Job Opportunity with GCAP

Procurement Counselor

Open 08/27/2019

Resume/Cover Letter Due: Open until filled.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Position: Full Time, or Part-Time

Procurement Counselor with the Government Contract Assistance Program – GCAP (Oregon’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center – PTAC), managed by the Organization for Economic Initiatives, Inc. – OEI, Inc. PTAC is a nationwide program funded in part by the Department of Defense and administered through the Defense Logistics Agency. GCAP, Oregon’s PTAC is one of 90+ centers around the country that seeks to increase the number of businesses that are successful in the government marketplace. To learn more about our program and the PTAC program, please visit: www.gcap.org and www.aptac-us.org

The mission of GCAP, is to provide Procurement Technical Assistance to businesses in Oregon. Position Purpose: Federal, State and local agencies purchase a wide array of products and services each day, representing a significant opportunity for small businesses in our region. Navigating government contracting regulations and procedures can be a daunting task. The GCAP Counselor helps businesses understand how to find, bid, win, and perform on government contracts so that they can diversify their customer base and create jobs. Last year, businesses that worked with GCAP won over $60 million in government contracts!

Experience: While experience in the government contracting marketplace is preferred, we welcome candidates with limited or no government contracting experience but possess a strong interest and aptitude for learning government contracting regulations and procedures and then teaching them to businesses. The learning curve is steep, but training opportunities and other resources and peer support are available. We’ve found that some of our best counselors are those who’ve had to learn the information on-the-job!

Position Responsibilities: • Conduct outreach to businesses throughout Oregon about government contracting opportunities with federal, state and local governments as well as prime contractors. Outreach to small, women owned, minority owned, and veteran owned businesses is a critical part of our work plan. • Guide businesses through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and subcontracts • Guide businesses through the process of assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting • Assess firms’ training and technical assistance needs and develop a service plan outlining recommendations for how that client can most efficiently meet their strategic objectives for succeeding in the government marketplace • Assist businesses with government registrations (i.e. www.sam.gov) and certifications (SBA’s HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, etc.) related to selling to the government, finding opportunities, marketing to government buyers, bidding, getting paid, proposal development, interpretation of regulations, and more. Assistance is provided primarily through workshops and one-on-one counseling with the businesses by phone, in person or by email • Coordinate workshops and events that increase knowledge of government contracting • Attend outreach events to ensure awareness of GCAP services • Enroll businesses in the GCAP’s electronic bid-match service • Review and disseminate bid opportunities and subcontracting opportunities to clients • Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors • Develop and maintain relationships with other business resource providers throughout the region. • Meet or exceed program goals for the number of counseling sessions, events, etc. Keep counseling reporting database up to date at least weekly. • Collaborate with other GCAP counselors throughout the state and region to share best practices • Complete training courses that are relevant to the needs of clients and attend the Association of PTAC training events as budget allows. • Take ownership and accept responsibility for entire work scope. Move tasks through to completion with minimal supervision • Other duties as assigned Required Skills and

Experience: • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn business and government contracting principles. • Strong computer skills to research government marketplace and navigate registrations and online government systems. • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects • Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems • Strong, professional written communication skills • Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking in front of large and diverse audiences • Ability to take complicated material and create concise curriculum for adult learners • Resourcefulness – you will frequently have to research answers to clients’ questions with little direction • Work well within a team environment and collaborative approach to work • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel •Continuous learner – wants to continuously gain new knowledge, approaches and experience

Preferred Experience: • Experience providing assistance to small businesses • Experience working within a business that sells to the government • Experience as a contracting officer for a federal or state government agency Working Conditions: Professional office environment – Daily use of computer required. Some travel by automobile is required throughout the service area and there are potentially two training events held out of state by the Association of PTACs. GCAP embraces a strong team-oriented, and collaborative approach to our mission of assisting our clients, as well as in our ongoing training. The successful candidate should be comfortable with this type of collaborative working environment.

To Apply: Email the following to info@gcap.org

Please include “GCAP Procurement Counselor” in the subject line of the email.

1. Cover letter that includes a brief description of your: a. Experience with government contracting or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps b. Experience providing assistance to small businesses or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps

2. Resume Questions are welcomed, please email to info@gcap.org .

Starting compensation (based on hour worked, knowledge, and experience): $19,00 – 32.00 per hour with negotiated benefits (medical, dental, retirement) includes paid vacation and holidays.

OEI, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an employee or client on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or the presence of any disability

Please join!!! Governor’s Marketplace Statewide Editions throughout Oregon!

 About Governor’s Marketplace Statewide Editions

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What is the Governor’s Marketplace?

