Important Instructions for Prospective Vendors

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Software

All of our Procurement files are in either Acrobat Reader® format (.pdf) or PKZIP® (.zip) format. If you do not have this software please request the Procurement documents be mailed to you, or you may get the software you need at the following sites:

View/Download Instructions

Electronic copies of most solicitations are available for download by following these instructions. The "VIEW/DOWNLOAD' link will allow you to obtain the electronic document, but will NOT place you on a notification list or mailing list for any future addenda for that solicitation. If you wish to be notified of addenda you must REGISTER.

Registration Instructions

REGISTER FOR THIS SOLICITATION: Register for the chosen solicitation and place you on a notification list for any future addenda or information concerning the solicitation. All addenda will be made available to all who have registered for that solicitation and attended a mandatory conference if required.  Most addenda will be available for download.  If you just need to view the specifications, there is no need to register.  If you intend to respond to the solicitation, please register. Failure to register for a solicitation may preclude you from receiving any further addenda and may result in rejection of your BID/RFP/etc.REGISTER FOR MAILING: Request documents (generally those not available for download) be mailed to you and to receive notification of any future addenda.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliancy

For those that require ADA compliant documents, you may register for mailing of any of the documents below here: REGISTER for Mailing and indicate your status on the form.

EEO Certification Requirement

Multnomah County's PCRB Rule 60-0040 requires that all contractors furnishing goods and services to the County in excess of $75,000 must be certified as an Equal Opportunity Employer. (This dollar amount may vary for other government agencies).  Contracts in excess of $75,000 are subject to the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements, and will include vendor certification as indicated in Exhibit 5 of the Sample Multnomah County Contract.  The County will not execute a contract over $75,000 with any contractor who fails to become certified.

Vendor Preference

As indicated in the specifications contained in our solicitations, Multnomah County shall prefer, all else being equal, goods produced in the State of Oregon. For more information please refer to project specifications.  The State of Oregon has also enacted a "reciprocal preference law." The law requires that, when determining the lowest responsible bidder, Multnomah County must add a percent increase to each nonresident bidder's price equal to the percent of preference given to local bidders in the nonresident bidder's home state.  The following link gives more information on the law and provides access to the most current information of states with preference laws: Reciprocal Preference Laws by State.