1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm 1250, Portland, OR 97204
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 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 implemented improvements were made to the City's procurement processes and programs. The ultimate goal for the changes is to increase the utilization of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disadvantaged and emerging small businesses on City projects and contracts.
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, January 13, 2019, Location TBD