• Question: What is COBID Certification?
  • Answer: Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) is the sole certification authority for the state of Oregon. We are tracking Diversity Classifications as defined by the state of Oregon. We track and use Diversity Classifications as defined by the state of Oregon. Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) is the sole certification authority for the state of Oregon. We are tracking Diversity Classifications as defined by the state of Oregon. All M/W/ESB and SDVBE firms are now known as COBID certified firms in County documentation.

  • Question: What is a supplier?
  • Answer: Person or organization that provides a product or service.

  • Question: Why does the County use the term supplier?
  • Answer: We call any person or organization that provides a product or service a supplier. However, we do understand that many have industry-specific terms. Tip: Please tell us about your industry-specific terms in the "Keywords" field in supplier registration. 

  • Question: What is a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) Number and why do I need it to register? 
  • Answer: A DUNS number is a nine-digit number issued by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. to identify each corporate location of a business. Most companies already have a DUNS number.  You can find yours on the Dun & Bradstreet website at http://www.dnb.com.  If you do not yet have a DUNS number, D&B will provide you one at no cost. 

  • Question: What does “D/B/A” stand for? 
  • Answer: "Doing Business As".  A name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation. If supplied, this name will show up on purchase orders and checks.

  • Question: What is a commodity code?
  • Answer: A commodity code is a Classification System used for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. economy. Commodity codes or industry codes define establishments based on the activities in which they are primarily engaged. As a supplier, you will want to review and select the commodity codes that apply to your product or service; this is an important step and will greatly increase the number of sourcing events you could compete for.
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  • Question: What is a sourcing event?
  • Answer: A process in which Multnomah County solicits suppliers for goods and services such as an RFP, ITB, or RFPQ. 

  • Question: Our Company’s Primary Contact is no longer with the company and I need to gain access to the portal – what do I do? 
  • Answer: Call 800-233-1121. There is a phone tree: Select option 2 for supplier and then option 1. 

  • Question: If I have forgotten my password, how do I reset it? 
  • Answer: Call 800-233-1121. There is a phone tree: Select option 2 for supplier and then option 1. 

  • Question: Trouble with registration regarding duplicate supplier records or matches? Don't know what to do? 
  • Answer: Call 800-233-1121. There is a phone tree: Select option 2 for supplier and then option 1. 

  • Question: Why is a sales contact required?
  • Answer: Multnomah County will be sending general information to help you maintain your information to the sales contact.

  • Question: Can I share my login with my co-worker?
  • Answer: It is not a best practice to share your personal user id and passwords with others. Email tsmmarketplacesupport@multco.us your co-workers name and email address and we will send them a link to register or Call 800-233-1121. There is a phone tree: Select option 2 for supplier and then option 1. 

  • Question: My organization has two EIN's-Why can I only input one in my supplier record?
  • Answer: Contact tsmmarketplacesupport@multco.us on the best way for you to share with us your two EIN's.

  • Question: I have questions that are not answered in the FAQ, who can I contact? 
  • Answer: Submit your request to update your company's profile to: tsmmarketplacesupport@multco.us.

  • Question: How do I maintain or upload my insurance in MMP?
  • Answer: Help for uploading your insurance into MMP can be found here.

  • Question: How do I manage insurance notifications?
  • Answer: Go to View My Profile/Notifications to manage insurance notifications. 

  • Question: Is there a file size limit?
  • Answer: The file size limit is 10MB. 

  • Question: Where do I find my Time Zone, and Display Settings?
  • Answer: You have the ability to change Time Zone and Display Settings by going to your profile. We suggest you select PDT/PST-Pacific Standard Time/US Pacific Time to reflect the time we close Sourcing Events. 

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