The Governor’s Marketplace is where state, federal and local agencies and organizations gather to connect with business owners.  The purpose of this is to bring awareness of public contracting opportunities and to arm Oregon businesses with free or low-cost resources and services to help them start up, sustain their growth, and thrive.

Why should you attend?

 The State of Oregon spends billions of dollars annually on purchasing goods and services.  Let’s work together to keep those dollars in Oregon and get you a customer with a multi-million dollar checkbook.  Most likely, the State of Oregon can buy from you!

Who puts these on?

 The Governor’s Office has partnered with the Secretary of State’s Office of Small Business AssistanceDepartment of Administrative Services, the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity and other state, federal, and local agencies and organizations to bring an incredible wealth of resources to local businesses.

For more information and to register for an event near you, visit: gmp.oregon.gov

City of Portland Open Bids

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00001105 Jeff Blade PORTLAND’S MARATHON Open Market 12/17/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001102 Kimberly Whelan PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH AND CONSULTING Open Market 01/04/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001095 10010145 LUU HUYNH Notice of Intent to Award: BTS STORES INVENTORY Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001092 Emmanuel Amunga HSIP 2016 SIGNALIZED IMPROVEMENTS (PORTLAND)- REBID Open Market 01/15/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001090 Celeste King SUNNYSIDE NORTH RECONSTRUCTION AND GREEN STREETS (ALD-05) Open Market 01/17/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001089 122764 James Moering ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR FUTURE FUNDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF MAINTENANCE REHAB AND REPLACEMENT Open Market 12/21/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001083 Kimberly Whelan STUDY OF DISABILITY ENGAGEMENT AND EQUITY IN PORTLAND Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001081 Kimberly Whelan COLLECTION SYSTEMS FORCE MAIN EVALUATION PROGRAM Open Market 01/18/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001080 123321 Adriana Lucas DAM 1 NEEDLE VALVES Open Market 12/21/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001061 Scott Schneider INTEGRATED TAX SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 12/20/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001002 Theresa Green TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODULE REPLACEMENT PROJECT Open Market 12/17/2018 02:00:00 PM List

SKANSA to hold late winter/ early spring Boost class

BOOST
Description of Program
The BOOST program is a ten-week hands on training program for certified minority,
women owned business contractors. The goal of the program is to provide training in
fundamental areas of construction business management and provides an opportunity
to network with other contractors, representatives from participating agencies,
Skanska and other relevant business organizations.
The course addresses topics that are challenging for all contractors, including
Accounting for Construction, Estimating and more. The format includes actual case
studies, group conversations and hands on demonstrations with proven business
practices. Course materials are presented by internal and external Skanska subject
experts. The program is free to participants.

 

Re-BOOST
Description of Program
This program takes our previous BOOST graduates and walks them through specific

projects from beginning to end with the full project team. Re-BOOST includes break-
out sessions that allow graduates to sit with project managers and first-tier contractors

to discuss project opportunities. Re-BOOST will not only prepare subcontractors
for opportunities on our projects, but will also inform bid packaging to maximize
MWBE firm opportunities.

 

BOOST Flyer

Turner School of Construction Management Program Fall 2019

For more than 40 years, Turner has offered the Turner School of Construction Management.

In the company’s Portland office, the intense seven-week course is specifically geared toward certified minority and women owned businesses. The course is offered at no cost to the participants and is taught by Turner staff. Classes focus on various aspects of business, including marketing, business planning, banking, financials, estimating, scheduling, daily operations, managing risk, safety, managing human capital, and working with public works agencies.

The time also serves as an opportunity to develop mentoring relationships and partnerships. The Portland chapter of the Turner School of Construction Management has seen more than 360 graduates from local businesses.

Applications and the complete schedule will soon be available for the 2019 Turner School of Construction Management.

Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm-6pm at the Portland Community College CLIMB Center. The next class will be held Fall 2019.

Please contact Shannon Watson, Diversity Coordinator for more information: (503) 545-5866 or 
swatson@tcco.com.

