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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services

Phone: 503-823-5288

Fax: 503-823-5384

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

Fair Contracting Forum

The Fair Contracting Forum (FCF) was originally established in 1997 and reconstituted on November 20, 2013 by action of the Portland City Council. The FCF was created "to support and promote accountable, transparent, fair, effective, and efficient contracting practices". Over the years the forum has touched on topics such as the timely payment of contractors, local/state/federal stimulus projects, and legislative changes increasing insurance limits. 

During the City's 2009 Disparity Study FCF members provided input and feedback. As a result of their involvement in the study, recommendations for changes and implementing improvements were made to the City's procurement processes and programs. The goal for the changes is to ultimately increase the utilization of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disadvantaged and emerging small businesses on City projects and contracts.

 Next Meeting: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 10AM to 11:30AM at Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters - 1636 E. Burnside St., Portland OR 97214

  

Community Members

Organizations                                                                   

Herb Fricke Cascade Design Professionals
Valerie J. Solorzano Chick of All Trades, LLC
Willy Myers Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council
Pat Daniels                                                              Constructing HOPE
Diana Nunez  Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Shirlene Warnock  Innovative Growth Solutions
Nate McCoy                      NAMC Oregon
Melinda Dailey  NWUCA
Bob Strader  NW College of Construction
Maurice Rahming  O’Neill Electric
Jorge Guerra  OAME
 James Parker Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce 
 Kelly Kupcak  Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
 H.Q. LA  Pacific Asian Chamber of Commerce
 Mark Matthews  Pacificmark Construction
 Rosa Martinez  PMG Environmental Services
Faye Burch  Professional Business Development Group
 Vicqui Guevara  Valley Growers
 Andrew McGough  Work Systems Inc.