal year 2015-16, the Port’s overall small business participation target is 16% of contract dollars awarded directly and as subcontracts; and 30% of participation of small businesses as a percent of the total number of contracts awarded directly and as subcontracts.
You can learn more about the Port of Portland Small Business Development Program here:
Now, how about their current procurement opportunities? Well, you can find them all on PDXProcurementSearch.com.
And, if you want to keep track of new Port of Portland opportunities, follow their RSS feed here.
Again, thank you to the Port of Portland, for showing your commitment to helping small/COBID-certified firms in Portland succeed and thrive!