City of Portland Contracting Opportunities to Partners

0001086 Jeff Blade EMULSION POLYMER Open Market 11/09/2018 02:30:00 PM List
00001085 Jim Harley WINTER STORM SERVICES SNOW REMOVAL Open Market 11/09/2018 01:00:00 PM List
00001082 Kimberly Whelan ON-CALL LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICER SERVICES Open Market 11/14/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001075 Kimberly Whelan FY 2018-19 COMMUNITY INSIGHTS SURVEY Open Market 11/20/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001074 Valentine Hellman WATER QUALITY DATA MONITORING BUOY IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER Open Market 11/16/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001071 Kelly Davis-McKernan SANITARY SEWER & STORMWATER COMPREHENSIVE RATE STUDY Open Market 11/30/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001070 Kimberly Whelan BULL RUN DAMS PART 12 D INSPECTION AND REPORT Open Market 11/30/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001068 Valentine Hellman WA PARK SEWER SYSTEMS INVENTORY, MAPPING, ASSESMENT, CAPACITY MODELING AND EVALUATION Open Market 11/14/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001067 Valentine Hellman JOB ORDER CONTRACT PROGRAM DEVELPOMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 11/05/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001064 Rachel Beane BES FOOD PROCESSOR VAULT RELOCATION Open Market 11/08/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001059 Kimberly Whelan NEW MOBILITY STRATEGIES Open Market 11/06/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001053 Emmanuel Amunga MT. TABOR RESEVOIRS PHASE 2 PRESEVATION Open Market 11/29/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001052 Kimberly Whelan NET METER REVENUE REVIEW Open Market 11/05/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001018 Kimberly Whelan JOYCE HOTEL SEISMIC UPGRADE AND RENOVATION ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM Open Market 11/07/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001013 Rachel Beane RED ELECTRIC TRAIL: SW BERTHA BLVD – SW CAPITOL HIGHWAY Open Market 11/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001003 Emmanuel Amunga EAST PORTLAND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION TO TRANSIT Open Market 11/13/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000985 Theresa Green UTILITY BILL PRINTING, MAILING, AND PRESENTMENT (WATER) Open Market 11/28/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000643 Celeste King NE COLUMBIA BLVD AT MLK JR BLVD Open Market 11/15/2018 02:00:00 PM List

2018 Governor’s Marketplace Roadshow

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action for Governor Kate Brown is delighted to announce this edition of the Governor’s Marketplace to support Oregon small businesses.

We have partnered with the Secretary of State, Department of Administrative Services and the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity to bring opportunities for businesses to meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations who will share tips, tools, resources and strategies to aid in business growth, more successfully navigate contracting processes and nurture ongoing relationships.

All businesses within the state of Oregon are welcome. These events are held in different parts of the state to make the resources available to all.

Registration is now open for the following events:

September 12, 2018     Central Oregon Community College, Redmond

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-opportunities-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-central-tickets-45664357322?aff=es2

September 13, 2018     Harney County Community Center, Burns

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-burns-or-tickets-45110658193

 October 4, 2018       Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-the-dalles-or-tickets-48040231626?aff=es2

October 17, 2018     Linn Benton Community College, Albany

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-albany-or-tickets-48045949729?ref=ecal

October 19, 2018     Lane Community College, Eugene

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-eugene-or-tickets-48626046815?aff=es2

October 25, 2018     Umpqua Community College, Roseburg

REGISTER ONLINE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-to-public-contracting-business-resources-at-governors-marketplace-roseburg-or-tickets-48044151350?aff=es2


Who should attend?

Business owners who have an interest in public contracts.  Public agencies across Oregon spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year.  These public agencies purchase a wide variety of goods and services.

State Agencieslocal organizations who offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencieslarge firms and General Contractors seeking to provide access and opportunity to a diversified pool of small businesses.

NEW!  Earn CE Credits.  Through our partnership with CCB, Contractors can CE credits for attending this event.  If you only attend certain portions, your earned CE credits will reflect the hours of participation.

WHAT is this about?

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.

This event brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about public contracting opportunities and local resources available.

WHEN, WHERE & HOW to participate? Please register for each event you are interested in.  All locations are open to businesses within the state of Oregon.

Click here for a current list of current Governor’s Marketplace locations.


ODOT provides a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon’s communities and economy thrive.

REQUEST for PROPOSALS UTILIZING ODOT RFP 730-33447-18

Project Information The purpose of the Project is to improve the safety and operations on I-5 between I-405 and I-84, of the Broadway/Weidler interchange, and on adjacent surface streets in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange and to enhance multimodal facilities in the Project Area. In achieving the purpose, the Project also will support improved local connectivity and multimodal access in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange and improve multimodal connections between neighborhoods located east and west of I-5. The Project addresses the following primary needs:

• I-5 Safety: I-5 between I-405 and I-84 has the highest crash rate on urban interstates in the State of Oregon. Crash data from 2011 to 2015 indicate that I-5 between I-84 and the merge point from the NE Broadway ramp onto I-5 had a crash rate (for all types of crashes) that was approximately 3.5 times higher than the statewide average for comparable urban interstate facilities.

