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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) creates contracting opportunities for state certified Disadvantaged, Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses (D/MWESB) with the City of Portland.

Through the PCDP, contractors receive technical assistance in different areas of work, including sewer and water, street and park improvement, building construction and tenant improvements. The program also provides educational opportunities in job costing, bidding and estimating, along with business development. While these certified contractors benefit from participating in PCDP, the program also offers the unique opportunity for city bureaus to access a pool of contractors that has historically been underutilized.

The program and its contractors are a resource for both building a larger competitive bidding pool and for meeting the City’s social equity goals. We achieve our goals and complete our objectives by proactively increasing the participation and capacity of certified prime contractors who can perform the duties and assignments related to the City’s public works projects. This year a strategic planning process was initiated to further grow and enhance the program.

 Overall PCDP Goals:

  • Increase state certified prime contractors participation in the City’s public works and improvement projects.
  • Address and correct the historical underutilization of certified prime contractors in City projects through technical assistance and business development.

 PCDP Primary Objectives:

  • Develop D/MWESBs capacity to successfully complete City of Portland projects.
  • Create a roster of D/MWESBs as a resource to increase utilization in the open market.

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