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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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Minority Evaluator Program

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On December 16, 2009, Portland City Council passed a resolution requiring all City Bureaus to include at least one minority evaluator in the procurement award process.

As a result of passing this resolution, the City of Portland Procurement Services partnered with the Alliance of Minority Chambers to build the Minority Evaluator Program (MEP). The Minority Evaluator Program (MEP) will serve our internal staff and external partner (Alliance of Minority Chambers) by ensuring that there are diverse and qualified evaluators to serve on the various panels that award city contracts.

If you are interested in the program or have further questions about your participation call Tiffani Penson at 503.823.7785 or email

You may also sign up directly through the Alliance of Minority Chambers website.

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