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The City of Portland, Oregon

Sustainability at Work

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Phone: 503-823-7037

Email: sustainabilityatwork@portlandoregon.gov

City of Portland, Procurement Services

About

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Procurement Services is the City of Portland agency responsible for soliciting, executing and tracking the City’s contracts. In Fiscal Year 2016-17 the value of awarded contracts managed by Procurement Services exceeded $460 million. Delivering the best value to our customers includes more than securing the lowest prices for services and commodities. The City of Portland recognizes that it is a major regional consumer entrusted to spend public monies in the most responsible manner and it must include social equity and economic and environmental stewardship into its contracting.

Achievements
Gold Certification

  • Over fifteen consecutive years of recognition for the office’s sustainability practices.
  • Office practices include extensive recycling, composting, duplex printing, electronic filing, using energy saving settings on electronic equipment, using reusable dishware, and purchasing paper and office products with recycled content.
  • Works with vendors and City Bureaus to incorporate sustainability goals into City contracts. For example, in 2018 the City’s contract for office furniture contained a variety of sustainability mandates, including low-emitting furniture certification.
  • A founding member of the national Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium, which assists member governments in meeting their goals for responsible sweatshop-free purchasing.
  • Staff participate in a diverse array of community events, committees and organizations.

Photos

Procurement services staff

staff member next to recognition plaque

Location

1120 SW 5th Ave Room 750, Portland, OR 97204
503-823-5047
www.portlandoregon.gov/purchasing