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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

Prime Contractor Development Program (PCDP)

  • T Edge with owner, Tammy Edgerly

  • POIC Collaboration with NWCOC NAMC & PCDP

  • Lents Park - Raimore Construction

  • Cully Park Team Faison Construction, NW Infrastructure and O’Neill Construction Group

  • Cully Park - NW Infrastructure O’Neill Construction Group and Faison Construction

  • Lessons Learned

The Prime Contractor Development Program (PCDP) provides State Certified Contractors with prime contracting opportunities on public works project within the City of Portland, which builds a larger competitive bidding pool as primes and subcontractors, while meeting the City’s social equity goals.

Currently Accepting PCDP Applications

The Prime Contractor Development program has conducted a 3-year strategic plan and needs assessment to identify challenges, resources and partnerships, for both the Certified firms in the program and the Bureau construction teams. 

The program provides contractors opportunities to bid on City projects from 5k to 1 million dollars. All Contractors have access to assistance in the following, Technical, Project Management, Financial and Operational, Back Office Support, and more.  We also provide financial assistance to support training opportunities with 3rd party organizations.

The Prime Contractors Development Program is accepting new applications up to December 14th, 2018.  In January 2019, selected Applicants will go through a site visit and financial assessment; and applications will be reviewed by the City of Portland’s Prequalification board.  Applicants accepted into the program will be notified in late January, with an orientation in February 2019.  The dates may change depending on the amount of applications.

We are excited with moving forward the recommendations to create greater opportunities and support a greater diverse group of contractors. 

We would love your help in recruiting certified contractors. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Stacey Drake Edwards, Program Manager

Prime Contractors Development Program/City of Portland