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

An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody

An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody


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:

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.

PBDG Meeting Wednesday 11/16

Fortis Construction to announce your projects or training opportunities. And, if you are a subcontractor, come to hear the information and give your feedback and Network.

Fortis Construction 1705 S W Taylor Suite 200
Plenty of street parking​

featuring Hot Tamales from Tamale Boy​
​ (a certified M and ESB firm) ​

Upcoming Event: Meet & Certify for Small Business

Are you interested in working with public agencies and would like more information about where to start? Come learn about how to find and win government contracts, meet project managers and learn about MWESB Certification.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th

3-5 PM
12745 SW Beaverdam Rd.

MWESB (Minority, Women & Emerging Small Business) and Service Disabled Veteran Certification: Certification opens the door to significant contracting opportunities. Public agencies, like Metro and City of Beaverton friends, have targets for contracting with certified firms, and becoming certified will help make your business more visible. More certification info here.

Real Awards: Metro aspires to award a small contract to a business that attends and becomes certified. Don’t miss your chance. Come and learn about the doors that certification can open for you!

For more info, contact:

Event Spanish-Friendly; All Are Welcome!

PDC Position Opportunity – Director Of Social Equity, Policy And Communication




CLOSE DATE: 11/06/2016

Director of Social Equity, Policy and CommunicationsThe Director of Social Equity, Policy and Communications leads the development, communication, oversight, analysis, reporting and refinements of cross-functional strategies, policies and initiatives to foster shared prosperity and social equity. Manages team of senior managers, professional staff and consultants to execute comprehensive communication approach, ensure transparent and inclusive community engagement practices, develop and guide strategic plans, and manage the PDC Board process. A member of the PDC Leadership Team, the position demonstrates high-level leadership and maintains trusting working relationships with community partners.

$127,518 – $184,894 annually

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. PDC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please note: this recruitment closes on November 6, 2016. In addition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.

Complete details:

City of Portland: Bids Pending Report for the week of 10/31/6

Procurement Services is part of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services within the Office of Management and Finance.  Procurement Services is responsible for making sure the procurement process is fair, efficient, effective and accountable to everyone.
In July 2015, the National Procurement Institute awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award to the City of Portland, Procurement Services. In receiving the award, the City demonstrated excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria; the City of Portland is one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the 2015 award. Procurement Services has earned the AEP award a total of ten times and consecutively over the past five years.

Here are the Bids Pending Report 10-31-16

TriMet Seeking Design Services for Powell Bus Garage Renovation Project

TriMet is requesting Statements of Qualifications for Design Services for Powell Bus Garage Renovation Project, number RC170044JB. This solicitation is for personal services for the design, permitting, and design services needed during the construction of this Project. The Project offers multiple areas for DBE subcontractors. A pre-bid conference will be held at the Monday, October 24, 2016, 3:30pm, TriMet Harrison Square office, 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201.  Interested prime contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to engage with the project manager and other TriMet staff.

To view important solicitation documents and receive information about the solicitation, make sure to register in TriMet’s E-Bid system –
Proposals are due on Wednesday, 11/9/2016, 2pm.


Portland Development Commission – Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholarship

Apply now for TiE – XL

Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholarship
We are thrilled to announce a second class for the TiE-XL Entrepreneur Bootcamp, an intensive course for entrepreneurs. Classes will take place Monday and Wednesday evenings starting November 7 and ending December 12, with a break the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 23). Learn more about scholarship participants from the first class.

PDC offers scholarships to women, people of color and other underrepresented founders to participate in the course. To apply for the scholarship, fill out the application form, and a representative from TiE Oregon or PDC will get back to you. Contact us soon to reserve your spot!

To learn more about programs and resources in Portland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, reach out to Stephanie Duncker, the Startup PDX Challenge program manager.

Native PTAC Job Announcement

Native PTAC is hiring for a Senior Business Counselor for our SW Washington and Oregon region.
Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Native PTAC) is a free, grant funded, community resource that assists Native peoples in contracting with state, local, Federal, and Native governments within AK, ID, OR, and WA.
Native PTAC helps Native firms with Federal, Native, State and Local government contracting through one-to-one assistance with government certifications and registrations, classes and workshops,  bid match opportunities, interpretation of solicitations, bid/proposal reviews, marketing advice, and contract performance support for designated socio-economic programs.
POSITION TITLE: Senior Business Counselor – SW WA & OR State Region
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Full-time, and Exempt-Administrative
LOCATION: This position is to be located in the Vancouver, WA office serving SW WA and the state of Oregon.
HOURS & SALARY: 24 hours for Native PTAC and 16 hours for WA PTAC. Salary dependent on experience ($45,000-$60,000 fulltime pro-rated)
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