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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 1040, Portland, OR 97204

Contractor Code of Conduct

The City of Portland’s Sustainable Procurement Program is developing a Contractor Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct will be used as part of a robust assessment of a vendor’s “responsibility” prior to contracting with the City of Portland. To be eligible to do business with the City, Contractors will agree to be responsible by following the principles and guidelines in the Code of Conduct that demonstrate social and environmental responsibility.  "Responsibility" will be assessed through an associated Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire.

We are soliciting feedback to help shape the vendor responsibility process. Beginning in mid-October 2019, with the help of neutral consultants, the City is gathering input from subject matter experts and stakeholders on Code content, Responsibility criteria, and vendor participation. We want the Code of Conduct to be meaningful and effective as well as do-able by contractors of all sizes and types. Therefore, we are asking for input, reaction, discussion and ideas from stakeholders that are connected to some aspect of the work.  Copies of the proposed, draft Code of Conduct and Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire are available for viewing/download on this page.

How do I participate in the stakeholder engagement process? 

  • Here is what has occurred so far:

stakeholder engagement timeline

  • We are still going through all the feedback and developing revisions.  We will be circling back in January with updates and next steps.  Stay tuned!


Dec 12 Stakeholder Feedback Session (recording of virtual session)

Recording of virtual feedback session on 12/12/19 regarding the proposed Contractor Code of Conduct and Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire

Dec 12 Stakeholder Session Presentation

PowerPoint from 12/12/19 stakeholder virtual feedback session on updates to the proposed Code of Conduct and Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire

Nov 13 Stakeholder Session Presentation

PowerPoint from 11/13/19 in-person stakeholder session on proposed Code of Conduct and Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire

DRAFT Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire

Proposed Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire draft dated October 10 2019

DRAFT Contractor Code of Conduct

Proposed Contractor Code of Conduct draft dated October 14 2019