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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

Request for Information to Law Firms and Attorneys

Request for Information to Law Firms and Attorneys

The Portland City Auditor’s Office on occasion uses outside counsel for advice, analysis, and drafting in a variety of legal areas. The office is seeking to broaden its pool of qualified attorneys or law firms that may be interested in providing these project-based outside legal services. Qualified respondents to this solicitation will be added to a pool of attorneys. The Auditor’s Office will contact attorneys from the pool as needs arise. This is not an offer or a solicitation for offers to enter into a contract.

The Auditor’s Office seeks a diverse pool of respondents with experience in one or more of the following areas:

• public sector employment and labor law;
• Oregon municipal law and governance;
• state and local campaign finance and elections law;
• open meetings and public records; and
• government procurement.

Services may be provided remotely and respondents outside the Portland area are welcome. Responses should not exceed five pages, and should contain the following information:

A simple cover letter:

• Briefly describing the responding firm or lawyer;
• Identifying relevant area(s) of subject matter experience;
• Highlighting any relevant experience; and
• Designating a contact person and providing their name, phone number, and email address.

A list of the primary lawyers who may provide services to the Auditor’s Office, and for each lawyer the following information:

• Years of experience.
• Relevant substantive areas of expertise. (This should include at least one of the areas listed above and may include additional areas of experience to be considered.)
• A brief summary of relevant experience.

A schedule of hourly rates for attorneys and support staff.

Responses should be sent by email to by no later than January 29, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., with the email subject line “Attorney RFI.”

Potential respondents are encouraged to contact Bridget Donegan, City Auditor’s Office General Counsel, for more information. She can be reached at or 503-865-6659.