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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Bureau Assessment Update

In the July/August issue of the Plans Examiner we mentioned that BDS had issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to conduct an assessment of the bureau’s organizational structure, health, and culture. A committee composed of BDS staff, stakeholders, and community members recently finished evaluating the eight written proposals we received in response to the RFP, and we will now be moving to an interview phase with a few of the top-scoring firms. We anticipate completing the selection process and beginning work with the selected firm in October.

If you have questions regarding the organizational assessment, please contact Project Manager Deborah Sievert Morris at (503) 823-7338 or