Doing Business with Prosper Portland

Information for Vendors, Suppliers and Contractors About Business Opportunities with Prosper Portland

Contact: Professional Services at 503-823-3291

Review the information below to learn what you need to know to do business with Prosper Portland, then visit our RFP/RFQ page for current open RFPs, RFQs, and Bid Opportunities.

Prosper Portland’s mission is to create economic growth and opportunity for Portland. Our vision is to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, equitable, and healthy cities in the world.

Prosper Portland invites vendors, suppliers and contractors to participate in our purchasing and contracting objectives:

  • Equity Policy – Effective January 9, 2013
    Prosper Portland promotes diversity in all aspects of purchasing and contracting.
  • Sustainable Community
    Prosper Portland is committed to retaining and building sustainable communities with local resources, suppliers, and workforce.
  • Community Commitment
    Prosper Portland is committed to providing contracting and purchasing opportunities to our communities with a strong emphasis on encouraging partnerships with minority, women-owned and emerging small businesses.

How Prosper Portland Purchases Goods & Services

  • Less than $5,000
    Competitive solicitation is not required for the purchase of goods and services not exceeding $10,000 or construction services not exceeding $5,000. Utilization of minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, and emerging small businesses is strongly encouraged. View the terms and conditions for Prosper Portland Purchase Orders.
  • More than $5,000 (construction) or $10,000 (goods & services), and less than $50,000
    A minimum of three vendors are directly invited to respond to the solicitation.
  • $50,000 to $100,000
    A minimum of three vendors are directly invited to respond to the solicitation and the contract opportunity is posted on Prosper Portland’s website.
  • More than $100,000
    The formal procurement is posted on Prosper Portland’s website as a Request for Proposals (RFP) or Invitation to Bid (ITB). Email notices are sent to those who have signed up to receive notice of Prosper Portland contract opportunities, and the contract opportunity is advertised in the Daily Journal of Commerce and a local community paper.
  • Flexible Services Contracts
    Flexible Services Contracts (FSCs) are price agreements that allow contractors to provide a wide range of services for Prosper Portland on an as-needed basis. These contracts are established through a competitive Request for Qualification (RFQ) process to encourage wider participation in the solicitation and reduce the number of small service contracts. Download the Prosper Portland list of Flexible Services Contracts. This list shows the current flexible services contract service types, contract expiration dates, number of contracts in the flexible services pool, and the targeted action dates for future contracting opportunities.

Requirements for Doing Business with Prosper Portland

Vendors must be Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) certified. To find out more about EEO certification, visit the City of Portland’s website.

Vendors doing more than $50,000 of business annually in the City of Portland must be licensed in the City of Portland. For more information visit the city’s website at:

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