RFQ ODOT Right-of-way

Closing Date & Time
03/31/2020 5:00 PM
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT/Agency), Office of Procurement (OPO) is implementing a Right-of-Way (ROW) Appraisal Services Program for certified Appraisers desiring to do business with ODOT. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is intended to establish a list of pre-qualified Consultants to provide professional and technical appraisal services, prior to the actual need for services.
If your firm is interested in this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. First, read over the opportunity description. If it looks like something your firm can bid on, you can head to ORPIN to express interest and get the full set of bid documents. Here’s how you do that.
  1. First, log into ORPIN here. If you’re not already in ORPIN, you’ll need to register your firm.
  2. Once you’re logged into ORPIN, click the “Browse Opportunities” link, and click “Advanced Search”. Search for this opportunity number: 730-00074-13
  3. Use ORPIN to express interest in the opportunity. You’ll receive an email confirming your interest. You’ll also receive future notices about the opportunity.

City of Portland Recycling, Composting, and Garbage Hauling RFP

The City of Portland is seeking proposals from qualified firms or contractors who have demonstrated experience in providing recycling, composting and garbage hauling services. Contractor(s) shall collect and haul recycling, composting and garbage at City of Portland owned and operated facilities. Currently there are 129 facilities across the City that are owned and operated by six City bureaus.
To submit a bid, log into BuySpeed here. If you’re not already in BuySpeed, you’ll need to register your firm Once you’re logged into BuySpeed, click “Yes” to be added to the bidder list: RECYCLING, COMPOSTING AND GARBAGE HAULING SERVICES RFP. You’ll receive an email confirming your interest. You’ll also receive future notices about the opportunity.
Contact Cate Antisdel at cate.antisdel@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-6850 for more information.

RFQ: Broadway Corridor Development Planning Advisory Services and Redevelopment of the USPS Property

Completed applications due on
Friday, February 9, 2018, 5 PM

Through the release of this RFQ, Prosper Portland takes a significant step forward toward the realization of an urban development project which will permanently change Portland’s downtown landscape, knit the city together, attract regional, national and international media attention, and catalyze significant private investments.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Short-listed respondents will be invited to provide presentations in a public forum on the evening of March 21, 2018. Additional information and instructions for the public forum will be provided to the short-listed respondents in advance.

For more information, please view Prosper’s website here.

New Job Posting from Oregon Department of Energy- HR Analyst (Human Resource Analyst 2)

 

Are you a self-starter; a go getter? Are you ready to make an impact? Do you have professional-level HR experience? Are you a quick learner? Do you have excellent attention to detail? Does performing multiple duties with competing importance excite you? Are you ready to take your HR career to the next step? If this is you, come and join our dynamic HR office.

At the Oregon Department of Energy, we’re driven by our mission to lead Oregon to a safe, clean, and sustainable energy future. We take this responsibility seriously, with a commitment to challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Oregonians. We’re looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making change through public service. We want people who get excited about new ideas, seeing projects through, and being part of a team. With about a hundred staff, our agency is made better through strong collaboration and communication. We recognize each other’s talents, respect each other’s diversity, and count on each other’s word. Above all, we have fun working together on behalf of the state. Energy is one of the most important, fastest-moving issues in Oregon today. Come join our team and work on dynamic issues that affect current and future generations of Oregonians.

What you will be doing!
You will provide a wide range of professional HR services to all managers and staff within the agency. Duties will include position management, classification, safety, ADA, policy development, etc. and the coordination and facilitation of a wide variety of committees including, but not limited to, safety, wellness, training, and ADA.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position please review the position description by clicking here (Download PDF reader).

What’s in it for you!
You will join a small, collaborative and supportive HR office where you will have the opportunity to learn in a dynamic HR environment. You will gain HR generalist experience that will help you advance in your HR career. You will have the unique opportunity of interacting with all agency staff.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior or Development, Business or Public Administration, the Applied Behavioral Sciences, Industrial Relations or a job-related course of study determined by the appointing authority; and two years of Human Resource professional-level experience related to this position.
OR
  • Valid Certification as a Professional in Human Resource awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute, and three years Human Resource professional-level experience related to this position.
OR
  • Five years Human Resource experience related to this position. Three of the five years must have been at the professional-level.

A master’s degree in any of the above listed courses of study may substitute for one year of professional-level experience.

If you are using education to qualify please be prepared to bring copies of your transcripts (either official or unofficial) with you to the interview. 

Requested Skills
The most competitive candidates will have the following:

  • Able to facilitate committee meetings and processes.
  • Able to switch between multiple job functions while ensuring that competing priorities are completed appropriately.
  • Able to develop and maintain collaborative professional relationships in a diversified environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record of implementing creative problem-solving solutions.

Experience in any of the following HR functions is a plus but not required to be competitive.

  • Conducting and writing job classification analysis.
  • Providing consultation and technical assistance to management and employees in the interpretation and application of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Responding to requests for accommodation under the ADA.
  • Developing and/or delivering HR related training to a variety of internal audiences.
  • Workers’ compensation claims management.
  • Recruitment and developing job postings in an online recruitment system.

