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: 

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

For Facilities Related Projects:

Submit Facilities Prime Contractor Prequalification - Facilities Prime Contractor (200.5 KB) 


For Locally Funded and Federally Funded (ODOT) Transportation Related Projects:

NEW! Submit completed State of Oregon ODOT Application form and ODOT Approval Letter.


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.