Multnomah County Prequalification Program, Revised April 2018

Purchasing oversees its own prequalification program for General Contractors interested in doing business with Multnomah County. The goal of the program is to ensure that contractors are responsible in their business practices by determining the project level that the contractor would be eligible to compete for based upon their resources (e.g., working capital and equipment), expertise, experience, integrity, and necessary licenses and insurance.

 Specific program information: 

Facility Applicants:

  • There is NO FEE to apply.
  • Completed Facility applications are due 10 days prior to bid due date.
  • Approved Facilities applications are valid for a one year period.
  • Contractor is responsible to submit renewal applications annually.
  • Send completed Facility prequalification applications to: prequal@multco.us

For Facilities Related Projects: Submit Facilities Prime Contractor Form Prequalification - Facilities Prime Contractor (197.5 KB) 


Transportation Applicants:

  • There is a fee to apply.
  • This is a new stand alone application process from previous Multnomah County Combined Prime Contractor Prequalification Application.
  • NEW! All transportation projects require prequalification with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
  • NEW! If currently prequalified with ODOT, submit ODOT Approval Letter with bid.
  • NEW! IF not prequalified with ODOT, submit to ODOT, prequalification application 10 days prior to bid opening date AND submit to County ODOT Approval Letter within 2 days of bid opening date. 
  • NEW! Approved Transportation applications are valid per ODOT approval date

For Transportation Applicants: Submit Transportation Prime Contractor Prequalification Instructions (150.81 KB)

For Locally Funded and Federally Funded Transportation Related Projects:

Submit Applications to ODOT:
https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Business/Procurement/Pages/Bid_Award.aspx


Additional Public Works Programs and Requirements

Good Faith Efforts program applies to projects estimated at $100,000 or more.
Workforce Training & Hiring program applies to projects estimated at $200,000 or more.

BOLI Prevailing Wages

Most construction projects require compliance with BOLI rules for payment of prevailing wage rates.