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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 Requirements - Construction Specific

Vendors need to meet certain basic requirements to do business with the City.  The following are those requirements that are unique to construction contracts, in addition to the general requirements for contractors



Construction Contractor Board License

Construction contractors must be licensed with the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board or licensed by the State Landscape Contractors Board prior to submitting a bid/proposal to the City. 



The City of Portland requires prequalification of all Prime contractors prior to bidding on Formal construction projects valued over $250,000. More information and a prequalification application can be found on the prequalification page. 



Construction code regulations affect all construction and most site development activity. For more information visit the City’s Development Services Permit website. 


First Tier Subcontractor Disclosure

Contractors are required to submit the State First Tier Subcontractor Disclosure form within two working hours after the date and time of the deadline when the bids are due as required by ORS 279C.370. 

OCIP Safety Provisions

Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) projects have to follow general construction safety provisions.  For more information, visit the City's OCIP General Construction Safety Provisions page.