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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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The City of Portland, Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) requests proposals from training consultants for  a coordinated series of six community specific presentations for PHB staff around culturally specific outreach and engagement diversity and cultural awareness .  The Request for Proposals may be obtained from the City of Portland website at: If it's you're first time accessing the e-bid website, You will first need to register as a Vendor in order to download the RFP. If you have any questions on how to register as a vendor or need assistance, feel free to contact Mahn Saechao at or 503-823-1075.

Proposals shall be received at  the Portland Housing Bureau  until  4   p.m., January 21, 2014.  Direct any questions regarding this solicitation to:  Kim McCarty at

IRFP NUMBER     *             116232

Bureau of   Housing  (Portland Housing Bureau)

Proposals Due By:  4 p.m., 21, January, 2014  

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Proposals shall be reviewed by an evaluation committee in accordance with Chapter 5.68 of the Portland City Code.  Proposers shall comply with the City’s M/W/ESB, Equal Benefits, and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.  The City of Portland is committed to increasing contracting, sub-contracting and employment opportunities for minority, women, and emerging small businesses.  Proposers are required to evaluate project requirements in order to maximize use of M/W/ESB firms.  Proposers are encouraged to conduct pre-submittal conferences and are advised to investigate all potential sources of M/W/ESB and maximize outreach to increase participation.  Attention is called to Chapter 3.100 of the City Code relative to certification as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and compliance with the Equal Benefits Program.  EEO certification and Equal Benefits Program compliance requirements are available on Procurement Services website at:


The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) supports new housing development and rehabilitation of existing properties, primarily in Portland’s Urban Renewal Areas. PHB's role is to:

  • Provide technical expertise around project feasibility, contracting and hiring regulations, sustainable design and building practices and community involvement; 
  • Connect project resources and coordinate development finance packages;
  • Provide direct assistance in the form of low-interest, favorable-term loans for various development phases (subject to resource availability); and
  • Identify federal, state and city funding and incentive programs, including tax credits and exemption programs.

For more information about resource availability, please call PHB at 503-823-2375.

Request for Proposals

The City of Portland, Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) requests proposals from training consultants.

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