Proposal Response Workshop for Small Businesses

REGISTER NOW!

Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Metro Regional Center Council Chamber Room 600 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97232

Professional service businesses are invited to attend this free workshop. This workshop will prepare you for future contracting opportunities with Metro. Learn about doing business with Metro and how to respond to RFPs. Work with staff from the State of Oregon to register for ORPIN and COBID (Formally Minority, Women owned Small Emergent Businesses) certification. Attendees are eligible for 2 free hours of one on one proposal writing assistance.

Bonus! The best way to grow your business is building relationships! Join us for a no-host Happy Hour immediately following this Proposal Workshop. Networking with fellow participants and members of the Metro team.

Happy Hour Venue: Spirit of 77: 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 http://www.spiritof77bar.com/

Register at: https://metroproposalresponseworkshop42417.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: suzanne@donaldson-enterprises.com

AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program

Apply for AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program. Established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance to earn a degree or certificate in the hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. AIANTA will award three (3) individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria. AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.
Award Amount:
$1,000 per academic year (Fall/Spring semester only), $500 per semester
Deadline for applying:
July 28, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester
December 1, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester
Applicant Requirements:
  • Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
  • Must be a high school senior or or an existing student accepted into an accredited higher institution at time of application.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance from college/university or technical /vocational institution.
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA 2.5 or above (ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply).
  • Scholarships are available for certificate and associate programs, undergraduate and graduate students – online colleges are acceptable.
  • Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
  • Must fill out scholarship application completely to be considered.
  • Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use their photograph and any information provided in advertising, fundraising, or publicity in any media.
  • Awardee agrees to return to AIANTA 12 volunteer hours to AIANTA, a tribe, national park, or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of proof must be submitted by August 18, 2017 to the AIANTA office
 Click here for Application 
For More Information
Contact: Sherrie Bowman
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
2401 12th St NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104

Contractor Open House for Convention Center Hotel & Parking Garage

Please join Metro, Portland Development Commission and Mortenson Construction at an open house to learn about early bid opportunities for contracts related to the Oregon Convention Center hotel and parking garage.

 

Hotel + garage bid opportunities March 2017 Flyer

Tuesday, March 21

4:30 – 6:30 pm

At the Metro Regional Center, Rooms 370 A&B

600 NE Grand Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

 

Project staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A list of potential contractor opportunities is attached.

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Eleonor Oshitoye, Diversity Inclusion Manager

Mortenson Construction

Eleonor.oshitoye@mortenson.com

(425) 497-7056

2017 Governor’s Marketplace Conference

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.
The Governor’s Marketplace Conference brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about opportunities, and local resources available.
If you are a small business who has interest in contracting with public agencies and/or private organizations, please attend this extraordinary event.
The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:
Continental breakfast and networking
Training for startup, established and growing businesses
Workshop for diversity practitioners and agency buyers
Luncheon with an engaging panel of professionals
Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path will address and provide resources dealing with understanding the marketplace, financial and technical suppport, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today. Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.

The link for business attendees is: https://oregongmp2017.eventbrite.com

DETAILS

Date: March 23
Time: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

TriMet upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge

Interested in working on the second oldest vertical-lift bridge in North America?

TriMet is hosting an informational session for interested certified firms to learn about our upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge – project budget estimated at $12 million.  Attendees will learn about type of work to be done – extensive track replacement, track turnouts, crossovers, curves, and crossings panels – project requirements and meet project staff including the Project Manager.

Possible subcontracting opportunities:

  • Concrete work
  • Demolition
  • Electrical
  • Survey
  • Traffic Control
  • Trucking

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9 – 10am
Portland Community College Workforce Training Center
Building 2, Auditorium
5600 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Session is free and light refreshments will be provided. Take TriMet – Bus Lines 72 and 75 – visit trimet.org to plan your trip. On-site parking is also available.

To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Monika Johnson at johnsomo@trimet.org or 503.962.2213 by Thursday, February 23, 2017.

3rd Annual Small Business Open House Event – Multnomah County

Multnomah County is teaming up once again with Metro Regional Governments to host our third annual Small Business Open House event on February 22, 2017, 3 – 6 pm, at the Oregon Convention Center.  We are inviting business owners from across the region to come learn about the 2017 – 2018 business needs and  opportunity projections of Metro and Multnomah County. We purchase everything such as office supplies, veterinary services, health coaching, and various forms of counseling and personal services…we also purchase construction and construction related services.
We will have project and program managers on site to discuss department and program needs and projections for the current and upcoming fiscal years with business owners.  We will also have representatives from the State of Oregon to provide information on ORPIN and how to become certified as a Minority-owned, Woman-owned, Emerging Small Business or Service Disabled Veteran-owned business.
Please see the attached flyer and distribute throughout your networks.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Sagal at tracy.sagal@oreognmetro.gov or myself.

 Lee Fleming

Lee Fleming, CPPB, CCA, OPBC
Supplier Diversity Officer
Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 125
Portland, Oregon   97214
Office: 503.988.7540
Find County Business Opportunities at:  http://pdxprocurementsearch.com/

Just one more week to DCBS Career Fair 2017

Start your year with visiting the DCBS Career Fair 2017

to explore careers in consumer protection and business regulation

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is hosting a career fair on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, to enhance the ongoing recruitment efforts and promote DCBS divisions as the employer of choice. The career fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room 260 at the Labor and Industries Building in Salem. Fairgoers can drop in, share their resume when registering, and learn what DCBS is all about.

For more information, visit http://www.cbs.state.or.us/dir/careerfair/index.html, call Anna M. Chamberland at 503-947-7285, or email DCBS.Careers@oregon.gov.

TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services

TriMet is seeking sealed bids for Construction Services for a Permanent Operator Restroom – SE Flavel Street.

Bids are due Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2pm.

A pre-bid meeting will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, 11am at TriMet, 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201. While the pre-bid meeting isn’t mandatory, please attend if your schedule allows.

To view bid documents, you must be registered in TriMet’s E-Bid system.

Monika Johnson
TriMet Department of Diversity & Transit Equity
1800 SW 1st Ave., Ste 300, Portland, OR 97201
Office: 503-962-2213
Email: johnsomo@trimet.org

An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody

An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody

Hosted by: MARYLHURST UNIVERSITY

Elizabeth Woody was named Oregon’s 8th poet laureate in May 2016. She is the first Native American to hold the title. Woody was born in Arizona on the Navajo Nation reservation. She is also a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and has lived in Oregon for much of her life. Her first book of poetry, Hand Into Stone, won a 1990 American Book Award, and she received the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She also writes short fiction and essays, and she is a visual artist.

An evening with Oregon’s poet laureate, Elizabeth Woody

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall, Marylhurst University

FREE and open to the public

More info: events.marylhurst.edu

Washington County Employment Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

We welcome you to review our new site and search our current job postings. New postings may be added at any time so check back at least once a week to see if any opportunities match your interests. You can view open positions before using the online application process.