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Bureau of Internal Business Services

BIBS is the provider of central services for the City of Portland

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1250, Portland, OR 97204

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Vendor Equal Benefits Requirements

In April 2006, the Portland City Council unanimously passed the Equal Benefits Ordinance (City Ordinance 180077). The ordinance made revisions to Portland City Code 3.100 requiring certain City contractors to provide benefits to their employees with domestic partners equivalent to those provided to employees with spouses.

The Equal Benefits requirement applies to construction contracts, Professional, Technical and Expert Services (PTE), and goods and services contracts exceeding the formal solicitation limits for those contracts. The Equal Benefits requirement also applies to contract amendments that exceed 12 months and independently trigger the formal thresholds for each type of service and revenue generating contracts exceeding $150,000.

For questions regarding the City's Equal Benefits requirements please contact: Mary Kapelczak, ph: 503-823-5783