• I-5 Operations: The Project Area is at the crossroad of three regionally significant freight and commuter routes: I-5, I-84, and I-405. As a result, I-5 in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange experiences some of the highest traffic volumes in the State of Oregon, carrying approximately 121,400 vehicles each day, and experiences 12 hours of congestion each day.

• Broadway/Weidler Interchange Operations: The complexity and congestion at the I-5 Broadway/Weidler interchange configuration is difficult to navigate for vehicles (including transit vehicles), bicyclists, and pedestrians. This impacts access to and from I-5 as well as to and from local streets. The high volumes of traffic on I-5 and Broadway/Weidler in this area contribute to
congestion and safety issues (for all modes) at the interchange ramps, the Broadway and Weidler overcrossings of I-5, and on local streets in the vicinity of the interchange.

• Travel Reliability on the Transportation Network: Travel reliability on the transportation
network decreases as congestion increases and safety issues expand. The most unreliable travel
times tend to occur at the end of congested areas and on the shoulders of the peak periods. Due to
these problems, reliability has decreased on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 for most of the day. Periods
of congested conditions on I-5 in the Project Area have grown over time from morning and
afternoon peak periods to longer periods throughout the day.

ODOT is conducting this Intermediate Procurement in conformance with ORS 279B.070 and OAR 137-047-0270. No specific level of work or funding is guaranteed by this solicitation process.
Work is anticipated to begin 8-1-2018 and is anticipated to be completed 11-30-2018. The Consultant shall not have or be perceived to have a conflict of interest when performing any of this work.
Proposer must be in compliance with the ODOT COI Guidelines.

Form are available at the following Internet site:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Business/Procurement/Pages/PSK.aspx under “Miscellaneous Procurement Forms”).
*********DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE IS: July 26, 2018 at 2:00pm*********

RFP 33447 Final

 

City of Portland Contracting Opportunities 7/3/18

CITY OF
PORTLAND
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT
AND FINANCE
Ted Wheeler, Mayor
Tom Rinehart, Chief Administrative Officer
Jennifer Cooperman, Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
Tiffani Penson, Supplier Diversity Officer

July 3, 2018

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00000979 Mahn Saechao PRICE AGREEMENT FURNISHING ASPHALT SPEED BUMPS, CRACK SEALING & BASE REPAIR-REBID Open Market 07/24/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000978 Emmanuel Amunga SW 16TH & YAMHILL STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS – REBID Open Market 07/19/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000976 Theresa Green DOOR REPAIR SERVICE, DOOR MAINTENANCE SERVICE, Open Market 07/18/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000975 10009749 Jin Huang PPB TRAFFIC AIR SUPPORT UNIT FUEL Open Market 07/03/2018 03:00:00 PM List
00000973 Rachel Beane N. ARGYLE AND N MARINE DR. SEWER REHABILITATION Open Market 07/17/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000971 Valentine Hellman RELOCATION SERVICES Open Market 07/13/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000970 Jeff Blade GUILDS LAKE AND ANKENY FORCE MAIN INSPECTION – REBID Open Market 07/12/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000967 Jin Huang EAST PORTLAND COMMUNITY CENTER POOL RE-PLASTER Open Market 07/12/2018 03:00:00 PM List
00000966 Celeste King STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION OF TAGGART OUTFALL 30 Open Market 07/24/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000964 Valentine Hellman GRANTMAKING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS Open Market 07/23/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000959 Rachel Beane 1900 BUILDING RESTROOM UPGRADES Open Market 07/24/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000956 Manh Saechao ON-CALL COMMUNICATION MATERIALS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES Open Market 07/13/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000954 Valentine Hellman JUSTICE CENTER ELEVATOR CONSULTING SERVICES Open Market 07/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000952 Valentine Hellman COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS FOR PORTLAND CHILDREN’S LEVY Open Market 07/31/2018 04:00:00 PM

Regional Infrastructure Fund Applications

Yesterday, Business Oregon and the Governor’s Regional Solutions Program officially opened a request for applications to the Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF). This fund is one of the tools used to support economic and community development by providing grants and loans to local governments for Regional Solutions capital construction projects. Business Oregon administers the fund.

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Legislature authorized the issuance of lottery bonds to produce $4 million in net proceeds for the RIF and requested that projects be approved by the Legislature or Emergency Board before the bonds are sold in spring of 2019. The $4 million is to be distributed statewide, with each of the 11 regions being allotted a minimum of $200,000. We are seeking applications for capital construction projects between $50,000 and $1 million.

Applications are due by April 30, 2018. Please visit the Regional Solutions website for the application and more information.