One of the best kept secrets about sustainability is the fact that it can save money. Sustainable products are often more durable and efficient, which could mean a higher purchase price, but a sig...
When developing product specifications or RFP’s, buyers should take the necessary precautions to purchase goods with limited-to-no toxic chemicals. This will reduce hazardous waste disposal, futur...
Purchasing Training Definitions
Transitional Housing and Supplemental Services (DCJ) Vendors will be asked to describe their organizations' sustainability practices both in the delivery of services and in-house resources.
Purchasing Transportation fuel efficient vehicles; route optimization; idling restrictions
Purchasing Using Total Cost of Ownership and Life Cycle Costing
Waitlist Intensive Case Management
Managing waste can apply to packaging, meeting supplies, training materials, meals and refreshments, limits on giveaways and more.
Purchasing & Water Conservation
A recent government survey showed at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. By using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies fo...
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The County seeks to do business with vendors who support its sustainability goals.
Multnomah County supports construction workforce development through apprenticeship training and the support of pre-apprenticeship programs.
The goal of the Workforce Training & Hiring Program is to increase the number women and minorities in the construction trades through apprenticeship opportunities on Multnomah County projects.
This DCHS solicitation for youth employment services included an early attempt at including sustainable business practices criteria; allocating 15/120 evaluation points.
Useful links: Opportunities to do business with the County, PREQUALIFICATION FORMS, Supplier Code of Conduct, Sustainable Business Practices and more.
We would like to share a few certified business success stories with you! If you are inspired by these stories we hope you will contact us to discuss potential partnerships.
Contact Us for questions including: inquiries on past procurements, to set up an appointment with one of our procurement analysts, or for further information on how to do business with the County.
Learn the basics of our Multco's E-Procurement here! E-procurement is the business-to-business or business-to-consumer or business-to-government purchase and sale of supplies, work, and services.
Our mission is to purchase goods and services to support the County's diverse needs. We ensure the best value for our citizens by guiding fair and open processes.
You may think you are just providing raw materials or service for the County, but you are the foundation for positive economic impacts in our community.
Economic Impact:The pursuit to create full and equal access to opportunities for all people that enable them to attain their full potential.