 

Business Oregon Releases Five Year Strategic Plan

Business Oregon released a strategic plan that maps out priorities, strategies, and actions for the state of Oregon’s economic development agency over the next five years.

The plan identifies the most pressing economic development challenges confronting the state of Oregon, from both quantitative analysis and qualitative perspectives of stakeholders. The resulting priorities and strategies developed specifically address the shifting economic landscape, changing demographics, and unique strengths of Oregon’s industries, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Priorities identified in the plan are:

  1. Innovate Oregon’s Economy
  2. Grow Small- and Middle-market Companies
  3. Cultivate Rural Economic Stability
  4. Advance Economic Opportunity for Underrepresented People
  5. Ensure an Inclusive, Transparent, and Fiscally Healthy Agency

To read the full report click here.

Greater Portland’s Training and Scholarship Applications Due on 12/15/17

Growing Small Businesses Globally

Greater Portland Inc expects to offer 15 scholarships to help cover training and travel expenses for entrepreneurs who want to be well prepared for international sales. As part of this program, Greater Portland will work with each firm to develop a customized program that meets the needs of each potential exporter preparing for international sales.

Program FAQs

Who can apply for this training scholarship?

Entrepreneurs interested in reaching new customers through international sales with an existing business in the Greater Portland region should complete the scholarship form. Sign up here.

What will I learn from export training?

This customized spectrum of services will offer you a range of export focused trainings. You only need to take the trainings that are relevant to you.  Trainings themes include export finance, lead prospecting, exporting and shipping, and market analysis.

What happens if I don’t complete a training?

We will only cover 50% of the cost of the training and advising you complete. If you don’t complete a training, we can’t reimburse you.

What if I already export to other international markets?

That’s fine. We’d still love to help you access a new market. Sign up.

Can I substitute training or course work from another service provider?

Yes, but we can only cover training costs when you work with one of our partners (Global Trade Center, SBDC, SBA, Business Oregon or U.S. Commercial Service) listed in the training passport book we give you.

Do I have to do the full Export Pathways training (all seven steps)?

Probably not. It depends upon what the export readiness assessment says. The export readiness assessment is the first step in the process, after you are notified of your scholarship.

How long does each training last?

It depends. Several are 2 hour one-one-one meetings. One is a 30 hour class. And one training option varies based upon how many scholarships we award.

Where does the training scholarship money come from?

Greater Portland Inc was awarded grant funding from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for this program?

If you’re interested in reaching new customers in international markets, you’re a good candidate for this export training scholarship.

Why is Greater Portland Inc organizing this program?

Greater Portland Inc is a public-private partnership working as a regional economic development entity. We want to see firms in the Portland metro region succeed by accessing new overseas markets – it’s good for the economy.

RFQ: Broadway Corridor Development Planning Advisory Services and Redevelopment of the USPS Property

Through the release of this RFQ, Prosper Portland takes a significant step forward toward the realization of an urban development project which will permanently change Portland’s downtown landscape, knit the city together, attract regional, national and international media attention, and catalyze significant private investments.

INFORMATIONAL PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING
An optional informational pre-proposal meeting will be held at the office of Prosper Portland on December 6, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Contact Sarah Harpole if you are interested in attending.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Short-listed respondents will be invited to provide presentations in a public forum on the evening of February 27, 2018. Additional information and instructions for the public forum will be provided to the short-listed respondents in advance.
Closes: Friday, January 19, 2018, 5 PM

RFQ Prosper Portland for On Call Engineering Services

Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Prosper Portland is requesting statements of qualifications for the provision of Engineering Services  to be provided on an as-needed basis. Prosper Portland may award one or more contracts from this RFQ.

Please direct all questions about this solicitation to Kristy Branson at 503-823-3688, bransonk@prosperportland.us

or Breanna Rodriquez at 503-823-3199, rodriquezb@prosperportland.us

Closes: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2 PM

Minority Chamber Mixer Event This Thursday 11/30!

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United by Water: a film presented by the Upper Columbia United Tribes

United by water film screening, photo of columbia river
Please join us at Ecotrust for an evening with the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT), who will host the world premier of a new film, United By Water, that documents the inspiring journey of local tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a film about reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that once was so integral to their way of life.

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Brief introductions and the film screening will begin at 6 PM, followed by Q&A.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

ABOUT THE FILM:
United by Water has received national attention already with several film festivals accepting the film into their events even before its premier. Directed by Derrick LaMere of War Pony Pictures, this film follows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1940. The film, narrated by famed author Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016—building the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey on the Columbia River, and finally the historic landing at Kettle Falls.
The timely film highlights the need to recognize the importance of reconnecting to the Columbia River and restoring our salmon runs. Not only does the film bring attention to the historic wrongs that blocked salmon from the Upper Columbia River, but it shares the current efforts by UCUT and other tribes to bring forward tribal traditions to help better understand what is lacking in our contemporary society. We need to forge a deeper connection to the waters that bring life to our communities.

Date: Monday, November 27

Time:5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost:Free

Venue

Ecotrust
721 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Website:
https://ecotrust.org